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SoftBank Vision Fund leads $121m Series D funding in imaging firm Light

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Light said the fresh capital will allow it to expand the reach of its imaging platform beyond consumer photography and into security, robotics, automotive, aerial, and industrial imaging applications.

Blackstone plans direct lending comeback with a $10b kitty

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US hedge fund York Capital joins race for Abraaj assets

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By comparison, money managers elsewhere in finance are facing pressure on revenues as investors flock to low-cost exchange-traded and index funds tracking markets.


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The latest fundraising comes about three years after Raine bagged $850 million from 101 investors for Raine Partners II.


Jeff Bezos becomes richest man in modern history as net worth tops $150b

His net worth has soared by $52 billion this year, which is more than the entire fortune of Alibaba chairman Jack Ma, Asia’s wealthiest person.


Uber’s Khosrowshahi says being profitable not critical to IPO plans

The Uber CEO said he was more focused on generating positive cash flow than making the company profitable according to generally accepted accounting principles.