India: NSE arm acquires venture-backed cybersecurity firm Aujas

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Aujas has raised $11 million since 2008 from Chiratae Ventures, IvyCap Ventures and Rajasthan Venture Capital fund.

Daimler taps Goldman to advise on increasing China BAIC stake

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A deal would be only the second since the world’s biggest auto market relaxed foreign ownership rules last year.


FWD revives talks to buy Thai Siam Commercial’s $3b insurance unit

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FWD and Siam Commercial have entered into exclusive negotiations to finalize terms of a transaction. The business could be valued at around $3 billion.


SK Group-led consortium to invest $1b in Vingroup in April: Report

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The development comes on the heels of an earlier announcement by Vingroup to issue a private placement to raise around $1 billion.


India Digest: Blackstone eyes CCD founder’s realty co; Bajaj-Pierer deal

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Blackstone is likely to own around 80% of the SPV while the remaining 20 per cent will be owned by Salarpuria.


MY Digest: Fintech Global buys Zouk; Fortress Minerals to list on Catalist

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Bursa-listed Fintec Global has picked a 75 per cent stake in Zouk Club (KL) for $7.15 million cash.


Fintech firm Akulaku said to acquire minority stake in Indonesian lender

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The stake in the local bank, which is classed as BUKU I or the lowest category of banks in terms of core capital, was bought from Gozco Capital.


IFC mulls $50m loan package for Sri Lankan mid-sized lender

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The investment proposal entails an A loan of up to $16 million and mobilization via non-agented parallel loans of up to $34 million.


IFC may offer $148m loan to China’s Jointown Pharmaceutical Group

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The loan will support Jointown’s business expansion, including construction of up to five new product distribution centres and an upgrade at four warehouses.


Murphy Oil to sell Malaysian assets for $2.13b to Thailand’s PTTEP

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Murphy Oil, which has been in Malaysia for two decades, would exit the country after the sale of its Sabah Oil and Sarawak Oil units in an all-cash deal.