Category: North America

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 5, 2021
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Cipher Mining Inc disclosed it will go public through a merger with blank-check firm Good Works Acquisition Corp in a deal that values the combined company at $2 billion. Cipher Mining’s bid to go public comes as a clutch of other crypto firms are pushing ahead with plans to go public despite regulatory uncertainty. Coinbase, […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 5, 2021
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Berkeley-based fintech Flourish has raised $1.5 million in a funding round led by Brazilian venture capital firm Canary. Founded by Pedro Moura and Jessica Eting, the startup offers an “engagement and financial wellness” solution for banks, fintechs and credit unions with the goal of helping them engage and retain clients. Also participating in the round were […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 4, 2021
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Avista Capital Partners, a New York-based healthcare private equity firm, has held the final closing of Avista Capital Partners V, which was over-subscribed, hit its hard-cap and substantially exceeded its target of $775 million, closing with committed capital of $1.2 billion. Fund V is comprised of a diversified set of investors, including leading public pension […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 4, 2021
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Nordic Bioscience A/S, a Danish company and world leader in biomarker development, announced  the signing of an investment from KKR, a leading global investment firm. KKR is making the investment through the firm’s Health Care Strategic Growth Fund, which is focused on investing in leading high-growth health care companies for which KKR can be a […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 3, 2021
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Klarna, the Swedish buy now, pay later behemoth and upstart bank, has raised $1 billion in new funding at a post-money valuation of $31 billion. That sees the company retain the crown as the highest-valued private fintech in Europe. Backers of this round are said to be a combination of new and existing investors, while […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 3, 2021
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NREP has raised $1 billion  for its new, semi open-ended fund to invest long-term in middle-income residentials, modern logistics facilities and social infrastructure. The capital, entirely raised during the pandemic, enables NREP to respond to a significant set of opportunities across the Nordics. The fund is backed by Novo Holdings and Bouwinvest, among others, and […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 3, 2021
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San Francisco-based venture studio Atomic has picked up speed since. Indeed, at this point, Atomic has created “dozens” of startups including roughly one per month last year, says Abraham. It also just closed on $260 million in new capital commitments, including from a prominent university that now serves as its anchor investor but would prefer not […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 2, 2021
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Jane Fraser’s early career advising financial firms on tough problems is about to come in handy atop Citigroup Inc. Fraser faces a slew of challenges  and several looming deadlines as she becomes chief executive officer of the third-largest U.S. bank . Her to-do list includes overhauling controls to satisfy regulators, reshaping operations around the globe, meeting […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 2, 2021
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  Monroe Capital has sponsored MCAP Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). This is the third SPAC Monroe has participated as a sponsor investor. In 2018, Monroe co-sponsored Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Lt. and supported its successful business combination with Repay Holdings Corporation. In 2019, Monroe co-sponsored Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Ltd II, which has […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 1, 2021
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Former Credit Suisse Group AG Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam raised $300 million for his blank-check company after boosting the size of the deal. Thiam’s Freedom Acquisition I Corp. sold 30 million units at $10 apiece in its U.S. initial public offering. The special purpose acquisition company, which is targeting deals in the financial services industry, was earlier targeting […]

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