Specialist investor Lever VC has held an $80m final close for its inaugural fund to back early-stage plant-based and cultivated meat and dairy companies. The firm said it is already actively speaking with investors to start raising for Fund II early next year.
Australian design software company Canva has hit a $40bn valuation through its latest private equity and venture capital-backed investment round, becoming the fifth most valuable private startup in the world.
KKR is out of the running for a potential takeover of German online pet supplies retailer Zooplus, easing pressure on fellow private equity suitor Hellman...
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