Asia Pacific

Samsung SDI to invest US $18.5M in Canada Nickel for 8.7% stake

CPE News

Canada Nickel Company entered US $18.5M subscription agreement (for 8.7% stake) and US $100.5M Crawford project offtake agreement with Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. which will become second largest shareholder in Canada Nickel behind Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Zijin Mining Group to invest $129.6M in Solaris for 15% stake

CPE News

Solaris Resources Inc. to close private placement with Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. of 28,481,289 common shares at $4.55 per share for $129.6M. Upon closing of private placement, Zijin will own approximately 15% of Solaris Resources common shares on a fully diluted basis.

Monex Group acquires majority stake in 3iQ for US $39.8M

CPE News

Monex Group, Inc. acquired majority stake of 3iQ Digital Holdings, Inc. from Frederick Thomas Pye, CoinShares International Limited, Van Eck Associates Corp., and other shareholders, for US $39.8M

National Bank of Canada issues ¥1B chinese bond

CPE News

National Bank of Canada issued the first series of its 2023 Panda Bond program, raising ¥1B or approximately CDN $191M by way of public offering in China's Interbank Bond Market.

GIC becomes Aritzia’s third largest shareholder

CPE News

GIC Private Limited increased its holding in Aritzia Inc. to 9,020,382 subordinate voting shares (10.09%) becoming third largest shareholder behind founder Brian Hill and Fidelity Investments.

AIMCo expands global presence in opening Singapore office

CPE News

The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) opened Singapore office led by Kevin Bong, AIMCo's Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Singapore.

uBriGene Biosciences secures ¥150M Series C+ funding

CPE News

uBriGene Biosciences, Chinese company with offices in Vancouver and Rockville, MD, raised ¥150M (人民幣)or US $20M in Series C+ funding.

CDPQ invests ¥20B in Shizen Energy, 1st direct infra investment in Japan

CPE News

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) invested ¥20B or US $135M in Shizen Energy Inc., a renewable energy leader in Japan. CDPQ obtained a seat on the board of directors of Shizen Energy.

Ontario Teachers’ opens Mumbai office, 3rd in Asia-Pacific

CPE News

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan opened new office in Mumbai, India, its 6th global office and 3rd in the Asia-Pacific region. Deepak Dara appointed Senior Managing Director and Head of India, reporting Ben Chan, Executive Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific.

Ontario Teachers’ acquires co-control stake in GPA Global

CPE News

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board acquired a co-control stake in GPA Global from EQT Private Equity and other minority shareholders. Tom Wang and Adam Melton, GPA co-founders, will roll over their respective ownership and continue to lead the company.

Vodafone to sell mobile tower assets to InfraRed, Northleaf Capital Partners for NZ $1.7B

CPE News

InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital Partners each acquired 40% of passive mobile tower assets from Infratil Limited and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. owned Vodafone New Zealand for NZ $1.7B. Infratil will invest to hold 20%.

Green Technology Metals closes A$55M offering

CPE News

Green Technology Metals Limited (ASX: GT1) closed AUS $55 million private placement with AUS $12.8 million from two Canadian investors.

VerSe Innovation closes US $375M new financing with CPP Investments

CPE News

VerSe Innovation secured US $375M additional funding from CPP Investments, following US $430M funding round in August 2021 with participation CPP Investments, Ontario Teachers', Luxor Capital, Sumeru Ventures, Sofina Group, Baillie Gifford and others.

Ontario Teachers’ ups investment in Princeton Digital in Mubadala led US $500M+ financing

CPE News

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board made follow-on investment in Singapore-based Princeton Digital Group as part of US $500+ million equity investment round led by Mubadala Investment Company with participation of Warburg Pincus.

SHOPLAZZA secures US $150M Series C1 led by Softbank Vision Fund 2

CPE News

Shenzhen China and Markham Ontario based Shoplazza closed US $150M Series C1 financing led by Softbank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Chimera, Stepstone and existing investors Sky 9 Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Qianhai FoF and Elegrace.

Xero to acquire Trilogy Software (TaxCycle) for CDN $70M

CPE News

Xero (ASX: XRO) to acquire Trilogy Software, dba TaxCycle, from founder Cameron Peters and others for CDN $70M. TaxCyle employees will be granted CDN $5M in restricted stock units. Peters will continue to lead TaxCycle.

OFX to acquire Firma for $90M

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OFX Group Limited (ASX: OFX) to acquire Firma Foreign Exchange Corporation from owner Michael Oshry, CEO Dave Dominy and others for CDN $90M or AUS $98M.

CDPQ acquires minority stake in QIMA

CPE News

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) acquired a significant minority interest in QIMA from Navis Capital Partners

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