New treasury services operation for Kylla clients

The Kylla Corporate Transactions team is expanding in expertise and scope as Hugo Berkhout joins us as Partner Investments & Treasury Services. An introduction. Hugo launched his career in finance while a university student in Amsterdam, where he was reading history and law. A series of fortuitous coincidences led him to join Delta Lloyd Bank…

ESG investments is set to drive growth in todays investment world

The term ESG has been circulating within the investment community for a number of years. Now though, in the era of Covid-19, it is enjoying much greater attention. But what, specifically, is ESG and how will it change the investment industry, and Private Equity & Venture Capital in particular? ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, describes the characteristics that make an investment sustainable, responsible or ethical. It is also often used to describe an investment class – sustainable investing –…

alt:"Omise co-founder Jun Hasegawa. Photo: Masayuki Yuda, Nikkei Asian Review"

Thai fintech firm SYNQA raises $80m in Series C round

Fintech company SYNQA based in Thailand, formerly Omise Holdings, has raised $80 million in its Series C funding round led by SCB 10X and SPARX Group, through its Mirai Creation Fund II. The round was joined by Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFS), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), SMBC Venture Capital (SMBCVC), Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance…