China (Yunnan) Pilot Free Trade Zone Welcomes Foreign Investors

KUNMING, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 21, 2022 Located in Yunnan Province in Southwestern China, China (Yunnan) Pilot Free Trade Zone has been attracting foreign investors with its proactive policies since its establishment in August 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220920006031/en/ Service Hall of Kunming Area of Yunnan Pilot Free Trade Zone […]

Syntagma Capital Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations to Carve out a Significant Part of Imerys’ Business Serving the Paper Markets for an Enterprise Value of €390m

BRUSSELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 09, 2022 Syntagma Capital today announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire certain assets of Imerys producing kaolin, ground calcium carbonate (“GCC”), precipitated calcium carbonate (“PCC”) and talc primarily serving the paper, as well as pulp, board, packaging, ceramics and building markets for an enterprise value of €390m including an […]

Arbor Ventures Establishes Strategic Partnership With Tokio Marine to Accelerate Innovation in the Insurance Industry

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 18, 2022 Tokio Marine Asia Pte. Ltd. ("Tokio Marine") today announced a strategic partnership with Arbor Ventures ("Arbor"), a leading global Fintech / InsurTech-focused venture capital firm, headquartered in Singapore. This partnership, established through its Innovation Lab in Singapore, marks Tokio Marine's commitment to accelerating the digital transformation of the global insurance industry. […]

MarcumBP Expands to Southeast Asia with New Office in Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial Centre

Singapore presence to serve clients seeking access to global capital markets, building upon long-standing and continued commitment to the China market NEW YORK & SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 29, 2022 MarcumBP (MBP) announced the opening of its new office in Singapore. The office will support its growing practice of clients from Southeast Asia seeking to access global capital […]

FICO Insights: Nearly 3 in 4 Thais Experienced a Drop in Income Due to Pandemic; Many Will Switch Banks in 2022 to Chase Better Offers

Intent to switch in 2022 notably higher than last year, especially for the mass affluent BANGKOK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 19, 2022 FICO (NYSE: FICO) Highlights 70 percent (nearly 3 in 4) of Thailand’s retail banking consumers experienced a negative impact on their income due to the pandemic Amidst an uncertain financial climate, the majority of banking consumers […]

Transak Eases Crypto Onboarding for Thailand Users; Adds Local Thai Payment Methods to On-Ramp

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 13, 2022 Transak, a single integration for applications to accept fiat-to-crypto deposits from a global user base, today announces the availability of local payment methods for Thailand users. This service is now available within the Transak widget giving users the chance to buy crypto via debit/credit cards, Bangkok Bank iPay and Mobile Banking […]

SCF Partners and T.D. Williamson the Global Leader in Pipeline Infrastructure Maintenance Announce Investment Partnership

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 05, 2022 SCF Partners (“SCF”) and T.D. Williamson, Inc. (“TDW”) are pleased to announce an investment partnership. SCF, an energy investment firm, has invested in TDW, a global leader in intervention and isolation, inspection, and pigging products and services for the gathering, transmission, and distribution sectors of the pipeline industry. TDW helps […]

Pure Harvest Smart Farms Secures USD $180.5 Million From Global Investors to Fund Expansion

Funding takes total capital raised to-date to $387.1 million, fortifying the company’s position among the best-funded startups in the MEASA region. Ambitious growth plan includes high-tech hybrid smart farms across the GCC and Asia. A diverse, global investor base supports Pure Harvest’s mission to democratize access to high-quality, sustainably-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables. ABU DHABI, […]

Blackstone Completes Acquisition of Crown Resorts in the Firm’s Largest Investment to Date in Asia

MELBOURNE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 24, 2022 Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that real estate funds and private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed the acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited (“Crown”) in the largest transaction to date for the firm in Asia Pacific. The transaction comprises three premium resort and casino properties in Melbourne, Perth and […]

SoftBank Appoints Alex Clavel as CEO of SoftBank Group International

Michel Combes to Step Down After Five Years at SoftBank Clavel Brings Years of Global SoftBank Experience to the Role TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 22, 2022 SoftBank Group Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced that Alex Clavel, currently Managing Partner at SoftBank Group International (“SBGI”), has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SBGI, effective June 30, 2022. Mr. […]