Investa Office Fund gives Blackstone four days to match rival offer

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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.


Australia’s Pacific Current Group completes Aperio exit for $71.9m

Multi-boutique asset management firm Pacific Current Group had invested in Aperio in January 2016, paying a total of $31.8 million.


Google tells US lawmakers still mulling options on China services

Google has come under criticism after reports it was considering re-entering China’s search engine market and would comply with its internet censorship and surveillance policies.


SoftBank chooses five banks, including Nomura, Goldman, to lead mobile unit IPO

The other institutions are Mizuho Financial Group Inc, Deutsche Bank AG and the SMBC Nikko Securities Inc unit.


YPF in advanced talks to sell minority stake in power unit to Asian Fund

The fund would get a 24.99 percent stake in YPF Energia Electrica SA.


US-based Concept Medical raises $60m to boost India, global operations

A portion of the funds will be used to bolster manufacturing operations in existing and new markets to meet global demand.


Japan’s Infinity Ventures targets maiden global crypto fund in 2019

Infinity Ventures’ $120 million fourth fund, which it started raising in June, is on track to close by end-2018.


Alliance Ventures leads $5m series A in US mobility data platform Coord

Alliance Ventures is the corporate venture capital fund of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.


Plastic surgeon-led consortium acquires $352m stake in South Korean crypto exchange

A group led by plastic surgeon and startup investor Kim Byung-gun will buy 50% plus one share of BTC Holding Co, the largest investor in Bithumb’s operator, for about 400 billion won ($352 million).