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September 14, 2021

Sequoia, Founders Fund, Ribbit & Stripe in USD200m Series A for Senegal’s Wave; BPEA Invests USD150m in Singapore’s Virtuos  

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September 7-8, 2021

GIC & Carlyle Exit Brazil’s Rede D’Or for USD500m; True North & ChrysCapital Invest USD150m in Singapore’s QuEST Global  

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August 31, 2021

SoftBank Leads USD400m Round for Nigerian Fintech OPay; Temasek, Loyal Valley, Lilly Asia, Others in USD700m Series C for Chinese Vaccine Developer; Chiratae Closes USD337m India VC Fund  

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August 17-18, 2021

Temasek in USD185m round for India edtech upGrad; Insight Partners and Tiger Global in USD500m Round for Brazil’s Nuvemshop; PAG Reaches USD525m Final Close  

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August 10-11, 2021

Navis Closes on USD1.35b Across Two Asia Funds; GA & SoftBank in USD1.5b Round for Turkey’s Trendyol  

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August 3-4. 2021

Brookfield & TPG Raise USD12.4b for Global Climate Funds; Helios Acquires Moroccan Medtech Group; INCE in USD450m First Close for China VC Fund  

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July 27-28, 2021

Tiger Leads USD235m Series D for Chilean Foodtech NotCo; Carlyle Leads USD100m Series D for China’s Neiwai  

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July 20-21, 2021

GPCA Deal Awards; GIC, CPP Investments, SoftBank & Walmart in USD3.6b Round for India’s FlipKart; Baring PE Exits South Korea’s Logen  

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July 13-14, 2021

Lightrock Closes USD900m Global Growth Fund; Exits for Chiratae, Elevation Capital, Warburg, Navis, Others  

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July 6-7, 2021

EMPEA Is Now GPCA; SoftBank Leads USD415m Series C for UAE’s Kitopi; AIIM, Adenia & IFC Back African Telecoms Tower Infrastructure  

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June 29-30, 2021

EMPEA Is Now the Global Private Capital Association  

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June 22-23, 2021

Advent Invests USD430m in Brazil’s Ebanx; General Atlantic Leads USD100m Series C for UAE’s Fresha, MEVP Exits  

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June 15-16, 2021

DPI Member Profile; Blackstone to Acquire Chinese Tech Publisher for USD1.3b; Gemcorp & Helios in Debt Deal for Pan-African Mobile Network  

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June 8-9, 2021

New EMPEA Programming; Tiger Global, Sequoia, Mubadala & Others in USD550m Series D for Turkey’s Getir  

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June 1-2, 2021

New EMPEA Trends in Global Tech Report; Helios Backs NBA Africa  

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May 25-26, 2021

Multiples & CPP Investments Back Indian Animal Health Business; Baring PE Asia Leads USD400m Deal for Vietnam’s The CrownX  

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May 11-12, 2021

Tiger Global & Coatue in USD250m Series C for Mexican Crypto Exchange Bitso; CDPQ & CVC Capital Back China’s BlueFocus International  

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May 4-5, 2021

Centurium, CITIC, Hillhouse & Temasek in USD4.7b Take-Private of China Biologics; CPP Investments & AIMCo Invest ~USD411m in Brazil’s Igua Saneamento  

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April 27-28, 2021

Public Market Exits for Earlybird, Accel, Alphabet, Warburg, Gavea & Sina; CPE in USD1.8b First Close for China PE Fund  

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April 20-21, 2021

Silver Lake Backs UAE’s Group 42 with USD800m Investment; 5Y Closes USD & CNY Funds at USD2b; Warburg in ~USD121m Exit from Brazil’s Sequoia Logística  

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April 13-14, 2021

KKR Closes USD15b Asia Pacific Fund; EIG-Led Consortium in USD12.4b Deal for Saudi Aramco’s New Oil Pipeline Business; Cinven, Permira, Mid Europa in USD1.2b Exit from Poland’s Allegro  

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April 6-7, 2021

Wise Road in USD1.4b Take Private of South Korea’s Magnachip; Falcon Edge, Goldman, Others in USD800m Round for India’s Swiggy; Vinci Closes USD173m Fund  

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March 30-31, 2021

Exits for Advent, Affirma, Horizon, Kalaari, Multiples & Warburg; Gulf Capital Acquires Two US Healthtechs in Bolt-on for UAE’s Accumed  

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March 23-24, 2021

Carlyle in USD540m Exit from India’s SBI Cards; D1 Capital in USD425m Series D for Brazil’s Loft at USD2.2b Valuation; TPG Rise Fund to Invest USD200m in Airtel Africa’s Subsidiary  

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March 16-17, 2021

Advent in USD2.3b Exit from Chinese Electronics Materials Company; L Catterton Lists SPAC on Nasdaq; True North & Tata Capital Back Indian Pharma  

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March 9-10, 2021

EMPEA Programming and Reports; Temasek Commits USD500m to LeapFrog; CDPQ Backs Brazilian Fiber Optic JV with USD321m; Fund Closes for OrbiMed, Asia Partners, Addor Capital, Trifecta Capital, SunFunder & Indus Valley  

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March 2-3, 2021

Boyu Capital Closes USD3.6b China Fund; TVM Capital Healthcare in USD232m Exit from UAE’s CMRC; CapSur Capital Leads USD205m Round for Brazil’s Loggi at ~USD2b Valuation  

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February 23-24, 2021

Tata Group Acquires Indian Online Grocer for USD1.3b; Earlybird Closes USD241m Emerging Europe VC Fund; Gulf Capital Exits Turkish ISP Turknet  

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February 9-10, 2021

GPEC 2021 Registration Open; Phatisa Reaches USD143m Close for Africa Food Fund; L Catterton in USD148.5m Exit from Espaçolaser via IPO  

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February 2-3, 2021

GGV Reaches USD2.52b Close Across Five VC Funds; GIC, Whale Rock, & Invesco Lead USD400m Series G for Brazil’s Nubank  

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