Venture capitalists repose confidence on London-based fintechs, despite Brexit and COVID-19

London-based fintech companies have increased their funding from venture capital investors in the first six months of this year compared to any year in the past signaling the British capital’s resilience as a fintech hub post-Brexit. nvestors have sunk $5.3 billion into London fintech startups in the first half of 2021. compared to $2.1 billion…

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…

Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors to go public with $11.75 merger with black check company Churchill Capital IV Corp

In a statement luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors stated, it will go public by merging with blank-check firm Churchill Capital IV Corp in a deal that values the combined company at $11.75 billion. Incidentally, CCIV, which has the backing of Michael Klein, and new private investors are getting shares at different prices: the new…

Volkswagen weighs potential listing of Porsche AG, in push towards electric vehicles

According to a source familiar with the matter at hand, Volkswagen is weighing options which includes listing of its luxury car division Porsche AG which will provide it sufficient liquidity towards electrification of its vehicles. “Those considerations exist,” said the source said while cautioning that they are still not being actively discussed in committees; any…

Nvidia potential acquisition of Mellanox Technologies would be its biggest ever

As per a source Nvidia has outbid Intel Corp for Mellanox. The deal assumes strategic importance since it will reduce Nvidia’s dependency on the gaming industry for its revenues. As per a source familiar with the matter at hand, Nvidia Corp is close to acquiring Mellanox Technologies Ltd for more than $7 billion. The potential…

Investor concerns dogs Chinese electric carmaker – NIO Inc’s U.S. IPO

Worries over Tesla’s production are casting their shadow over other electric carmakers who are aiming to produce low-cost mass-market cars. As per sources familiar with the matter at hand, in NIO Inc’s U.S. IPO, the Chinese electric vehicle startup priced its shares at the bottom of its targeted price range due to investor concerns of…