1. China is among ‘most active’ markets for mergers, Deutsche Bank top banker says

2. Xiaomi subsidiary to own nearly 50% of AMTD Capital after strategic investment

3.’s fintech arm may withdraw its IPO in Shanghai

4. Cross-border ecommerce company 洋码头 Yangmatou raised several hundred million RMB in Series D+ 

5. WOW COLOUR, beauty shop for Chinese Gen Z, raised 500 million RMB in Series A

6. Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab raises $75M led by insurance giant Allianz

7. China’s skincare brand Zhuben closes $50m in Series A, B rounds


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1. Egypt’s customer engagement platform for F&B brands in MENA, Koinz, raises $4.8M seed

2. Praava Health raises $10.6M to increase access to quality healthcare in Bangladesh

3. India’s Tata in talks to partner with online classifieds giant JustDial before launching its own super app

4. Ex-Reliance exec backs Indian co-working startup Stylework in pre-series A round

5. Edtech firm NPX Point Avenue that caters to SEA’s K-12 market nets $12m in series A round

6. China-backed Dito Telecommunity launches service to take on Philippine duopoly



1. Line’s Thailand social bank pulls in 2 million users in 4 months

2. Canada’s WeCommerce acquires Singapore’s loyalty SaaS startup Stamped for US$110M

3. Amazon begins expansion of its food delivery service in India

4. Chinese Q&A app Zhihu files for US IPO

5. S Korean early-stage VC Nextrans to open up to later-stage investments in Vietnam



1. Europe seeks semiconductor boost, first quantum computer

2. Elon Musk wants to connect RVs and trucks to the internet through SpaceX’s Starlink satellites

3. PayPal is acquiring crypto security company Curv, for less than $200 million

4. EU clears Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of video game publisher Bethesda

5. Germany’s Bosch to open automotive chip factory in June

6. Panasonic to buy Blue Yonder for $6.5 billion in biggest deal since 2011

7. Quantum computing company IonQ going public via SPAC

8. Amazon-backed food delivery service Deliveroo reveals it lost $309 million in 2020 ahead of IPO

9. Bill Gates-backed crowd safety technology provider Evolv to go public via blank-check merger in $1.7 billion deal

10. Zapier buys no-code-focused Makerpad in its first acquisition

11. While eyeing a SPAC, Swedish autonomous EV company Einride nears $75 million in new funding

12. Vendr raises huge $60M Series A as its SaaS-purchasing service scales

13. Cosi raises €20M for its ‘full-stack’ approach to short-term rentals

14. Swiss maker of meat alternatives Planted will expand and diversify with $18M Series A

15. Last-mile delivery robotics company Refraction AI raises $4.2M


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