Japanese refiner Idemitsu to buy out Showa Shell in $5.6b share swap deal

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The combined firm would account for about 30 percent of Japan’s domestic gasoline sales.

Scooter startups Lime and Bird look for new funding with loftier valuations

They’ve both raised hundreds of millions of dollars. But that isn’t stopping them from looking for new financing with even loftier valuations.


Cloud tech firm Twilio to buy email tech firm SendGrid in $2b deal

The deal combines two firms that handle communications between apps and their users.


TPG Capital looks to acquire Australia’s Monash IVF: Report

If the TPG Capital deal goes through, it will be the second healthcare business to be owned by the PE player in Australia.


Sydney payments startup Get raises $2.5m from Vertex, Click Ventures

Get claims a user base of 220,000 in Australia and Hong Kong and is preparing for an expansion to Singapore.


Sunrise Capital-II’s Outsourcing Investments acquires Good Support, People Support

Both Good Support and People Support provide staffing services for general manufacturing staff, mainly in the Tokai region across a variety of industries.


Bain Capital to hit final close of $3.5b fourth Asia fund in December

Bain Capital Asia Fund IV will primarily target 15-18 equity investments in the range of $100 million to $400 million.


There’s more to SoftBank shares sliding than Saudi ties

Shares of SoftBank Group Corp. were down 13% in the two weeks to last Friday. Nvidia Corp., in which the Japanese technology company’s SoftBank Vision Fund is a major investor, plummeted 12.3% over the same period.


Investa Office Fund gives Blackstone four days to match rival offer

Investa Office Fund said Blackstone has until Oct 18 to match or outbid Oxford Properties Group’s offer.


Japan’s SoftBank shares plunge 8% as Saudi ties turn investors wary

The company last year raised more than $93 billion for its Vision Fund, of which $45 billion came from Saudi Arabia.