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Farfetch runs to $250m Stadium Goods acquisition
The fashion e-commerce platform has agreed to buy Stadium Goods less than two years after its $4.6m series A round, handing exits to LMVH and Chernin Group.
Cisco lines up nine-figure Luxtera acquisition
Cisco has reportedly outbid others and is set to buy Tokyo Electron-backed semiconductor technology developer Luxtera for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Airbnb and Slack consider direct listing
Airbnb and Slack are considering following in the footsteps of Spotify by exploring a direct listing rather than going the traditional route through Wall Street.
Tripping arrives at HomeToGo
HomeToGo has acquired Recruit-backed holiday home rental platform Tripping for an undisclosed sum, while also raising an amount likely to be about $120m.
Moderna loads up $604m in IPO
AstraZeneca, Merck & Co and Alexion all scored exits as mRNA therapy developer Moderna floated in the largest biotech IPO of all time.
Mogu modulates US IPO
Tencent, Ping An and Bertelsmann-backed e-commerce platform Mogu has floated on the New York Stock Exchange in a $66.5m initial public offering.
Uber and Slack slide closer to IPO
Uber has confidentially filed for an initial public offering while Slack has hired Goldman Sachs to lead its own IPO at a purported $10bn valuation.
Lyft files for 2019 IPO
Lyft, which has raised some $4.4bn from investors including Alibaba, GM, Tencent, Alphabet, Magna, Rakuten, Jaguar Land Rover and Didi Chuxing, has confidentially filed to go public.

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ResMed procures Propeller for $225m
The acquisition of respiratory management system developer Propeller Health will provide exits for McKesson, Aptar Pharma, Hikma, GlaxoSmithKline, Walgreens and 3M.
Bustle forks out $5m to buy Mic Network
Bustle has agreed to buy Mic for $5m, marking a significant down valuation for the news publisher backed by Axel Springer, Hakuhodo, You & Mr Jones, Time Warner and WPP.
Moderna adjusts IPO target to $521m
AstraZeneca, Merck and Alexion-backed Moderna Therapeutics has set its pricing range at $22 to $24 and would raise more than $521m if it floats at the top end.
Corel to buy Cisco-backed Parallels
Corel will buy the cloud software developer in a deal that would see Ingram Micro and Cisco exit.
Red Hat onboards Noobaa
Data storage business Noobaa, which counts Akamai and OurCrowd among its shareholders, has been acquired by Red Hat.
Movinga locates $17m round
Rocket Internet has returned for a $17m funding round, just over a year after contributing to a $26.4m round, with the money going towards acquisitions of rivals including Move24.

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Lyft files for 2019 IPO
Lyft, which has raised some $4.4bn from investors including Alibaba, GM, Tencent, Alphabet, Magna, Rakuten, Jaguar Land Rover and Didi Chuxing, has confidentially filed to go public.
PlanGrid reveals $875m acquisition blueprint
Autodesk has agreed to acquire the construction management software provider for $875m, providing an exit to investors including Box and Alphabet.
Blackberry seals $1.4bn Cylance purchase
Dell Ventures, Citi Ventures and Capital One Ventures are all set to exit endpoint security software provider after Blackberry agreed an acquisition.
Moderna models $500m IPO filing
Merck & Co, AstraZeneca and Alexion are all in line for exits after Moderna Therapeutics, valued at $7.5bn earlier this year, filed for its initial public offering.
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