News round up 16 July 2018

A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.

Funds

BDC Capital’s Women in Technology fund completes four deals

The $200m vehicle has invested undisclosed sums in firms founded and run by female entrepreneurs.

 

Deals

Big Deal: Investors take a slice of Lime

The electric scooter and bike rental service has raised $335m in a GIC-backed round that was led by GV, indicating the frenetic growth of the sector this year.

Dynacure collects $55m

Bpifrance has participated in a $55m funding round for Dynacure, co-founded by Satt Conectus to commercialise research from the Institute of Genetic and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

UVC secures AMW exit

Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners has agreed to sell its shares in AMW as part of an acquisition led by Hybio Pharmaceutical and Yunfeng Capital.

AT&T to lift AlienVault in acquisition deal

Intel Capital, Teldat and the EU-backed Neotec will exit the cybersecurity software provider in an acquisition by AT&T that is reportedly around the $600m mark.

Visterra accepts $430m invitation from Otsuka

Merck & Co and Vertex Ventures are among the investors set to exit antibody drug developer Visterra after Otsuka Pharmaceutical agreed to buy the company for $430m.

WeLab to experiment with public listing

The online lending marketplace, which counts Alibaba, Tom Group, Nan Fung, ING and Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional as investors, was previously reported to be targeting $500m.

GoGoVan picks up $250m

Cainiao and Russia-China Investment Fund both contributed to the first round closed by the delivery services marketplace since its merger with 58 Suyun last year.

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