L Catterton Asia, Mitsui invest in Japanese eyeware firm OWNDAYS


An OWNDAYS statement said the financing will boost its efforts to expand across the Asia Pacific. 

LINE, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund co-lead online travel startup KKday’s Series B+

The Taiwanese startup said it will use the proceeds to grow its operations in Japan, China and Korea.

Dubai payments firm Network International picks banks for London IPO

Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic own a combined 49 percent stake in Network International.

Australia’s McMillan Shakespeare to buy Eclipx Group for $662m

Eclipx board recommended the offer in the absence of a superior proposal.

Ford said to acquire electric scooter-sharing startup Spin

For Ford, the deal adds scooters to a sprawling array of future transportation services, which already include autonomous vehicles and on-demand shuttles.

India-focused tech firm Streamcast explores London IPO

Last month, the company announced a partnership with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to offer “triple play” services.

Temasek backs $150m venture fund of monashees, Brazil’s biggest VC

The $150-million pool of capital is the largest raised so far by the Sao Paulo-based VC firm.

Goldman Sachs CEO says he feels horrible ex-bankers broke law in 1MDB case

U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against the two former Goldman bankers and a Malaysian financier linked to the alleged theft of billions of dollars from the fund.

Japan mulls change in anti-trust rules to ease M&As for local banks

The plight of regional banks has become a headache for the BOJ, which is drawing criticism for hurting financial institutions’ profits by keeping interest rates virtually at zero for years.

KKR, German insurer Allianz among four suitors for Altice’s fiber business

The two other bidding groups are led by Australian investment firm Macquarie and U.S. infrastructure fund I Squared Capital respectively.