SG Dealbook: Anchanto launches merchant platform SelluSeller; Tan Chong to lauch Thai car prodn JV

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Anchanto launches SelluSeller platform while Tan Chong is launching a car production JV in Thailand.

Anchanto launches SelluSeller platform

E-commerce logistics and selling platform Anchanto has launched SelluSeller, a one-stop platform that enables merchants and enterprises to sell on various e-marketplaces across Asia.

Headquartered in Singapore, Anchanto developed the platform as a tool empowering sellers to cut across geographies and access global marketplaces.

Within the first month of its launch, Anchanto has secured Lazada, Bluebell Group, DKSH and PayTM as customers for the platform.

The launch will enable Anchanto to strengthen its position as a player in the e-commerce logistics SaaS industry.

At the launch on January 17, Vaibhav Dabhade, CEO of Anchanto, said,  “Sellers are looking for simple platform to sell their products regionally in to Southeast Asia and India on cross-border model.”

Sellers can choose Anchanto’s Global Fulfilment Network and e-commerce B2C fulfilment which will fully integrate with SelluSeller and provide them with preferred fulfillment rates. This will be further connected to the firm’s broad network of warehouses spread across the region.

Tan Chong to launch car production JV in Thailand

Tan Chong International will offer complete knockdown production of Subaru vehicles in Thailand starting from 2019 through a joint venture (JV) that involves its wholly owned subsidiary TC Manufacturing and Assembly Thailand.

The two corporations will establish a JV enterprise in February with Fuji Heavy Industries, the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles, for that purpose. In addition, they two firms will expand their CKD production of Subaru vehicles for distribution within the region.

According to details in a filing, Tan Chong will be in charge of the distribution of the vehicles through its Subaru dealer network and hold a 74.9 per cent stake in the JV, with Fuji holding the remaining stake.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.