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General Catalyst Leads USD10m Round for Brazil’s Genial Care

General Catalyst led a USD10m round for Genial Care, a Brazil-based provider of autism care services for children, with participation from Atlantico, Canary and angel investors.  Read More

BTG Pactual Leads USD30m Round for Chile’s BioElements

BTG Pactual led a USD30m round for BioElements, a Chile-based biodegradable plastic packaging manufacturer. Read More

China’s LePure Raises ~USD15m Series C Led by General Atlantic, Novo Holdings and Goldman Sachs Asset Management

LePure, a China-based bioprocess equipment developer, raised a ~CNY100m (~USD15m) Series C led by General Atlantic, Novo Holdings and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, with follow-on from Highlight Capital, Bayland Capital, HM Capital, CSTC and Huaying Health Fund.  Read More

China’s Capcon Raises ~USD50m Series B2 from Chengchuang Capital, Cowin Capital and Others

Capcon, a China-based packaging equipment manufacturer, raised a ~USD50m Series B2 from Chengchuang Capital, Cowin Capital, GL Ventures and Shang Qi Capital. Read More

Lion’s Head EIF To Provide ~USD8m Credit Facility in Mali’s SolarX

The Energy Inclusion Facility (EIF), managed by Lion’s Head Global Partners, agreed to provide a EUR7.5m (~USD8m) credit facility for SolarX, a Mali-based developer of commercial and industrial (C&I) solar power plants. Read More

Ghana’s Jetstream Africa Raises USD13m in Equity and Debt Pre-Series A

Jetstream Africa, a Ghana-based supply chain platform, raised a USD13m equity and debt pre-Series A. Cauris Management and Proparco led the debt financing, and equity investors included Octerra, Wuri Ventures, Seed9, The MBA Fund and ASCVC, with follow-on from Alitheia IDF and Golden Palm. Read More

Abris-backed Velvet CARE Acquires Poland’s Almus

Poland-based tissue producer Velvet CARE, with support from Abris Capital Partners, acquired Almus, a Poland-based paper products manufacturer. Abris acquired Velvet CARE from Avallon in 2018. Read More

General Atlantic Acquires 5.64% Stake in Indonesia’s Cimory for USD130m

General Atlantic acquired a 5.64% stake in Cimory, an Indonesia-listed producer of dairy and other food products, for USD130m. Read More

Carlyle Acquires Majority Stake in India’s VLCC for ~USD300m

Carlyle acquired a majority stake in VLCC, an India-based beauty and wellness marketplace, for a reported ~USD300m. Read more here and h Read More

BioNTech To Acquire Tunisia’s VC-Backed InstaDeep for ~USD387m

Nasdaq-listed BioNTech agreed to acquire InstaDeep, a Tunisia-founded, UK-based AI industrial decision-making platform backed by AfricInvest, Endeavor Catalyst and others, for EUR362m (~USD387m). Read More

Mexico’s GoTrendier Raises ~USD15m Series B Led by IDB Invest, Creas Impacto and IDC Ventures

GoTrendier, a Mexico-based second-hand clothing e-commerce marketplace, raised a ~USD15m Series B led by IDB Invest, Creas Impacto and IDC Ventures with follow-on from IGNIA Partners and others. Read more here and h Read More

L Catterton Leads ~USD44m Series A2 for Hong Kong’s TENWAYS

L Catterton led a CNY300m (~USD44m) Series A2 for TENWAYS, a Hong Kong-based e-bike manufacturer. Read More