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UPDATE 1-Impossible Foods raises $200 mln in fresh funding

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods said on Thursday it secured $200 million in funding, less than six months after it raised the largest investment ever for a food tech startup, bringing total funds raised since its founding in 2011 to $1.5 billion.

Impossible Foods raises $200 mln in fresh funding

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods said on Thursday it secured $200 million in funding, less than six months after it raised the largest investment ever for a food tech startup, bringing total funds raised since its founding in 2011 to $1.5 billion.

Roper Technologies to buy Vertafore for $5.35 bln

Roper Technologies Inc said on Thursday it would buy Vertafore Inc, a private equity-owned insurance software vendor, for about $5.35 billion. (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain and Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

INSIGHT-How a Texas shale supplier's founders made fortunes as the firm failed

On July 7, the board of directors at Texas fracking sand supplier Hi-Crush granted nearly $3 million in bonuses to four top executives, including $1.35 million for CEO and founder Robert Rasmus. Five days later, the company declared bankruptcy. The payout marked the latest in a series of board decisions that allowed the oilfield supplier's top executives and founders to rake in tens of millions of dollars as shareholders saw the stock price plumm

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