The forces behind a bumper year for South Korean venture fundraising serve as a reminder that local players must do more to build much-needed international relationships
The new CEO of Japan Post Holdings has underlined his commitment to targeting riskier asset classes, including private equity and direct M&A opportunities. This comes as several local insurers are branching out into higher-return investments overseas...
China’s Hillhouse Capital has led a $50 million investment in Woowa Brothers, owner and operator of leading South Korean online food-ordering platform Baedal Minjok.
Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has spoken out in defense of Nikesh Arora, its president and COO - and presumed successor to CEO Masayoshi Son - who has been accused of conflict of interest and poor investment performance.
VIG Partners – formerly known as Vogo Investment – has agreed to buy an 83% stake in Korea-based parking management business HiParking for KRW27 billion ($23 million).
Japan's Gree has launched a $12 million fund to support virtual reality (VR) start-ups focusing on both gaming and non-gaming software and content.
Japanese pension funds show stronger interest in latest fund from Tokyo's Globis
VCs and strategic investors demonstrate confidence in Kyulux to produce energy-efficient digital displays with higher quality at a lower price
Korea's NHN Entertainment seeks payment synergies with PE-backed e-commerce marketplace Ticket Monster
IMM Private Equity and Mirae Asset Private Equity are set to exit South Korea-based Doosan Defense Systems & Technology (DST) after Hanwha Techwin agreed to buy the business for KRW695 billion ($607 million).
Ticket Monster, a South Korea-based e-commerce marketplace controlled by KKR and Anchor Equity Partners, has received a KRW47.5 billion ($40 million) investment from online gaming provider NHN Entertainment (NHNE) in what is expected to be the first tranche...
Samsung Venture Investment has led a $13.5 million Series A round for Kyulux, a developer of advanced lighting technology used in digital screens.
Japanese noodle maker Nissin Foods has agreed to buy a 17.3% stake in diversified UK grocer Premier Foods from Warburg Pincus for GBP90 million ($129.3 million).
Japanese online talent search platform Bizreach has raised a JPY3.7 billion ($33 million) Series A round led by YJ Capital, the investment arm of Yahoo Japan.
J-Star has completed its takeover of Japanese drugstore chain Aisei Pharmacy in a deal valued at JPY11.4 billion ($101 million).
Colopl VR Fund has led a $11 million Series A round of funding for Fove, a virtual reality (VR) technology company founded in Japan and headquartered in the US.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has appointed Norihiro Takahashi, a long-standing executive at Norinchukin Bank, as its president.
Bubble tea chain Gong Cha’s Korean franchise started out with an entrepreneurial approach that suited its needs. Now Unison Capital is transforming management style and building a regional lifestyle brand
US-based venture capital firm Altos Ventures has closed its second Korean Opportunity Fund (KOF) at the hard cap of $110 million.
Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed to buy LafargeHolcim’s Korea-based cement business in a joint deal with local GP Glenwood Private Equity worth approximately KRW560 million ($482 million).
US-based GP Frazier Healthcare Partners is leading a $41 million Series A round for Japanese medical research and development company Takeda Pharmaceutical.
Polaris Capital has acquired Japanese power generation equipment and services company Yodogawa Transformer with a view to leveraging increased electricity demand related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Gunosy, a listed Japanese news app backed by VC firms Jafco and B Dash Ventures, has committed IDR67 billion ($5 million) to Kurio, a similar company based in Indonesia.
Japan-based Hiking app provider Yamap has raised JPY170 million ($1.5 million) in a Series A funding round led by mobile gaming services company Colopl.