15 November 2021 – Rivian Motors to $11.9bn IPO

Rivian motors to $11.9bn IPO

US-based electric truck developer Rivian went public on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in an $11.9bn IPO that marked the exits for corporates Amazon, Ford, Cox Enterprises, Sumitomo and Abdul Latif Jameel.

Paytm puts together $2.5bn IPO

One97 Communications, the owner of payments service Paytm, is set to raise $2.5bn in its IPO.

Nykaa nabs $721m in initial public offering

FSN E-Commerce Ventures, the corporate-backed operator of fashion e-commerce platform Nykaa – an online beauty, personal and pet care product marketplace that also offers its goods through more than 80 brick-and-mortar retail partners across India – secured more than $721m in its initial public offering.

PharmEasy fishes for $842m in IPO

API Holdings the corporate-backed owner of India-based digital drugstore operator PharmEasy, filed for an IPO equal to $842m on the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

DoorDash orders up $8.1bn Wolt acquisition

Online food ordering service DoorDash agreed to acquire Wolt, a Finland-based food and consumer delivery service that counts internet group Prosus as an investor, in a €7bn ($8.1bn) all-share deal.

GoTo gets $1.3bn in pre-IPO funding

GoTo Group, the Indonesia-based company formed by the merger of e-commerce marketplace Tokopedia and ride hailing service Gojek, reportedly secured over $1.3bn from investors including Google and Tencent as it prepares to go public at a valuation of up to $30bn.

Xiaohongshu sells corporates on $500m round

China-based social commerce app developer Xiaohongshu has reportedly raised $500m from investors including internet group Tencent and e-commerce firm Alibaba.

Lime scoots to $523m in financing

US-based urban mobility service Lime – which provides electric scooter and bicycle rental services in 120 cities worldwide – has raised $523m in convertible debt and term loan financing from investors including ride hailing service Uber.

FTX, Solana and Lightspeed launch $100m fund

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX and US-headquartered public blockchain platform developer Solana’s corporate venturing unit, Solana Ventures, have launched a $100m gaming fund with venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Cadenza catches investors for $50m crypto fund

US-based venture capital firm Cadenza Ventures has raised $50m for an early-stage cryptocurrency-focused vehicle anchored by mutual fund manager VanEck Associates.

Emerson establishes $100m investment fund

Emerson, a US-headquartered producer of manufacturing automation technology, has launched a $100m corporate venturing vehicle called Emerson Ventures, with plans to deploy that capital over the next five years.


“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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