India: Online gaming firm Head InfoTech raises $74m from Clairvest, others

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Head InfoTech operates Ace2Three, an online card gaming platform

Japan’s Nomura exits Standard Chartered stake for $500m

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Nomura Holdings Inc. is disposing of a stake in Standard Chartered Plc valued at almost $500 million through a stock sale to institutional investors, according to transaction terms. About 52.1 million shares, accounting for about 1.6 percent of Standard Chartered’s outstanding stock, were sold at 725 pence, the terms showed,… Read more »


CDIB Capital invests in South Korea’s L&P Cosmetics

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L&P is popular for its facial sheet masks sold under the Mediheal brand.


Excelsior Capital acquires Office Depot’s S Korea unit

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it is part of Office Depot’s move to divest its international businesses.


India: Writer Corp in talks to raise structured credit from KKR and Co

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The PE firm is investing approximately Rs 230 crore


South Korea: IMM PE & IMM Investment acquire stake in cosmetics brand Missha owner

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Able C&C is the firm behind South Korean cosmetics brand Missha.


Exclusive: IFC to invest $10m in Chinese dried noodles maker Xiang Nian

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In a deal seen to pave the way for its IPO in the next few years.


Navis Capital buys New Zealand’s Mainland Poultry for $242m

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Pacific Equity Partners and Adamantem Capital were also in the race.


US-based Grayscale Investments floats $10m ethereum classic private fund

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U.S. investment firm Grayscale Investments has launched the first private fund focused on ethereum classic, a blockchain platform, with a seed capital of $10 million, Barry Silbert, founder of the company’s parent, Digital Currency Group (DCG), said on Wednesday. The fund is called Ethereum Classic Investment Trust, with the initial… Read more »


Australia’s Future Fund posts 1.6% return in Q1 after alternative assets focus

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Alternative assets rose to around 15% from 14.2% in the last period