SoftBank Korea leads $9m funding in sports analytics startup Bepro11


SoftBank Ventures Korea itself invested $5.33 million while Altos Ventures and KT Investment joined the round.

Japan’s Advantage Partners divests entire stake in Fasford Tech to Fuji

As part of the deal, FFT will become a subsidiary of Fuji, a global manufacturer of industrial robots.

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp to acquire 25% stake in Bangladesh LNG terminal

The other 75 percent of the Summit LNG (SLNG) terminal will be held by Bangladesh’s Summit Corp.

Buyout titan TPG to stay private, parting ways with KKR, Apollo

TPG’s decision comes as the firm tries to raise at least $14 billion for its flagship buyout fund and a pool that would invest alongside it in health-care deals.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority selling Seoul building for up to $531m: Report

ADIA acquired State Tower Namsan in 2015 for about $485.7 million from Shinhan BNP Paribas, outbidding IGIS Asset Management and RREEF.

How chess prodigy and Heroz founder made record-breaking Tokyo listing

Heroz, which went on to develop AI technologies through the creation of online games such as shogi, is now a public company, and its shares are thriving.

Uber CEO puts growth above profit, taps new businesses

Khosrowshahi is searching for new businesses. In the last few months, Uber bought a startup that rents electric bicycles, invested in another one that rents electric scooters and went to work on its own scooter-rental business.

Valley VC Foundation Capital to raise new $350m fund

Foundation Capital was one of the early backers in Netflix, and is also an investor in American ride-hailing firm Uber.

Carlyle raises $264m for latest PE fund for individuals

The fund is the latest private equity access fund launched by Carlyle. The first was the Carlyle Private Equity Access Fund 2014, which raised $144 million.

Investors said to have told Uber to sell self-driving unit

Uber’s self-driving car unit has racked up losses of $125 million to $200 million each quarter for the past 18 months.