By Juliet Shwe Gaung
An OWNDAYS statement said the financing will boost its efforts to expand across the Asia Pacific.
The Taiwanese startup said it will use the proceeds to grow its operations in Japan, China and Korea.
Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic own a combined 49 percent stake in Network International.
Eclipx board recommended the offer in the absence of a superior proposal.
For Ford, the deal adds scooters to a sprawling array of future transportation services, which already include autonomous vehicles and on-demand shuttles.
Last month, the company announced a partnership with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to offer “triple play” services.
The $150-million pool of capital is the largest raised so far by the Sao Paulo-based VC firm.
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.
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.
The two other bidding groups are led by Australian investment firm Macquarie and U.S. infrastructure fund I Squared Capital respectively.