Voyager Innovations

IFC to invest $40m in Tencent & KKR-backed PH fintech firm Voyager Innovations

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IFC’s investment brings Voyager’s total funds raised to $215 million and closely follows the $175-million funding round led by KKR and China’s Tencent Holdings.

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ADB commits $25m to SME-focused PE fund Exacta II

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