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Rocket Internet, Global Founders and P1 Ventures Lead USD5m Seed Round for Morocco’s Chari.ma

Rocket Internet, Global Founders and P1 Ventures led a USD5m seed round for Morocco-based fintech and B2B e-commerce Chari.ma, with participation from Plug and Play, Y Combinator, Village Capital, Orange Ventures, Air Angels, SPE Capital, Pincus Capital Management, Reflect Ventures, the Chandaria family and others. Read More

Blackstone to Acquire UAE’s VFS Global from EQT

Blackstone agreed to acquire a majority stake in Switzerland- and UAE-based visa services company VFS Global from EQT Private Equity and Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation for an undisclosed amount. Read More

AfricInvest Acquires Minority Stake in Nigeria’s Royal Exchange General Insurance Company

AfricInvest, through its evergreen PE fund FIVE, acquired a minority stake in RoyalExchange General Insurance Company, a Nigeria-based insurance company, for an undisclosed amount. Read More

Base Partners and Untitled Lead USD27m Round for Brazilian Coding School Trybe

Base Partners and Untitled led a USD27m round for Trybe, a Brazilian online coding school, with participation from Endeavor Scale Up Ventures and follow-on from GFC. Read More

SoftBank, Riverwood, Igah and Volpe Invest ~USD56m in Brazil’s CRM&BONUS

Brazilian cashback platform CRM&BONUS raised ~USD56m from SoftBank, Riverwood Capital, Igah Ventures and Volpe Capital at a reported ~USD200m valuation. Read More

Andreessen Horowitz Leads USD152m Series B for Vietnam’s Sky Mavis

Andreessen Horowitz led a USD152m Series B for Sky Mavis, a Vietnam-based crypto video game developer, with participation from Accel, Samsung Next Ventures, 500 Vietnam, Not Boring Capital, Paradigm, Libertus Capital and Fabric Ventures. Read More

KKR Makes USD171m Follow-On Investment in Philippines’ First Gen

KKR made a USD171m follow-on investment for an additional 7.3% stake in Philippines-listed power developer First Gen Corp, bringing its stake to 19.9%. KKR first invested in the company in June 2020. Read More

Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Lead USD260m Series C for India’s CoinSwitch Kuber

Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures led a USD260m Series C for India-based crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber at a reported USD1.9b valuation, with participation from Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global, Paradigm and Ribbit Capital.  Read More

Ninety One Acquires 10% Stake in South Africa’s Truworths

Ninety One acquired a 10% stake in South Africa-based fashion retailer Truworths for an undisclosed amount. Read More

Greenoaks and SoftBank Lead USD50m Series A for Chilean HRtech Buk

Greenoaks and SoftBank led a USD50m Series A for Buk, a Chilean employee workflow and payroll management platform, at a reported USD417m valuation. Read More

Patria Acquires Neosecure and Proteus

Patria Investimentos acquired cybersecurity companies Neosecure and Proteus and plans to invest USD250m in the cybersecurity sector in Latin America. Read More

XP Invests ~USD18m in Brazil’s Alife-Nino

XP invested BRL100m (~USD18m) in Alife-Nino, a chain comprising 31 bars and restaurants in Brazil.  Read More