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We Company to buy Indian franchise for $1.9bn
WeWork India, a local franchise of co-working space operator We Company that is backed by Embassy, is set to sell a 70% stake for a $1.9bn in cash and shares.
GE Ventures to sell its portfolio
General Electric had considered spinning out its corporate venturing operation, but has now shifted its focus to finding a buyer for a portfolio consisting of stakes in more than 100 companies.
Avi networks its way to VMWare acquisition
Avi Networks, which raised $115m from investors including Cisco Investments, has agreed to an acquisition by VMWare for an unspecified sum.
Barefoot takes next step with Intel purchase
Tencent, Google and Alibaba are all set to exit the network switch technology developer, which had raised $130m prior to agreeing to an acquisition by Intel.
Cvent goes DoubleDutch in acquisition deal
Cvent paid an undisclosed sum to purchase the event engagement platform developer in a transaction of undisclosed size that gave an exit to Grace Beauty.
CrowdStrike punches above its weight in $612m IPO
Alphabet, Telstra and RackSpace-backed endpoint cybersecurity technology producer CrowdStrike will float above a range it had already increased.
Merck tackles $773m Tilos acquisition
Merck & Co will pay up to $773m to acquire biopharmaceutical developer Tilos Therapeutics providing exits to co-founders Boehringer Ingelheim and Partners HealthCare.
HRB catches Wave in $405m acquisition
Wave Financial, the financial management software developer backed by National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Power Corporation, has been bought by H&R Block for $405m in cash.

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Maker Media breaks apart
OATV-backed science and crafts content publisher Maker Media has suspended trading having previously raised $10m in equity and debt financing.
Apple to swallow
Apple is rumoured to be preparing to move in for self-driving vehicle software developer, opening a potential exit for ride hailing service Grab.
Cisco intends to secure Sentryo purchase
Cisco is set to buy the industrial-focused cybersecurity software provider in a deal of undisclosed size that will hand exits to Sopra Steria and Reply.
Google buys itself a Looker for $2.6bn
Alphabet subsidiary Google has agreed to acquire data analytics platform developer Looker, supplying an exit to Alphabet unit CapitalG.
Sansan sets price for $360m IPO
CyberAgent, GMO, Japan Post, Nikkei, Nippon Life, Recruit and Salesforce-backed Sansan priced its shares at the top of its range today and will raise $360m including the over-allotment option.
Peloton Interactive enters IPO cycle
Peloton has confidentially filed for an initial public offering in the US that would follow $995m of equity funding and provide exits for Comcast and Grace Beauty.

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Uber arrives on public markets with $8.1bn
SoftBank Vision Fund is selling $245m of shares while PayPal is investing $500m in the ride hailing service, in the world's largest IPO since 2014.
Slack puts forward direct listing details
SoftBank Vision Fund owns more than 7% of the enterprise messaging platform developer, which could list at a valuation near $17bn.
Uber sets IPO terms to target $9bn
Uber is set to raise $7.9bn to $9bn if it floats within its range, while PayPal has agreed to invest another $500m through a private placement.
Pinterest hits NYSE in $1.4bn IPO
Qualcomm-backed visual social media platform Pinterest floated above its range in an offering that will give it a market cap near $13bn.
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