India-based online food services platform Zomato has agreed to acquire Blinkit – a private equity-backed quick commerce start-up formerly known as Grofers – for INR 44.5bn (USD 567m).
The all-stock deal will see Blinkit shareholders receive 628.5m shares in Zomato at INR 70.76 apiece, according to a filing. Separately, Zomato is also buying Blinkit’s warehousing and ancillary services...
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has agreed to invest INR 6.6bn (USD 83.5m) in India’s Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ADBHI) for a 10% stake.
Bain Capital has won board approval from Net Marketing, a Tokyo-listed online advertising and media management business, for a take-private that values the company at approximately JPY 13.6bn (USD 102m).
Insilico Medicine, a China-based artificial intelligence-driven drug discovery company, has closed the second tranche of its Series D round on USD 35m, with Prosperity7 Ventures taking the lead.
Singapore’s Merkle Science, a predictive crypto analytics platform, has raised USD 24m in Series A funding led by K3 Ventures, Darrow Holdings, and Beco Capital.