Australia’s Artesian exceeds target with final close of $19m clean tech fund

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It includes a A$10 million commitment from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Japan: 2016 net external assets rise to second largest on record driven by M&A

Japan remained the biggest creditor nation for the 26th straight year.


SEA tech startups lag far behind China and India in attracting VC funding

SEA startups remain behind in terms of both deal flow and funding.


Emaar buys 51% in Rocket-backed Namshi for $151m

Emaar is competing with Amazon that recently acquired leading Middle East online platform Souq


Duff & Phelps buys Quantera Global Asia Holding for Asia Pacific expansion

More than 25 transfer pricing professionals will join Duff & Phelps in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Vietnam.


Tencent-owned Supercell picks up majority stake in UK’s Space Ape game studio

Supercell acquired 62% stake in deal valuing Space Ape’s total equity at $90m.


Japan: Authlete closes $1.2m seed; Zeals secures $720k

Japanese startups Authlete and Zeal have secured seed funding.


SoftBank invests $100m in Brazilian ride-hailing app 99

Didi Chuxing had led an over $100m round in the Brazilian firm earlier this year.


People: ANZ gets new PH CEO; Hietman hires regional MD; HSBC Global’s HK hire

Green is currently the ANZ Laos CEO


Australia’s Champ Private Equity closes fourth fund at $547m

Sydney-based¬†CHAMP Private Equity has closed its fourth fund at $547 million (A$735 million), said a report in AVCJ. CHAMP IV, which is focused on Australia and New Zealand, was floated in 2015 with the target to raise about A$1 billion. The fund reached the first close of A$500 million early… Read more »