Everstone makes fresh hires in global fundraising push, opens New York office

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COO Sanjoy Chatterjee will take additional responsibilities as president-North America and head of business development.

Italy’s Benettons tap GIC among bidders for Cellnex holding vehicle

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and other infrastructure funds are said to be interested in Cellnex due to its high growth rate, resilient business model and pan-European presence.


Singapore: Gateway Partners looks to fully invest $757m PE fund within next year

The company is working on deals in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.


Grab bags $1b from lead investor Toyota in latest funding round

Grab was earlier reported to be seeking funding at a $10-billion valuation.


Singapore’s Sea proposes to raise $400m via convertible senior notes

The company had earlier said it may raise funds to strengthen its balance sheet after its losses tripled in the quarter ended March 2018.


Temasek unit’s retail PE bond offering oversubscribed 7.4 times

Astrea IV Pte’s $90.5-million Class A-1 bond offering for retail investors received about $665.6 million in valid applications. These are the first retail bonds backed by cash flow from private equity investments. 


People Digest: Credit Suisse, Savills, Beyond Capital and NEA make senior hires

Credit Suisse has announced senior appointments in its Southeast Asia investment banking business based in Singapore.


Singapore’s Carousell in fundraising talks with Naspers: Report

Naspers is said to be pursuing a deal with Carousell with a view to making it the firm’s key play in SE Asia and other parts of the APAC region.


Temasek leads $60m round for US-based cybersecurity startup Claroty

The round was joined by Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric-sponsored Aster Capital, Siemens-backed Next47, Envision Ventures, and Tekfen Ventures.


Temasek, Ascendas-Singbridge back workspace provider Breather’s $45m round

The latest round, which was led by Menlo Ventures and joined by CDPQ, brings total funding raised by Breather to nearly $120 million.