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$500m And Above

Lixiang rolls to $530m
Bytedance invested $30m in a series C round closed by the smart EV developer formerly known as CHJ Automotive, at a $2.9bn valuation.
FlixMobility propels series F further forward
Investors have provided a potentially nine-figure amount to the $561m first close of Daimler-backed FlixMobility's series F round last month.
Tencent looks to transfer $1.5bn to Kuaishou
The prospective deal would follow a $350m investment by Tencent in early 2017 and would value the video streaming platform at $25bn pre-money.
Analysis: Large corporate-backed rounds by region
Large rounds tend to be raised by companies based in the US and China. Last year we saw a record number of corporate-backed rounds sized $100m and above.
Swiggy speeds toward $750m
The food delivery platform, which has expanded significantly this year, is reportedly close to pulling in $350m or more from Naspers as part of a round valuing it at $4bn.
Babylon falls for corporates in $550m series C
Munich Re and, reportedly, Centene, have committed series C capital to Babylon Health, the developer of an artificial intelligence chatbot that diagnoses health issues.
MyBank to fill its vault with $871m
Existing shareholders Ant Financial and Fosun are reportedly looking to participate in a round that would allow MyBank to increase its lending capabilities.
Traveloka tries for $500m
The round could value travel and holiday services platform Traveloka at $4.5bn and would come after earlier investment from the likes of JD.com and Expedia.

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Didi Chuxing mobilises Toyota for $600m deal
Toyota will invest $600m into Didi Chuxing and form a joint venture also involving GAC Toyota Motor that will be focused on vehicle-related services for ride hailing drivers.
OpenAI closes $1bn investment from Microsoft
The artificial intelligence researcher is partnering Microsoft to enhnace the latter's Azure platform, and has netted $1bn from the corporate in return.
Oyo opens doors to $3bn in transactions
Lightspeed and Sequoia are selling part of their shareholding back to Oyo’s founder for a combined $1.5bn as Oyo also seeks to raise up to $1.5bn in new funding.
Ke.com kicks up $1.2bn
Lianjias's online real estate brokerage spinoff has secured $1.2bn at a reported $9.5bn valuation, with Tencent leading the round.
Analysis: Vungle’s $750m acquisition
Blackstone will purchase the advertising platform VIngle in a deal giving exits to corporates Alphabet and Verizon.
FlixMobility books $561m series F
FlixMobility has raised a reported $561m in series F funding co-led by TCV and Permira, securing capital for the first time since a Daimler-backed round in 2016.

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Analysis: Large corporate-backed rounds by region
Large rounds tend to be raised by companies based in the US and China. Last year we saw a record number of corporate-backed rounds sized $100m and above.
Didi Chuxing mobilises Toyota for $600m deal
Toyota will invest $600m into Didi Chuxing and form a joint venture also involving GAC Toyota Motor that will be focused on vehicle-related services for ride hailing drivers.
Big Deal: Vision Fund makes billion-dollar Grab
SoftBank Vision Fund invested $1.46bn to take Grab's series H round, already backed by Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Booking Holdings, Central Group, Yamaha, Ping An, Microsoft, Tokyo Century and KBank, to $4.5bn.
Flexport extracts $1bn in SoftBank-led round
Cargo shipping services platform Flexport is now valued at $3.2bn following a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that will go to technology development and hiring.
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