Online luxury fashion retailer MyTheresa plans NY IPO: sources

According to sources close to the matter at hand, online luxury fashion retailer MyTheresa plans on taking advantage of the robust equity market by listing on the New York Stock Exchange. MyTheresa’s owner, Neiman Marcus, is working with Morgan Stanley on the planned listing, which could be as early as April, said sources. Both, Morgan…

Indian digital payments giant Paytm valued at $16 billion in latest funding round

On Monday, Paytm, an Indian digital payments company stated it has raised fresh funds totaling to $1 billion from a group of investors which includes existing backers such as SoftBank’s Vision Fund and China’s Ant Financial Services. The funding round saw Paytm being valued at $16 billion. A fresh investment in Paytm by Japan’s SoftBank’s…

South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd invests in Indonesia’s e-commerce startup Bukalapak’s latest funding round

Although Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd’s investment was not disclosed, the funding round saw Bukalapak valued at more than $2.5 billion. On Friday, Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak stated, South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd has participated in its latest funding round which valued the company at over $2.5 billion. Bukalapak did not disclose the…

Grab unveils major investment plans for Vietnam

Ride-hailing firm Grab plans on investing “several hundred million dollars” in Vietnam since it sees the country as its next growth market. Grab unveilled the plan just weeks after it disclosed a $2 billion investment plan for Indonesia. The proposed investment plan marks Vietnam as one of Asia’s fastest growing economy and underscores Grab’s eagerness…

Visa invests undisclosed amount in Indonesia’s ride hailing firm Go-Jek

Visa’s investment was during Go-Jek’s ongoing F Series funding round. On Wednesday, Visa Inc stated, it has invested an undisclosed amount in Indonesia’s Go-Jek in the ride-hailing company’s ongoing Series F fundraising round. In a statement the U.S. payment processor said, both companies will collaborate to provide more options for cashless payments for consumers across…

U.S. buyout firm KKR and China Tencent Music Entertainment Group eyeing to purchase 50% stake in UMG

Tech-savvy KKR has prior experience in the music industry given its earlier deal with Bertelsmann; however negotiations with Vincent Bollore are expected to be tough, especially if KKR and Tencent push for a controlling stake. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group and U.S. buyout fund KKR are…