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Goldman Sachs to invest $500m in women-run companies

The program will also help clients invest directly in private, late-stage companies or provide seed capital for women starting their own funds.


Google to invest $550m in China’s e-commerce giant JD.com

The deal could help JD.com expand beyond its base in China and SE Asia and establish a meaningful presence in U.S. and European markets.


China’s CITIC files for approval to take over CEFC’s Czech assets

The Czech assets involved are the CEFC Europe firm, holding interests in hotels, real estate, engineering and a sports club and Lapasan, through which CEFC holds a majority stake in beer brewer Lobkowicz.


Airtel’s Kenyan unit abandons plan to merge with Telkom

Airtel and Telkom Kenya were planning to merge to create a stronger challenger to Safaricom.


China regulator receives Xiaomi’s IPO application

Xiaomi plans to raise up to 30% of its targeted $10 billion offering by selling shares in mainland China and offer the rest in HK.


Bain Capital to back Toshiba Memory’s potential chip sector acquisitions

The Bain consortium won a long and highly contentious battle for Toshiba Corp’s chip business, the world’s No. 2 producer of NAND chips.


Taiwan Yageo’s unit to acquire U.S. Pulse Electronics for $740m cash

The acquisition will strengthen company’s position in the automotive electronics market,


South Korean regulator says Samsung ownership structure ‘not sustainable’

The structure has enabled the family of Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee to retain control of the companies in the conglomerate, especially crown jewel Samsung Electronics, with minimum investments.


Whirlpool to sell Embraco compressor business to Japan’s Nidec for $1.08b

Brazil-headquartered Embraco has been a Whirlpool majority-owned business unit since 1997.


Australia’s Vocus Group ends talks for sale of NZ arm

The company, which is in a turnaround phase, had announced the restructuring plans to simplify its business structure.