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$500m And Above

Chime checks in to $500m series E
Mobile bank operator Chime has closed a $500m series E round at a $5.8bn valuation – an increase of $4.3bn in nine months – backed by Access Industries.
Kuaishou to close $3bn series F round
The short-form video platform is raising $3bn in a round set to include $2bn from Tencent, which will boost its stake to nearly 20%.
FerGene secures $570m for first funding
FerGene has been spun off by Ferring Pharmaceuticals to bring a gene therapy for bladder cancer to market, and Ferring itself is supplying $170m of the cash.
Oyo to input $1.5bn
SoftBank Vision Fund is investing $807m in the online short-term accommodation platform at a $10bn valuation, with the rest coming from Oyo's founder.
Paytm locks down $1bn series G
Eight months after reports of the round first surfaced, Paytm has raised $1bn in series G funding at a $16bn valuation from investors including Ant Financial and SoftBank.
Tokopedia stokes $1.5bn fundraising preparations
The Alibaba and SoftBank-backed peer-to-peer e-commerce platform is looking to close $1bn to $1.5bn in funding early next year.
SoftBank puts conditions on Paytm deal
SoftBank Vision Fund has agreed to participate in a $1bn funding round for Paytm, but has stipulated the payment processing platform seek an IPO within five years.
Cainiao collects $3.3bn from Alibaba
Alibaba has increased its shareholding to 63%, having already acquired a majority stake in the logistics platform, also backed by Fosun and Intime Retail Group, two years ago.

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Analysis: SoftBank Vision further capitalises Greensill
SoftBank invested $655m in supply chain finance provider Greensill. The deal is part of the burgeoning alternative lending space within fintech.
Greensill cleans up with $655m
SoftBank Vision Fund has followd up an $800m investment in the business lender in May with another $655m, at a valuation of almost $4bn.
SoftBank sorts We Company with $9.5bn financing package
Jin Jiang International and Legend Holdings will get exit routes through the deal, which is set to give SoftBank a stake in the workspace provider sized at about 80%.
SoftBank sets stage for We Co rescue
The prospective transaction would involve SoftBank raising its stake to about 70% at a valuation potentially as low as $7.5bn pre-money.
Oxford Nanopore to embrace $2.1bn round
Amgen and Illumina-backed genetic sequencing technology developer Oxford Nanopore is reportedly eyeing a $2.1bn private placement.
Paytm progresses towards $2bn
Existing investors Ant Financial and SoftBank are close to taking part in a $2bn round that would value digital payment services provider Paytm at $16bn.

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Chime checks in to $500m series E
Mobile bank operator Chime has closed a $500m series E round at a $5.8bn valuation – an increase of $4.3bn in nine months – backed by Access Industries.
SoftBank sorts We Company with $9.5bn financing package
Jin Jiang International and Legend Holdings will get exit routes through the deal, which is set to give SoftBank a stake in the workspace provider sized at about 80%.
SoftBank mulls $1bn supplement for We Company
The additional cash would be added to the $1.5bn second tranche of warrant financing agreed by SoftBank and the beleaguered We Company late last year.
Analysis: Monitoring nine-figure corporate-backed rounds
Rounds above $100m tend to be raised by companies based in the US and China. Last year we saw a record number of corporate-backed rounds.
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