13 December 2021 – Arm Eyeing IPO Amid Nvidia Deal Uncertainty

Arm eyeing IPO amid Nvidia deal uncertainty

UK-based semiconductor technology producer Arm would look to have an initial public offering (IPO) as a backup plan if its planned acquisition by fellow chipmaker Nvidia were to fall through, a source told Global Corporate Venturing.

SenseTime sets $767m target for IPO

SenseTime, a China-headquartered artificial intelligence technology provider that counts corporates Alibaba, Qualcomm, SoftBank, Suning and Dalian Wanda as investors, is reportedly seeking up to $767m in its initial public offering.

Nubank nabs $2.6bn in IPO

Nu Holdings, the Brazil-based owner of neobank Nubank, which counts internet company Tencent and conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway as investors, secured $2.6bn in an IPO priced at $9 apiece – at the top of its range.

Tencent makes Tyme in $180m series B

Singapore-based digital banking network Tyme expanded its series B round to $180m with $70m in new funding from internet and gaming group Tencent and development finance institution CDC Group, highlighting the further international expansion of digital banking.

GV gees up Freenome’s $300m series D

Internet and technology group Alphabet’s GV subsidiary took part in a $300m series D round for US-based cancer detection technology developer Freenome, further expanding its life sciences portfolio.

Whydah wins $25m to push play-to-earn gaming

Vietnam-based blockchain game studio Whydah secured $25m from investors including gaming guild Good Guild Games, decentralised technology provider Mask Network and blockchain technology developer KardiaChain as the market for play-to-earn (P2E) gaming continues to intensify.

Binance and Animoca Brands form $200m fund

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s Smart Chain subsidiary launched a $200m blockchain gaming investment scheme with digital entertainment and blockchain technology developer Animoca Brands.

Genesys generates $580m in Zoom-backed round

UK-based customer engagement software provider Genesys secured $580m from investors including Zoom, forming part of a significantly expanded portfolio for the video conferencing platform developer in 2021.

Jokr plays series B card to raise $260m

On-demand grocery delivery startup Jokr secured $260m in series B funding from investors including HV Capital, the venture capital firm backed by publisher Holtzbrinck, at a $1.2bn valuation.


“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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08 November 2021 – Terran Takes Off with $1.58bn Reverse Merger

Terran takes off with $1.58bn reverse merger

Terran Orbital Corporation, a US-based satellite services provided backed by aerospace and defence manufacturer Lockheed Martin, has agreed to a reverse merger with special purpose acquisition company Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp.

Nubank files for dual listing

Nubank, a digital bank operator backed by corporates Tencent and Berkshire Hathaway, filed for a dual initial public offering (IPO) yesterday in the United States and its home country of Brazil.

Delhivery to ship in $998m through IPO

Delhivery, a FedEx and SoftBank-backed logistics service provider based in India, filed for an initial public offering that will be sized at up to $998m.

Udemy completes route to IPO

US-based online education provider Udemy secured approximately $421m in an IPO the Nasdaq Global Select Market , providing exits for internet group Prosus and remote learning service Benesse.

Coca-Cola fortifies itself with Bodyarmor

Beverage producer Coca-Cola Company acquired portfolio company Bodyarmor, a US-headquartered sports drink brand, at a valuation of approximately $6.59bn.

Everlaw earns $202m in series D round

US-based developer of legal data software provider Everlaw raised $202m yesterday in a series D round that included CapitalG, the growth-stage investment arm of internet and technology conglomerate Alphabet.

Mythical Games gets $150m to play with

US-based blockchain game developer Mythical Games raised $150m in a series C round featuring cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and FTX, bringing its total funding to over $270m.

Sfermion hits close of $100m Fund II

Sfermion, a US-based non-fungible token (NFT) focused investment firm, has closed its second fund at $100m with backing from blockchain app developer Animoca Labs and trading firm Capital Markets Trading.

Fox starts $100m NFT fund

Fox, a US-based media group, has set up a $100m corporate venturing fund for digital creators as part of a new business unit, Blockchain Creative Labs.

Walden Catalyst Ventures tops $550m for first fund

Walden Catalyst Ventures, the US-based venture capital firm co-founded by ex-employees of South Korea-headquartered consumer electronics producer Samsung’s Catalyst Fund, closed its debut fund at over $550m.

Open Labs launches $100m fund

Indonesia-based brand aggregator Open Labs has launched a $100m fund to acquire direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands.


“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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