Scooter startups Lime and Bird look for new funding with loftier valuations

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They’ve both raised hundreds of millions of dollars. But that isn’t stopping them from looking for new financing with even loftier valuations.

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Cloud tech firm Twilio to buy email tech firm SendGrid in $2b deal

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The deal combines two firms that handle communications between apps and their users.


Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup said to be eyeing telco Gtel

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State-owned Gtel, which operates the Gmobile brand, is currently undergoing a restructuring exercise.


Japan’s MUFG not seeking to raise VietinBank stake to 50%: Report

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MUFG owns 19.73 percent of the Vietnamese lender, according to Refinitiv data.


Asian Healthcare Specialists inks investment deal with Temasek unit

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The estimated net proceeds are about S$9.92 million ($7.21 million). AHS intends to use all the net proceeds to finance business expansion and grow its existing business.


SG’s Keppel nears deal to buy Blackstone-backed chemical firm Ixom

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Acquiring Ixom would help Keppel Infrastructure, led by recently appointed Chief Executive Officer Matthew Pollard, to widen its exposure beyond Singapore.


India Digest: Dr. Reddy’s sells API unit; Spoonshot buys Brisky; Oyo’s UAE foray

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Dr. Reddy’s intends to streamline manufacturing operations and reduce costs through this sale.


HNA said to be in talks with Ant Financial, others over sale of IT unit Pactera

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HNA had bought Pactera from Blackstone in 2016 for $675 million (515 million pounds) in cash.


India Digest: Kurl-on, Nazara Tech eye acquisitions; Amazon bids $400m for Spencer’s Retail stake

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Amazon is reportedly eyeing a 30 per cent stake in Spencer’s Retail but talks have been held up due to differences over valuation.


Australia’s Pacific Current Group completes Aperio exit for $71.9m

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Multi-boutique asset management firm Pacific Current Group had invested in Aperio in January 2016, paying a total of $31.8 million.