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Sequoia and Fidelity Lead ~USD711m Round for Estonia’s Bolt

Sequoia Capital and Fidelity Management led a EUR628m (~USD711m) round for Bolt, an Estonia-based ridesharing and food delivery services company, with participation from Whale Rock, Owl Rock, D1, G Squared, Tekne, Ghisallo and others, at a reported EUR7.4b (~USD8.3b) valuation. Read More

500 Global and Unicorn Growth Lead USD5.3m Seed Round for Nigeria’s ThankUCash

500 Global and Unicorn Growth Capital led a USD5.3m seed round for ThankUCash, a Nigeria-based, multi-merchant rewards platform, with participation from Expert Dojo, Predictive VC, SaaS Growth Ventures, Betatron Venture Group and Accelerex Holdings. Read More

Redseed Leads USD9m Series A for Russia’s Kodland

Redseed Ventures led a USD9m Series A for Kodland, a UK-headquartered edtech founded in Russia, with participation from Baring Vostok, Kismet, Flyer One Ventures and Alexander Nevinsky (I2BF). Read More

FountainVest Partners Acquires China F&B Group from EQT

FountainVest Partners acquired China F&B Group, the franchise operator for Papa John’s and Dairy Queen in mainland China, from EQT for an undisclosed amount. Read More

Temasek, SoftBank and Sequoia Capital Lead USD90m Series C for Indonesia’s eFishery

Temasek, SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Sequoia Capital India led a USD90m Series C for Indonesia-based aquaculture tech startup eFishery, with follow-on from the Northstar Group, Go-Ventures, Aqua-Spark and Wavemaker Partners. Read More

Foodics Acquire Jordan’s POSRocket

Foodics, a Saudi Arabia-based restaurant management platform backed by STV and Sanabil Investments, acquired POSRocket, a Jordan-based POS service provider, for an undisclosed amount. Read More

INCE Capital Closes on USD700m Across Two Funds

INCE Capital reached final closes for INCE Capital Partners II and INCE Opportunity Fund, raising USD478m and USD222m, respectively. INCE’s second fund will focus on early-stage opportunities at the nexus of consumer and internet, while the opportunity vehicle will target later-stage investments. Read More

Grupo Stefanini Acquires Cobiscorp

Topaz, the financial solutions arm of Grupo Stefanini, acquired a majority stake in Cobiscorp, a US-based, Ecuador-founded banking software company with a substantial customer base in Latin America, for an undisclosed amount. Read More

Prosus Ventures Leads USD60m Series B for Colombia’s Platzi

Prosus Ventures led a USD60m Series B for Colombia-based edtech Platzi, with follow-on from Foundation Capital, Y Combinator, 500 Global, FJ Labs, FundersClub, and Hans Tung (GGV) and Darian Shirazi (Gradient). Read More

Vinci Acquires Brazil’s Porto Pontal

Vinci Partners acquired Brazil-based port terminal Porto Pontal from JCR Group for an undisclosed amount. The fund plans to invest BRL3b (~USD526m) in the project. Read More

ICONIQ Growth, Accel, Dragoneer, Others Invest USD400m Series C for Russia-Founded Miro

Miro, a US-based online visual collaboration platform founded in Russia, raised a USD400m Series C from ICONIQ Growth, Accel, Atlassian, Dragoneer Investment Group, GIC, Salesforce Ventures and TCV at a reported USD17.5b valuation. Read More

Carlyle Acquires 10% Stake in South Korea’s Hyundai Clovis for ~USD510m

The Carlyle Group acquired a 10% stake in South Korea-based Hyundai Glovis, the logistics arm of Hyundai Motor Group, for ~USD510m. Read More