The Big Deal

Big Deal: Didi Chuxing gets $500m from Booking
Booking Holdings has provided more funding for Didi as part of a strategic partnership, as the latter looks to spin off its vehicle services arm in an IPO sized at up to $1.5bn.
Big Deal: NewTV to switch on with $800m
Entertainment producers like 21st Century Fox and Warner Bros have reportedly supplied $200m of an $800m round that will support high-budget, short-form video, as content continues to draw in big bucks.
Big Deal: DocuSign dives into IPO boom
The e-signature technology provider's shares have risen almost 50% since it floated on Friday, illustrating that IPOs are back with a bang for tech companies.
Big Deal: Uber falls for Southeast Asian Grab
Uber will acquire a 27.5% stake in Grab as part of a deal where the latter will get its local operations, as a small number of players tighten control of the sector worldwide.
Big Deal: DoorDash fetches $535m
The SoftBank-led series D round is indicative of a startup space where logistics, buying and transport are moving closer together.
Big Deal: GV exits Flatiron Health
Roche has agreed to acquire oncology research platform Flatiron in a deal that valued it at $2.15bn, giving GV what would be its fifth latest life sciences exit since the start of November.
Big Deal: Joby completes $100m funding job
Joby Aviation has raised $100m in an Intel Capital-led series B round that included JetBlue Technology Ventures, indicating the rise in air-based corporate venturing.

Other News

Big Deal: Auto1 accelerates with $565m
SoftBank Vision Fund has acquired a sizeable stake in automotive e-commerce platform Auto1, its first Germany-based investment.
Big Deal: Didi Chuxing buys a 99
Didi Chuxing's reported $600m acquisition of a majority stake in its Brazilian counterpart indicates a new level to its expansion plans.
Big Deal: SpaceX shows space is the place
The Alphabet-backed spaceflight operator has extended its latest round to $450m, indicating the continued investor interest in space technologies.
Big Deal: TransferWise receives $280m
International financial transfer platforms TransferWise and Remitly each announced nine-figure rounds last week, highlighting the growth of the sector.
Big Deal: Sea secures $884m in IPO
The Tencent-backed online services provider floated above its range, showing the promise in Southeast Asia for Chinese internet companies.
Big Deal: Nestlé bags Blue Bottle

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Big Deal: Didi Chuxing gets $500m from Booking
Booking Holdings has provided more funding for Didi as part of a strategic partnership, as the latter looks to spin off its vehicle services arm in an IPO sized at up to $1.5bn.
Big Deal: NewTV to switch on with $800m
Entertainment producers like 21st Century Fox and Warner Bros have reportedly supplied $200m of an $800m round that will support high-budget, short-form video, as content continues to draw in big bucks.
Big Deal: DocuSign dives into IPO boom
The e-signature technology provider's shares have risen almost 50% since it floated on Friday, illustrating that IPOs are back with a bang for tech companies.
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