Investa Commercial Property Fund plans A$500m fundraise

Investa Commercial Property Fund plans A$500m fundraise

Sydney-based Investa Commercial Property Fund (ICPF) is preparing to launch a roadshow to raise A$500m (€308m) to finance new acquisitions and its development projects. ICPF, which owns some of Australia’s best office buildings, predominantly in Sydney and Melbourne, will look to Asia, the UK, Europe and North America for fresh equity. Although the planned raising will be launched next week,…

Singapore’s Insignia Closes $200 Million Southeast Asia Fund

Insignia Ventures Partners, a Singapore-based firm founded by a former venture partner of Sequoia Capital, has closed its second Southeast Asian fund at $200 million. The new fund underscores a growing interest in Southeast Asia’s startup scene. A number of VC firms, including Temasek Holdings Pte.’s Vertex Ventures and Vulcan Capital, the investment house of late Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul…

Singaporean venture capital group Insignia Ventures secures US$200M second fund, to back early-stage tech startups in the region

Insignia Ventures’ first fund was at US$120 million last year, claimed to be the largest maiden vehicle by a Southeast Asian venture capital firm Insignia Ventures Partners, Singapore-based venture capital group announces that it has closed an oversubscribed second fund at US$200 million, The Business Times reported. Insignia noted that the partners of the fund include premier institutional investors such…

Meet The Digital Banking Startup That Just Closed $4.9M And Came Out Of Stealth

New York’s Rho Business, which wants to create a digital business banking system for early-stage and high-growth startups, has raised a $4.9 million seed round led by Inspired Capital. In simple words, Rho wants to work as basic operational banking infrastructure for startups. What exists in the market today can prove a challenging fit for young companies. Founded by Everett…

Paytm Close To Landing $2 Billion New Financing

India's mega fintech Paytm is close to bagging $2 billion of new financing from well-known investors, enough to fend off an influx of new rivals, according to people familiar with the matter. Jack Ma's Ant Financial, Japan's SoftBank Group Corp and Rob Citrone's Discovery Capital Management are in Paytm's latest financing round, boosting the cash horde of the Indian mega…

Venture capital funds to pull the brakes

Venture capital investment in India in the next two quarters is unlikely to be as robust as the third quarter of calendar year 2019, according to research from KPMG. The total venture capital investment in the country during the July-September quarter was $3.5 billion, higher than the second-quarter amount of around $2 billion. These include large deals such as $490…

Robeco Bolsters Sustainable Investing Awareness in Asia

In an attempt to boost awareness and knowledge about sustainable and factor investing, Robeco has made its educational platform available to all investment professionals in Hong Kong and Singapore. The «Robeco Essentials» platform aims to share the asset manager’s views on the latest investment topics through various mediums including animated videos, charts, case studies, and summaries. Content is organized into…

Singapore overtakes the US to become world’s most competitive country

Singapore has overtaken the U.S. to become the most competitive nation in the world, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). In its 2019 Global Competitiveness Report, the WEF measured the strength of 103 key indicators, such as inflation, digital skills and trade tariffs, across 141 countries. The key indicators in the report were organized into 12 pillars, which included…

65% of all startup funding in SEA goes to Singapore: 2019 Google report

South-east Asia’s (SEA) internet economy is now worth US$100 billion, and will triple to US$300 billion by 2025, an annual report on the region’s digital economy has found. Of this, US$12 billion was from Singapore – slightly over 10 per cent of the regional total. Jointly published by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company, the report – released on Thursday…

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