Blackstone pursues $359m take-private of India's R Systems
The Blackstone Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in India-based IT services provider R Systems International at a valuation of INR 29.04bn (USD 359m) and moved to delist the company.
Satinder Singh Rekhi, who founded R Systems in 1993, and his fellow promoters have agreed to sell 61.1m shares – or a 51.67% stake – to Blackstone for INR 245 apiece. The private equity firm has also...
Co-Stone leads $43m round for China biosynthesis player
Co-Stone Capital Management has led a CNY 300m (USD 43m) Series B round for Readline, a Shenzhen-based company that specialises in synthetic biology.
Australia’s Heal Partners closes debut fund on $137m
Australia’s Heal Partners, a health, education, and lifestyle-focused venture capital firm, has closed its first fund on AUD 200m (USD 137m). The target was AUD 100m.
US regulator gets access to Chinese audits
The threat of delisting that has haunted Chinese companies that trade on US exchanges appears to have receded after the US regulators announced they had gained full access to the audits of these companies for the first time.