Sector Analysis

Focus on social media and networks
Netherlands-listed technology investor Prosus, formed out of the corporate venturing assets collected by South Africa-listed media group Naspers, has sold 2% of China-based gaming and social media group Tencent for $14.7bn.
Analysis: Ikena goes public
The oncology drug developer, backed by Bristol Myers Squibb, secured close to $144m in its IPO. This is an exit from a space that has seen much corporate support over the past decade.
Analysis: Lilium to lifts up on $3.3bn reverse merger
Vertical take-off and landing jet developer Lilium went public by joining forces with Nasdaq-listed SPAC.
Analysis: ACV Auctions floats in $416m IPO
The SoftBank-backed automotive e-commerce platform developer ACV Auctions went public in an IPO last week. The company is part of the vehicle marketplace space which has seen much attention from corporate venture investors.
Analysis: Tencent’s IPOs
Ahead of the Tencent’s upcoming regulatory filing, we provide a brief overview of three of the largest initial public offerings (IPOs) from 2020 in which the China-based internet company either scored an exit or increased its stake.
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Analysis: E-commerce exits
The large IPO of South Korea-based e-marketplace Coupang took place last week and UK-based Global E also filed to go public. We had not seen as many IPOs of companies from this space before. However, with the boost from the pandemic and frothy public markets, we may see more going forward.

Other News

Analysis: Oscar goes public
Ping An and Alphabet-backed health insurer Oscar priced an upsized offering above its range to raise $1.44bn. The offering is part of the broader health space, which has seen many exits in the past years.
Analysis: Horizon Robotics captures $350m
AI chip developer Horizon Robotics raised a round backed by several automotive manufacturers, taking its overall funding to $900m in the past two months.
Analysis: SpaceX takes $850m round
Spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX reached a $74bn valuation, a more than sixfold increase on the $12bn it fetched when Google led a $1bn round in 2015.
Putting the silicon behind the hype
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Services decelerate with the pandemic
Sector focus: services

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