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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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January 26-27, 2021

Blackstone in USD262m Exit from Pátria via IPO; USD258m Close for SPE Capital’s North Africa Fund; Closes for TVS Capital, Novo Tellus, & Tata Capital  

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January 19-20, 2021

KKR Closes USD3.9b Asia Pacific Infra Fund; Yunfeng Invests USD300m in Chinese Edtech Yuanfudao; Intel, TPG Growth, EchoVC in USD85m Series B for Kenya’s Gro Intelligence  

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January 12-13, 2021

Tiger Global, SoftBank, and Alibaba in USD1.6b Series E for Chinese Edtech Zuoyebang; LGT Leads USD255m Series E for Brazilian Fintech Creditas; Mekong Closes on USD246m for Vietnam  

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December 22-23, 2020

Warburg Exits India’s Ecom Express & AU Small Finance Bank; DFC Invests USD300m in Africa Data Centers  

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December 15-16, 2020

Everstone Exits Burger King India & Singapore’s Everise; Carlyle & GIC Exit Brazil’s Rede D’Or via USD2.23b IPO  

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December 1-2, 2020

Fidelity, SoftBank, & Sequoia Invest USD1.7b in Chinese Logistics Player; L Catterton Exits Mexico’s Cholula via USD800m Sale to McCormick  

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November 24-25, 2020

GPEC 2021 Dates; OTPP & ADIA Target ASEAN Renewable Energy in USD1.25b Deal; CDC, DPI, EBRD Seed USD750m Pan-African Biopharma Platform  

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November 17-18, 2020

ARCH EM Partners in Secondary Deal for Africa’s CrossBoundary Energy; Legend, Lyfe, and IDG Back Chinese Biotechs  

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November 10-11, 2020

OTPP Leads USD267m Series C for China’s Pony.ai; Saudi Arabia’s PIF Backs India’s Reliance Retail with USD1.3b Investment  

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November 3-4, 2020

Warburg-Backed Broadband Operator Raises USD600m in Philippines’ IPO; Accel-KKR Reaches USD640m Close for EM Buyout Fund  

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October 27-28, 2020

KKR Invests USD386m in South Korean Water Treatment; Chinese Edtech Yuanfudao Secures USD2.2b Series G; Exits for Aqua, Comoé, Baring PE Asia, Innova, Abris  

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October 20-21, 2020

Gaorong Reaches USD1.15b Close for China VC Fund; Andreessen Backs Mexican Hospitality Startup in USD48m Round; Actis Backs Digital Infrastructure in South Africa  

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October 13-14, 2020

GIC & Sequoia India in USD100m Series D for India’s Razorpay; China’s CCV and Linear Reach Final Closes for USD Funds  

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October 6-7, 2020

GA, ADIA, Mubadala, TPG, GIC, & Silver Lake Co-Investors Commit USD3.4b to Reliance Retail; Permira, Mid Europa, & Cinven Partially Exit Poland’s Allegro via USD2.3b IPO  

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September 29-30, 2020

Actis Acquires 75% Stake in South Korean Data Center JV; Advent Reaches USD2b Close for LAPEF VII; BA Capital, Panlin, & Morningside VC Reach Final Closes for China Funds  

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September 22-23, 2020

Advent Exits Brazil’s Easynvest & Invests in Nubank; KKR Asian Fund IV Reaches USD11b+ First Close; Warburg Partially Exits India’s CAMS & Brazil’s Petz  

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