Consumer electronics group Sony and toy brand Lego’s parent company Kirkbi each invested $1bn in US-headquartered video game producer Epic Games at a $31.5bn valuation.
Internet and telecommunications group SoftBank announced it is spinning off its Latin America Fund into an independent vehicle called Upload Ventures.
China-headquartered solar wafer producer Guangdong Gaojing Solar Energy Technology has raised $251m in a series A round featuring solar cell provider Shanghai Aiko Solar Energy and home appliance manufacturer Midea.
Philippines-based financial technology app developer Voyager Innovations received $210m in a funding round led by quantitative trading firm Susquehanna International Group.
Pax8, the US-based operator of an online marketplace for cloud software products, secured $185m in a funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 at a $1.7bn valuation.
Lithuania-based internet privacy and security software provider Nord Security secured $100m from investors including media company Hubert Burda in its first external round.
Software development tool provider Perforce agreed to acquire US-based software automation technology developer Puppet for an undisclosed sum, allowing corporates Cisco, VMWare and Alphabet to exit.
Industrial technology manufacturer Robert Bosch agreed on acquire UK-based autonomous driving technology developer Five for an undisclosed sum, providing exits for conglomerate Sistema and insurance provider Direct Line.
US-based healthcare provider Northwell Health launched a healthcare company building platform called Ascertain with venture studio Aegis Ventures.