South Korean game developer Krafton Inc prices IPO at top of indicative range, to raise $3.75 billion

On Thursday, South Korean game developer Krafton Inc said, it had priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of its indicative range to raise $3.75 billion (4.3 trillion won). Krafton’s shares were priced at 498,000 won compared with a range of 400,000-498,000 won per share. Despite the target cut, it is the second-biggest…

Semiconductor equipment maker MKS negotiating acquisition of specialty chemicals group Atotech Ltd: Sources

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, MKS Instruments Inc, a semiconductor equipment maker, has approached Atotech Ltd, a specialty chemicals group, with an acquisition offer. The potential deal will see MKS expand it’s offerings in chip manufacturing through the addition of Atotech’s plating chemicals. The offer comes a few months after Atotech…

U.S. private equity firm General Atlantic LLC and SoftBank Group Corp invests $107 million in Brazilian facial recognition startup Acesso Digital

In a statement Brazil’s facial biometrics and digital admission startup Acesso Digital said, Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp and U.S. private equity firm General Atlantic LLC are leading a $107.25 million (580 million reais) funding round. Following the investment, both, General Atlantic and SoftBank, will hold a minority stake in Acesso Digital. Founded in 2007, Acesso…

Here’s one of the reasons why Donald Trump is limiting Chinese investment in the U.S.

Much of the U.S. government’s stance can be traced back to a report prepared by the U.S. Department of Defense, which warns of Chinese venture investors accessing “the crown jewels of U.S. innovation.” Although the U.S. Administration is pushing to protects national security interests by blocking Chinese investments in the field of artificial intelligence, machine…