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Atmos Ventures and ARIA Lead USD6.7m Series A for Polish Cybersecurity Startup Nethone

Atmos Ventures and ARIA led a USD6.7m Series A for Nethone, a Poland-based cybersecurity startup focused on preventing fraud in remote channels, with participation from Plug and Play Ventures and Firlej Kastory. Read More

Creador Reaches USD500m First Close for South & Southeast Asia Fund

Creador reached a USD500m first close for Creador V. The vehicle has an initial target size of USD600m and will invest in mid-cap businesses across the consumer, healthcare, financial services and business services spaces in South and Southeast Asia. Read More

KKR to Invest ~USD500m in Telefónica Colombia to Create First Open Access Fiber Optic Network

KKR agreed to invest ~USD500m in Telefónica Colombia, a subsidiary of Spain-based telecom group Telefónica, to create Colombia’s first nationwide open access fiber optic network. Read More

Alibaba, SAIC Motor, CMG-SDIC and YF Invest ~USD464m in China’s Banma

Existing shareholders Alibaba, SAIC Motor, CMG-SDIC Capital Management and Yunfeng Capital invested CNY3b (~USD464m) in China-based internet car solution provider Banma Information Technology. Read More

Magalu Acquires Insight Partners-Backed KaBuM! for up to ~USD741m

Brazil-based e-commerce chain Magalu acquired KaBum!, a Brazil-based technology and e-commerce platform backed by Insight Partners, for up to BRL3.8b (~USD741m). As part of the agreement, Magalu invested BRL1b (~USD195m ), which will be followed by the transfer of additional shares conditional on the achievement of established goals. Read More

BlackRock Acquires Korea Renewable Energy Development & Operation Holdings

BlackRock Real Assets acquired South Korea-based offshore wind developer Korea Renewable Energy Development & Operation Holdings (formerly IGIS Private Equity) for an undisclosed amount. Read More

Novastar Leads USD4.2m Investment in West Africa-Focused Agtech Ignitia

Novastar Ventures led a USD4.2m financing round for Ignitia, a West Africa-focused agtech based in Sweden, with participation from Future Foodways, Mercy Corps, Norrsken and Finca International, and follow-on from IKEA Social Entrepreneurship. The funds will be used to expand Ignitia’s operations into Brazil and to extend the company’s footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More

Almaz Capital Leads USD6m Round for Latvian Audio Startup Sonarworks

Almaz Capital led a USD6m round for Latvia-based audio technology startup Sonarworks, with participation from Karma Ventures, Trind Ventures, Proks Capital, Smart Growth VC, Wiser Financial Advisors OÜ and angel investors. Read More

Insight Partners Invests USD32m in Cyprus’ LearnWorlds

Insight Partners invested USD32m in LearnWorlds, a Cyprus-based, cloud-enabled platform for creating, selling and promoting online courses. Read More

CMG-SDIC Capital and Tigermed Lead USD100m Series D for Chinese Drug Developer Adlai Nortye

CMG-SDIC Capital Management and Hong Kong-based contract research organization Tigermed led a USD100m Series D for China-based drug developer Adlai Nortye, with participation from Legend Star, Guolian Fund, Triwise Capital, ATCG and Chinese social video platform Tian Ge Interactive Holdings. Read More

BOCOM and Cyberport Macro Fund Invest USD100m in Hong Kong’s GogoX

Hong Kong-based last mile logistics platform Gogox (formerly GoGoVan) raised USD100m led by BOCOM, the international arm of China Bank of Communications, and Cyberport Macro Fund. Read More

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 Invests USD1.7b in South Korea’s Yanolja

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 invested USD1.7b in Yanolja, a South Korea-based travel and leisure platform. Read More