Sector Analysis

Analysis: Adobe works out a $1.5bn Workfront acquisition
Marketing platform developer Workfront agreed to an acquisition by Adobe, giving an exit to Susquehanna International Group. An exit of this size has not been seen in the corporate-backed digital marketing space so far, according to our data.
Sector report: financial
Sector challenged amid fintech disruption
Analysis: IQM computes a $46m round
IQM Quantum Computers has raised a series A round that included Tencent, among other investors. The technology is still in its infancy and our data suggest that few corporates have so far backed such enterprises but this may change in the future.
Analysis: Ant in the balance
China-based financial services provider Ant Group, spun off by e-commerce group Alibaba, intended to float on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets.
Analysis: Ant’s double IPO halted and is likely to be…
Ant Group, the financial services subsidiary of China-based e-commerce group Alibaba, was due to raise a targeted $37bn in a dual listing in Shanghai and Hong Kong but the mega-initial public offering was unexpectedly blocked by an intervention from financial regulators in Beijing at the eleventh hour.
Analysis: Ant Group to go public
Alibaba´s financial subsidiary Ant has received approval from regulators which will allow a dual listing on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges and enable it to raise up to $35bn at a reported valuation of $250bn.
Analysis: Livekindly collects $135m
US-based vegetarian food producer Livekindly Collective closed $135m in funding from investors including food ingredient developer Griffith Foods.
Analysis: 10x Genomics acquires ReadCoor for $350m
Eli Lilly is to exit the genetic sequencing system provider Readcoor in a cash-and-share acquisition by 10x Genomics. This is one of the relatively few exits we have seen in this space over the past decade.

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Analysis: Logicreation files for IPO
China-based education services provider Beijing Logicreation Information & Technology, which counts internet company Tencent among its backers, filed for a RMB1.04bn ($152m) IPO on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange’s ChiNext board in September.
Fintech sees September spike
Late September was a buoyant time for the fintech sector.
Sector report: Telecoms
Telecoms are the connecting tissue of today’s digitised world
Analysis: Snowflake goes public
Data management software provider Snowflake, which counts Salesforce among its backers, has gone public and its price doubled on the first day of trading.
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Analysis: AmEx eats up Kabbage
US-based business finance provider Kabbage, which has a host of corporates as backers, will be acquired by payment processing firm American Express.

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