ICO fundraising more difficult amid heightened investor scrutiny: Kenneth Oh, Dentons Rodyk


Kenneth Oh of Dentons Rodyk discusses ICOS, regulations, and the liquidity prospects for LPs and fund managers.

Successful ICOs need backing from strategic purchasers: Mike Kayamori, Quoine

Kayamori discusses the success of his cryptocurrency exchange’s ICO, as well as its growth plans.

Singapore: EFA Group’s latest SME trade finance fund deploys $100m since launch

EFA will develop the SME trade financing platform to service more geographies in Asia in 2018.

Singapore: Japan’s Itochu invests $59m in OUE Lippo Healthcare

Itochu intends to diversify into Asia’s growing healthcare market by taking a strategic stake in OUELH, which operates nursing care facilities.

AdAsia Holdings sets up holding company, launches two new platforms

All three firms, AdAsia Holdings, TalentMind and CastingAsia, will be under the umbrella of AnyMind Group.

Blackstone said to reach $1.1b deal for Maui resort with Singapore’s GIC

The transaction would be the second-largest deal for a single hotel in the U.S.

Hyundai joins Didi, SoftBank to invest in SEA ride-hailing firm Grab

The funding is part of Grab’s Series G round, its largest capital raising exercise to date.

Fatfish to acquire 51% stake in Singapore startup APAC Mining

Fatfish has previously invested investment in Singapore-based Kryptos-X and CryptoFoundry.

GIC-backed GLP privatisation comes into effect, to delist from SGX on Jan 22

The $11.6-billion buyout and privatisation is considered to be the largest ever private equity acquisition of an Asian company

Singapore GIC, Canada Pension Board and Cortland Partners launch $550m JV

The JV will use the fund to acquire and renovate 8,000 to 10,000 Class B multi-family units in the U.S.