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Douyu looks to channel $500m in IPO
Tencent owns more than 40% of the China-based live game streaming platform, which has chosen New York for its initial public offering.
Global Wings reaches higher with $149m
Global Wings plans to enhance its aviation services offering with the funding, which was supplied by two affiliates of Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
Netcore acquires Quinto.ai after pivot
Rebel Foods has exited chatbot developer Quinto Technologies in an acquisition of undisclosed size by Netcore Solutions.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-18 April 2019
Each week the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Solvay pours cash into Longwater
China-based Longwater Investment’s advanced materials-focused fund has received a limited partner commitment from the chemicals producer's corporate venture capital unit.
Londian powers up $250m round
SK Group has put $250m into electronics materials supplier Shenzhen Londian Electrics and will collaborate with the company through a joint venture.
Globis maps out $321m for sixth fund
LPs including Sompo Japan Nipponkoa and Tokio Marine have put their weight behind Globis Capital Partners’ sixth fund, which is targeting a $335m final close.
Vtron takes a seat at $72m education fund
Vtron Group has agreed to supply 20% of the capital for an education-focused investment vehicle formed by Tianfeng Securities that has reportedly reached a $44m first close.

Other News

Vimeo pulls out $200m Magisto acquisition
Qualcomm, SanDisk and Mail.ru are among the investors exiting video-editing tool provider Magisto, which has agreed to an acquisition by Vimeo.
Dianrong desires $100m
Existing backers Standard Chartered and Orix are among the prospective investors as the peer-to-peer lending marketplace seeks $100m in funding.
Corporates unlock Qinlin Technology's series B round
The smart security and residential services technology provider has collected several hundred millions of yuan in a round featuring Xiaomi and JD Digits.
Curefit creates $5m health food incubator
Curefit has set up an incubator that is expected to invest $5m in up to 10 packaged health food and organic product startups in the next two years.
Amatil X ventures into Indonesia
Coca-Cola Amatil has ushered its accelerator program, Amatil X, into Indonesia to invest in startups specialising in on-demand delivery, distribution optimisation, in-store analytics and sustainable packaging.
Pensees pins down series A funding
Computer vision and IoT technology developer Pensees has received $22.5m from investors including Foxconn and Qihoo 360.

Editor's Picks

Careem rises to $3.1bn acquisition by Uber
Careem has agreed to an acquisition by Uber in a cash-and-convertible note deal, allowing Rakuten, Al Tayyar, Daimler, STC and Didi Chuxing to exit.
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.
YY captures Bigo for $1.45bn
Bigo, a social video livestreaming platform, has been acquired by its existing shareholder YY for more than $1.45bn in a deal that also provided exits for Ping An and Bertelsmann.
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