IDFC exits Seaways via share buyback
India’s Seaways Shipping & Logistics has bought back the entire 24% holding of private equity backer IDFC Alternatives following a decision to defer a previously planned domestic IPO.
Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. However, IDFC’s stake was said to be worth around INR800 million ($12.5 million) at the time of the IPO filing last year. The decision to...
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.