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Caledonia Investments plc ("Caledonia") has today received the following notifications advising that, as a result of an inter-group transfer by way of a merger by absorption, the 5.1% shareholding in Caledonia held by Rebelco SA is now owned by its parent company, Sofina SA.
What started with low-key online courses, education start-up Byju’s is now eyeing overseas expansion. Can it sustain the momentum it has built so far?
In other news, PE firms ChrysCapital, TA Associates eye to invest in Subway franchise platform and Fosun, VC fund Iron Pillar join hands for tech investments in India
In other news, Dilip Shanghvi’s Sun Oil buys out Niko Resources stake in Hazira field and Zoomcar raises funds from Chinese VC firm Cyber Carrier
The latest round came close on the heels of Byju’s raising $50 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and existing investors
1mg Technologies acquired MediAgnels for an undisclosed sum in cash, stocks to enter specialty doctor consultations, corporate health services and insurance partnerships
In this article I'll have a closer look at Sofina SA (OTC:SFNXF), a Belgian holding company which is trading at a very deep discount to its Net Actual Value. I will start with a brief overview of the history of the company to explain why Sofina has a relatively defensive style of investing, and will move over to the last semi-annual report which was released last week. Finally I'll glance at the company's main holdings which will result in my investment thesis at the end.
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Online education start-up Byju’s is Chan Zuckerberg’s first Asian investment; funds to be used for expansion in the US, UK and offering more subjects
Funding will help healthcare start-up 1mg fend off competition from rivals such as Sequoia Capital backed Practo Technologies