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Samsung captures Corephotonics in $155m deal
Samsung has agreed an acquisition of the smartphone camera technology provider, allowing SanDisk, Western Digital, CK Telecom, MediaTek and Foxconn to exit.
Epic books in Evolution Media for $30m round
CAA-backed investor Evolution Media has led a $30m round for the digital library operator, which also counts Rakuten Ventures as an investor.
Sapphire gets corporates onside for $115m sports fund
City Football is the anchor investor in Sapphire Sport, which is also backed by SAP, Adidas, Sinclair, AEG, Major League Baseball, the New York Jets and the San Jose Sharks.
Alibaba gets in Sandbox for $68m round
Virtual reality entertainment operator Sandbox VR has amassed $68m in series A capital from investors including Alibaba.
StreamElements tunes into series A funding
Samsung Next partcipated in an $11.3m round that will be used to expand to the livestreaming production platform's roster of brand partnerships.
Whistle channels New Form with acquisition
Video content studio New Form's investors, including ITV and Discovery Communications, have become shareholders of Whistle following the acquisition.
Maoyan gets $250m for IPO ticket
Maoyan is floating in Hong Kong at the bottom of its range, in an offering that will provide exits to Enlight, Tencent and Meituan Dianping.
WarnerMedia Investments closes book on deals
WarnerMedia Investments, the corporate venturing unit formerly known as Time Warner Investments, has reportedly shut while managing director Allison Goldberg has left the company.
Corporate venturing deal net: 21-25 January 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Viacom purchases Pluto TV in $340m acquisition
A raft of corporates are set to exit free online television streaming platform Pluto TV after Viacom agreed to buy it for $340m.

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