Unterfohring, Germany-based mass media broadcasting firm ProSiebenSat.1 picked up a minority stake in Beverly Hills, US-based multichannel network Collective Digital Studio (CDS) for an undisclosed amount for expansion purposes.
Makati, Philippines-based cooling solutions provider Concepcion Group is buying a stake in elevator company Otis E&M Co Philippines as a joint venture with Hartford, US-based multinational conglomerate United Technologies Corp (UTC) for an undisclosed amount.
Tencent Holdings will be acquiring a 15% stake in JD.com in a $214.7 million deal to provide a stronger platform that will rival Alibaba Group Holdings in the space, Bloomberg reported.
Tencent Holdings, the biggest Internet company in China, could get a 16% stake in online retailer JD.com, according to a Chinese business newspaper, Reuters reported.
San Francisco, US-based startup Spellgun launched today to bring Western mobile games to China's mobile market under a partnership with video game art outsourcing firm Concept Art House and Chinese firm Talkweb.
Moscow, Russia-based affiliate marketing and advertisement firm CityAds Media nabbed a $5-million investment from private equity investor Klever Internet Investments in exchange of a minority stake in the ad company.
Irish telecom tycoon Denis O'Brien picked up a minority stake in San Francisco, US-based startup Spritz to see how the latter's easy reading app could help improve the literacy rate in developing areas.
Perth, Australia-based mineral sands explorer Iluka Resources Ltd announced that it will pick up an 18.3% stake in Rotherham, UK-based metal powder producer Metalysis for ₤12.2 million ($A22.5 million).
Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group invested CNY210.5 million ($30.7 million) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based restaurant chain Secret Recipe, according to a report by Shanghai's China Business News.
Melbourne, Victoria-based diamond mining firm Merlin Diamonds raised $2 million by selling 26 million of its shares at $0.75 apiece to Singapore-based investment holding firm Blumont Group for the development of its diamond mine in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Philippine-based real estate holding company SM Investments Corp entered an agreement to acquire a 34% stake in CityMall Commercial Center Inc for an undisclosed amount to construct a chain of community malls in Visayas and Mindanao.
US-based angel investor and Wine Library TV founder Gary Vaynernuck partnered with RSE Ventures cofounder Matt Higgins to launch a $25 million seed fund called Vayner RSE which they might be used to start a new brand of wine.
Private equity firms, including General Atlantic Partners, Actis Capital, Baring Private Equity Partners Asia and Apax Partners, are reportedly in talks with the principal owners of Credit Analysis and Research Ltd. CARE's top three shareholders are seeking to divest a 32% to 38% stake in the credit ratings company.
New York, US-based hedge fund Libra Advisors will pick up a $7.2% stake in Auckland, New Zealand-based business developer Rubicon to support that latter's future forestry biotech project.
English football club Liverpool is in talks to acquire an £11-million stake in Australian professional football club Melbourne Victory, according to a report by News.com.au.
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