Digital music company Believe aims to raise $608M through its Paris stock market listing

On Monday, digital music company Believe stated it plans to come out with a stock market listing in Paris with an aim to raise around $608 million (500 million euros) so as to finance its expansion. Believe’s digital music brands,  Believe Distribution Services, TuneCore, Groove Attack, Nuclear Blast, Naïve, and AllPoints, compete in a sector…

France’s Air Liquide partners with Itochu Corp to develop hydrogen mobility markets in Japan

On Friday, in a statement French industrial gas giant Air Liquide said, it has entered into a collaboration with Japan’s Itochu Corp, a trading house, to further develop the hydrogen mobility markets in Japan. Initially, both companies will focus on the development of hydrogen retail infrastructure in Japan for both commercial and for passenger vehicles,…

Ride hailing service provider Bolt to invest $118M in European e-scooter market in 2021

On Thursday, Estonia-based ride-hailing service provider Bolt stated, it has decided to invest $118 million in 2021 and has set a goal to become the biggest e-scooter rental company in Europe. The development comes at a time when cab services have been severely affected by the coronavirus-induced COVID19 pandemic. As part of this strategy Bolt…

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…