Startup Digest: Tencent partners AppsFlyer, 500 Startups invests in WaHome, SmartBite closes strategic investment

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Tencent has partnered Appsflyer in a strategic relationship aimed at enhancing its offering for advertisers, 500 Startups has led a seed round in South Korea’s WaHome and Malaysia’s SmartBite has closed a strategic investment.

Carlyle exits Australia’s Qube Logistics in $264m deal

Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP launched on Tuesday the sale of a stake in Australian diversified logistics company Qube Holdings Ltd  worth $264 million, IFR reported citing a term sheet of the transaction. Carlyle, through its Carlyle Infrastructure Partners fund, is offering 137.4 million shares of Qube at a price… Read more »


Australia: JPMorgan acquires $215m Melbourne tower; Propertylink seals $107m buyout of Denison fund assets

Australia Digest: JPMorgan gets $215m Melbourne tower; Propertylink seals $107m buyout of Denison fund assets


Japan: Psychic VR Lab and Planet Table secure funding

Latest in the Japanese startup ecosystem saw Psychic VR Lab secure funding from 6 angel investors while Planet Table closed a $4 million Series B round. Psychic CR Lab closes angel round Virtual reality applications developer Psychic VR Lab has closed a funding round from 6 angel investors. These include… Read more »


Tel Aviv voice analytics firm secures $3m investment led by Kuang-Chi Group

“This funding will enable us to enhance our world leadership position, and continue our efforts into researching the connection between vocal intonation and health issues,” Yuval Mor, CEO of Beyond Verbal, said.


Sumitomo Mitsui seeks to assist with Saudi Aramco IPO, touted as biggest ever

Saudi Arabia is preparing to sell a stake in the company known as Saudi Aramco that could raise as much as $100 billion in the biggest IPO ever.


Global buyout major TPG looking to raise over $4b for new Asia fund

The new fund will be one fifth bigger than its last one, TPG Asia VI, which raised $3.3 billion in 2014, and reflects growing investment opportunities in the region. It would, however, still trail the regional record set by KKR & Co’s Asia Fund II which raised $6 billion in 2013.


Australia: ASX-listed MedAdvisor buys tech startup Healthnotes in $4.1m deal

ASX-listed MedAdvisor has acquired rival tech startup Healthnotes for a consideration of A$5.5 million ($4.14 million) to emerge as Australia’s leading medication management platform.


Japan’s biggest banks said to sign agreement with Saudi Aramco

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.’s banking unit and its two biggest Japanese peers plan to sign a non-binding agreement with Saudi Arabian Oil Co. in Tokyo


Australia: Conergy makes final close on $31.9m solar and battery storage plants

Conergy had made a final close on a US$31.9 million solar and battery plant in North Queensland,Australia.