SoftBank helped e-commerce brand aggregator Merama hike its series B round to $285m while Koch Industries took part in a round valuing supply chain finance provider Tradeshift at $2.7bn.

Brazil-based e-commerce brand aggregator Merama has added $60m from internet and telecommunications group SoftBank’s Latin America fund and Advent International at a valuation of $1.2bn to expand its series B round to $285m. SoftBank and Globo Ventures, a subsidiary of media conglomerate Grupo Globo, had joined Advent, Monashees, Valor Capital, Balderton Capital and Maya Capital in the $225m first tranche in September this year. US-based supply chain finance provider Tradeshift has raised over $200m in equity and debt financing from investors including chemical and industrial group Koch Industries at a valuation reported by Bloomberg as $2.7bn. The round was filled out by IDC Ventures, Lun Partners, Private Shares and Fuel Capital. Shiprocket, an India-based shopping logistics aggregator, has hauled in $185m through a series E round co-led by online food delivery service Zomato, Singaporean state-owned investment firm Temasek and private equity platform Lightrock India. They were joined by InfoEdge Ventures, the investment arm of classified listings group Info Edge, as well as Moore Strategic Ventures, 9unicorns, March Capital and assorted private investors. Cloudbees, a US-based automation technology provider, has secured $150m in series F equity funding and $95m in debt financing from investors including financial services firm HSBC. Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs led the round through its Asset Management unit’s private credit business, with fellow investment bank Morgan Stanley, Bridgepoint Capital, Golub Capital and Delta-v Capital also investing. Bertelsmann Asia Investments, a corporate venture capital vehicle for media group Bertelsmann, has taken part in a series B round for China based toymaker Chaowanzu sized at nearly $100m, DealStreetAsia has reported. Sequoia Capital China and Gaoraong Capital co-led the round, which also featured K2 Angel Partners and Panda Capital. PetDx, a US-based developer of canine cancer detection technology, has received $62m in series B funding from investors including laboratory services provider Labcorp. The round was led by Longview Asset Management, which was also joined by Declaration Partners, Torch Capital, Aperture Venture Partners, Valor Equity Partners, Friedman Bioventure and K4 Family Investments. Internet and telecommunications group SoftBank’s Chinese CVC unit, SBCVC, has participated in a funding round sized in the hundreds of millions of yuan (RMB100m = $15.7m) for China-based industrial augmented reality technology provider Alva Systems, DealStreetAsia has reported. Neovision Capital and Tai Partners also took part in the round. United Arab Emirates-based e-commerce aggregator Opontia has secured $42m in equity and debt financing in a series A round co-led by STV, the VC firm backed by telecoms firm Saudi…

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Fernando Moncada Rivera

Fernando Moncada Rivera is a reporter at Global Corporate Venturing and also host of the CVC Unplugged podcast.