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Private investment company and incubator IdeaRiverRun (IRR) has announced an RM2.34-million (US$700,000) investment in Singapore-based Gimmie, which provides digital marketing tools such as loyalty and rewards programmes.
Tokyo-based Internet services powerhouse Rakuten Inc announced that it has agreed to acquire an 18% stake in AirAsia Japan Co Ltd, the new low-cost carrier (LCC) set to be launched in Japan by AirAsia Inc, Asia’s biggest LCC.
MOL Global Pte Ltd has agreed with Sultan Ibrahim of Johor for him to acquire a 15% stake in its wholly owned operating subsidiary, MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd for a cash consideration of US$120 million.
South Korea’s VCNC, which develops the ‘couples’ app Between, said that Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed mobile Internet services company DeNA Co Ltd has agreed to make a “strategic investment” in the company.
Rocket Internet’s Zalora has secured a USD112 million in funding, from privately held investor group Access Industries in addition to funds managed by US-based asset management firm Scopia Capital Management LLC and other institutional investors.