BlackRock-backed miner GV Gold plans IPO in Moscow as market perks up


Last year Russian companies racked up $2.8 billion in IPOs in Moscow and London, the most since 2011.

ADM Capital acquires Australian almond orchard for undisclosed sum

ADM Capital Europe LLP has acquired an almond orchard in Austrlaia for undisclosed financial terms.

KKR closes second private credit fund at $2.24B

The firm said its second private credit fund had exceeded target, and was more the twice the size of predecessor fund – KKR Mezzanine Partners I L.P – which closed in March 2015 with $1.0 billion in capital commitments.

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a ‘fraud’

Dimon still is not interested in the cryptocurrency at all, he added.

Lifescience sector got off to flying start in 2018 with biotech bids worth $11b

This follows a relatively subdued 2017, when total life sciences M&A totalled around $200 billion.

SoftBank-backed WeWork set to offer dog and child-friendly office spaces in Japan

In Japan, where pets outnumber children, WeWork Cos. is adapting to the lay of the land.

What is Swiss, low-profile and one of the most valued PE firms in the world?

The firm raised a record 6 billion euros for a new buyout fund last year, an amount that may require it to do more large deals.

Canva raises $40m, becomes Australia’s first tech startup to reach $1b valuation

Canva, an Australian-based graphic design app, has raised $40 million to become the country’s only privately backed technology startup to be valued at $1 billion. Sequoia Capital took part in the fundraising alongside existing investors Blackbird Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Co-founder Melanie Perkins said the Sydney-based company was profitable and didn’t need the money but was… Read more »

Goldman, Citigroup said to be in lead for top roles in Saudi Aramco IPO

Some banks pitching for roles on the IPO are tentatively valuing the company at between $1 trillion and about $1.5 trillion.

Japan: Tech startups Megakaryo, Every, Base & Cognitee raise funding

Megakaryon Corporation, Every, Base and Cognitee, technology businesses based in Tokyo, have raised funding for further growth.