Spark Capital To End 2 New Funds With $2B

Spark Capital, an early and growth-stage venture firm, has raised a total of$1 billion for two funds, according to a news post. The firm closed $400 million for its fifth venture fund and $600 million for its second growth fund. Investors included foundations and university endowments.

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FedEx Said Amazon Needs Tens of Billions of Dollars and Years to Compete

FedEx said in a statement that “a new entity competing” with the company will have to spend tens of billions of dollars to replicate its current extensive network. The statement, referring to Amazon’s new plan to get into the logistic business, also assured that FedEx’s relationship with Amazon remain strong.

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OJK’s New Regulation on Licensing and Organization of Venture Capital Companies

OJK Issued a new regulation with regards to Venture Capital Companies. The new provision changes the licensing and organization of venture capital companies, and includes sharia law and sharia-based legal entities.

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Ecosystem Investment Partners Closes Fund III Above $200 Million Target

Baltimore private equity firm Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP) announced on Tuesday that they closed its third fund at $303 million, overriding its target of $200 million. With such amount of equity capital commitments, Monument Group Inc. is to serve again as exclusive placement agent.

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Indonesian Government Will Allow Foreign Capital on More Sectors

The changes are part of the government's economic stimulus package, expected to boost the country's economic growth and create job openings. Indonesia's new regulations on investment would loosen current restrictions on foreign investments in various sectors, including e-commerce, retail and healthcare.

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Venture Firm Qiming Received $648 Million in Venture Capital Fund

One of China’s biggest venture capital firm, Qiming, secured its fifth US dollar venture capital fund in total of $648 million. The fund will help expand the firm’s investments in Chinese top startups in various sectors such as internet, consumer, technology, healthcare, as well as cleantech.

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Capital is not US economy's savior - article

According to an article for Reuters, the banks' notion of capital being the US economy's savior was a farce.

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RBI allows banks to borrow capital overseas

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed local banks to borrow overseas up to 100% of their Tier I capital.

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Powa Technologies gets USD 76 million from anonymous investor

Powa Technologies receives funding for expansion after PM Cameron endorsed investor infuses money for the firm.

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Rotunda Capital sells stake in Worldwide Express

Rotunda Capital announced its exit from Worldwide Express today.

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Private equity firms are Asia's new bankers

Data from Private Equity International and Thomson Reuters revealed that private equity companies are now Asia's new bankers.

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Existing investors put in more money on raised US $2.6 million in anew round of funding, bringing total capital to US $13.6 million.

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Samsung appoints new African CEO, boosts capital spending

Samsung appointed a new African CEO and boosted capital spending.

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Affectv starts work on meeting goals after GBP 2 mln capital infusion

Following its acquisition of GBP 2 million funding in a round led by Octopus investments, Affectv starts the work to meet its goals.

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VidSys raises US $15.65 mln in new financing

Security operations platform provider VidSys accumulated US $15.65 million in equity financing from existing investors.

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