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22 July 2016

LVMH arm L Capital Asia buys into Korean beauty business CLIO

fashion-1063100_1920 The private equity arm of luxury goods major LVMH has picked up a minority stake in Korean beauty products business CLIO Cosmetics.

21 July 2016

Singapore’s Vickers halfway to target in Fund V raise

singapore-243669_1920 Singapore investment house Vickers Venture Partners is halfway to its S$340m ($250m) target for its fifth fund.

20 July 2016

Prime Venture backs new fintech biz promising automatic 10% salary boost to India’s employees

payment-473685_640 Prime Venture Partners has invested $1m in fintech startup NiYo Solutions, boasting a novel product which could trigger an instant pay rise for 10 million Indian employees.

19 July 2016

Asia e-commerce brand-builder aCommerce bags $10m VC-led round

keyboard-886462_1920 ACommerce, an e-commerce provider which helps global brands set up a presence in southeast Asia, has picked up $10m of financing led by Blue Sky Venture Capital.

19 July 2016

500 Startups collects $8m to back ‘promising startups’ in Thailand

Thailand flag US venture capital firm 500 Startups has raised just over $8m for its latest fund, which will target startups in Thailand.

18 July 2016

Dazzled by S Korean beauty market Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs bid for Carver

beauty-422700_640 Global private equity group Bain Capital and investment bank Goldman Sachs are getting a piece of the fast-growing South Korean beauty market via cosmetics company Carver.

18 July 2016

KKR, Apollo India unit eye stakes in debt-troubled Indian steelmakers

filter-175301_1920 US buyout giant KKR and Apollo-backed Indian PE investor Aion Capital Partners are reportedly among buyers considering investing in struggling Indian steel makers.

15 July 2016

Retail tech startup ShoppinPal lands $1.07m

retail display pixabay Steelhead Ventures and Plug and Play Tech Center have led a $1.07m financing round in Indian retail tech startup ShoppinPal.

15 July 2016

MBK may rock Japan’s PE landscape with new mega-deal for Accordia

golf-course-828978_640 South Korean buyout house MBK Partners is about to close one of the biggest private equity deals in Japan in recent years, eyeing a JPY160bn ($1.5bn) buy of golf course operator Accordia.

14 July 2016

Creador claws in more capital for Fund III raise

globe-1339833_1920 (1) Southeast Asia-focused private equity investor Creador is homing in on its $450m target for its third fund, AltAssets can reveal.

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