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2 February 2016

Venturra Capital leads $12m Series A round for fitness platform KFit

Snap Fitness KFit, a new fitness-sharing platform for the Asia Pacific region, has raised $12m in a Series A financing led by newly-launched venture firm Venturra Capital.

2 February 2016

Blackstone reduces stake in its first China investment

chemical US private equity giant Blackstone Group has reportedly reduced its stake unit of state-owned China National Chemical Corp, AltAssets understands.

1 February 2016

EQT invests in factory supply chain services business Elevate

work-1000618_1920 European private equity house EQT has picked up a majority stake in Hong Kong-based supply chain sustainability and risk management business Elevate.

29 January 2016

Actis-backed Endurance Technologies may go public by end-2016

engine-1099159_1920 Emerging markets PE investor Actis may soon exit its 13.72 per cent stake in Indian car parts maker Endurance Technologies as the latter is said to be planning a bourse debut.

29 January 2016

Qiming looks to raise up to $620m for its fifth VC fund

china Chinese early-stage investment firm Qiming Venture Partners is looking to raise up to $620m for its fifth venture capital fund, AltAssets can reveal.

28 January 2016

Baird offloads Shanghai-based Boston Plastics

plastic-pipes_sq Global private equity firm Baird Capital has sold Shanghai-based Boston Plastics three years after purchasing the company.

28 January 2016

Corstone closes S Korea-based Growth and M&A Fund on some $125m

seoul-364118_1920 Global investment firm Corstone has announced the closing of its latest fund, a KRW150bn ($124.5m) South Korea-based vehicle with focus on growth equity and M&A.

28 January 2016

KKR exits Vietnam’s Masan Consumer Corp

supermarket-737418_1920 US private equity major KKR has sold off its stake in Vietnamese food and beverages company Masan Consumer Corp to Masan Group.

28 January 2016

Disney-affiliate Steamboat targets $100m for sixth VC fund

steam Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, is looking to raise up to $100m for its sixth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

28 January 2016

Rakuten Ventures reveals new $84m Japan startup fund

cherry-301250_1920 Corporate venture capital investor Rakuten Ventures has launched a new JPY10bn ($84m) fund aimed at Japanese tech startups.

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