Curoholdings, a South Korea-based holding company, will secure an investment of KRW2.03bn ($1.81m) through private placement of shares.

The company will issue 800,000 shares at a price of KRW2,540 ($2.26) per share.

Curoholdings is engaged in coffee distribution, semi-conductor testing equipment, and resource development.

BEFORE Brands has raised $13.1m through a Series A round of funding for the purpose of business expansion.

The funding round was led by Gurnet Point Capital, a private equity and venture capital firm.

BEFORE Brands, is a health and wellness company that produces infant nutritional and dietary supplements.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, will acquire Nothing Bundt Cakes in partnership with the management team.

Nothing Bundt Cakes is a franchiser of gourmet bakeries, offering hand-crafted and baked on-site products, including cakes and related merchandise items.

Dena Tripp, the co-founder of the target company, will continue to play an important role in the company and will be a chairperson on the company’s board of directors following the acquisition.

Buderim Group will issue convertible notes to raise A$15m ($11.48m) as per a binding term sheet agreement with Wattle Hill RHC Fund 1 SPV1 Ltd (WHC) and Asia Mark Development Limited (AMD).

According to the terms of the agreement, Buderim will issue 25m notes to WHC and 12.5m notes to AMD at a face value of A$0.40 ($0.3) each. The notes bear a coupon rate of 4.5% a year.

Buderim is a producer and retailer of confectionery ginger and other ginger-based products, while AMD is a business associate of Chinese snack company QiaQia Food, and WHC is a holding vehicle of Wattle Hill RHC Funds.

Image: Curoholdings is a holding company that also operates in coffee distribution segment. Photo: courtesy of Jeff Kubina.