Carlyle pursues take-private of Japan's Totoku Electric
The board of Japan-based electric wire manufacturer Totoku Electric has endorsed a tender offer from The Carlyle Group that values the company at approximately JPY 38.2bn (USD 261m).
The private equity firm is looking to acquire 6.7m shares for JPY 5,660 apiece, according to a filing. The minimum acceptance threshold for the offer to proceed is 4.49m shares, or a 66.6% stake. Furukawa...
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.