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Nigerian digital bank FairMoney in talks to buy Umba in $20M all-stock deal, sources say

TechCrunch: M&A

FairMoney, a digital bank based in Lagos and headquartered in Paris, is in discussions to acquire Umba, a credit-led digital bank providing payroll and financial services to customers in Nigeria and Kenya, in a $20 million all-stock deal, sources tell TechCrunch. The move signals FairMoney’s interest in growing its customer base by expanding into more […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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UK Open for M&A - Government Seeks Evidence on National Security and Investment Act Scope

JD Supra: Mergers

The UK government is considering steps to make the regime more business-friendly, while maintaining and refining essential national security protections. The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA), the UK’s first standalone regime for screening investments on national security grounds, has been in force for two years.

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The Informed Board - Winter 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

The oversight obligations of boards continue to expand. Recent enforcement actions and new laws in areas such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and supply chains create new challenges for boards, as we explain in this issue of The Informed Board. In another article, we outline potential pitfalls for companies that want to lend financial support to political conventions, transitions or inaugural events in this U.S. election year.

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“I Know Everyone”: Where Does That Get You?

H. Friedman Search

“I Know Everyone!” It is a very simple phrase, to say the least, but what does it refer to exactly? It can mean one of two things when dealing with recruiting. It can be a hiring manager saying, “I know everyone, so there is no need for your services.” It can be from a potential candidate saying, “I know everyone, so I do not need assistance locating a new position.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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‘Most Wanted’ Man Pleads Guilty in Cyberattack That Upended Vermont Hospital

The New York Times: Banking

Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov, 37, of Ukraine, pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in two separate malware schemes that caused tens of millions of dollars in losses.

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Geospatial technology startup Nuview acquires Astraea to accelerate plans ‘years faster’ than imagined

TechCrunch: M&A

Sometimes, to move fast you don’t need to break things — you just need to acquire them. So it is with Nuview, a startup aiming to map the world from space using lidar, which announced today its acquisition of analytics platform Astraea. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a recent interview, Nuview […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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Borgman Capital snaps up regional chemical distributor TPI

PE Hub

Tom Perovsek will remain president of TPI, a role he has held since 2001. The post Borgman Capital snaps up regional chemical distributor TPI appeared first on PE Hub.

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More Wall Street Firms Are Flip-Flopping on Climate. Here’s Why.

The New York Times: Banking

Financial giants were already trimming their climate pledges amid Republican attacks. Then came concerns about legal risks.

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Jim Chanos discusses his legendary Enron short bet more than two decades later

CNBC: Investing

Short seller Jim Chanos breaks down his legendary trade calling the collapse of Enron, the world's largest energy trading company at the time.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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1Password expands its endpoint security offerings with Kolide acquisition

TechCrunch: M&A

1Password, the AgileBits-owned password management software developer, today announced that it has acquired Kolide, an endpoint security platform, for an undisclosed amount. According to 1Password CEO Jeff Shiner, Kolide founder and CEO Jason Meller and all of Kolide’s 30 employees will join 1Password “as an intact team.” Meller has taken on the role of VP […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Insurance Brokerage M&A: Key Regulatory and Deal Considerations Amid Continuing Consolidation and New Entrants in Hong Kong

JD Supra: Mergers

State of the Market in Asia - The insurance brokerage market has emerged from the challenging financial conditions and geopolitical headwinds of 2023 as a bright spot that demonstrates resilience and promises great growth potential.

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CIVC Partners invests in managed services provider Highstreet

PE Hub

The entire Highstreet management team will remain in place following the transaction. The post CIVC Partners invests in managed services provider Highstreet appeared first on PE Hub.

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Capital One Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Discover

The New York Times: Banking

The proposed deal would combine two of the largest credit card companies in the United States.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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Data center capacity constraints could 'hurt' Nvidia's longer-term revenue, according to UBS

CNBC: Investing

Limited data center capacity could eventually impact Nvidia's revenue, perhaps more in 2026 rather than 2025, according to UBS analysts.

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Flipkart has weighed acquiring Reliance-backed instant delivery startup Dunzo

TechCrunch: M&A

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has held discussions in recent weeks about potentially acquiring Dunzo, the hyperlocal delivery startup backed by Reliance Retail, three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. However, complexities surrounding Dunzo’s ownership structure have made it difficult for the two parties to reach an acquisition deal, according to two sources familiar with […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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EU Launches First In-Depth Investigation Under Foreign Subsidies Regulation

JD Supra: Mergers

The European Commission launched its first investigation under the Foreign Subsidies Regulation against a Chinese company participating in an EU tender. On February 16, 2024, the European Commission (EC) launched its first in-depth investigation pursuant to the Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) into Chinese train maker CRRC Qingdao Sifang Locomotive Co.

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Cisco Secure Access Accelerates SSE Innovation with AI, User Experience Monitoring, and Identity Intelligence

Cisco: M&A

In a blog post last December, I said that the business and IT leaders with whom I meet always ask: How can I secure my highly distributed workforce, who gets more varied and decentralized all the… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Choose to Learn 2024: K-12 Parents Poised to Explore New Educational Options

Tyton Partners

Choose to Learn 2024: K-12 Parents Poised to Explore New Educational Options The Choose to Learn K-12 initiative, launched in 2022, investigates the evolving landscape of parents’ K-12 education options, shedding light on the motivations, barriers, and aspirations of parents actively exploring alternative educational pathways for their children. Building on insights gained from Choose to Learn 2022 , this latest work assesses the breadth of preferences from 2,000+ parents for alternative ed

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Pharma stocks have quietly outperformed. Here’s one way to play the space

CNBC: Investing

Pharmaceutical stocks have exhibited positive relative strength in recent weeks after significant underperformance in the fourth quarter of last year.

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Interior design startup Havenly acquires home décor retailer The Citizenry

TechCrunch: M&A

Online interior design startup Havenly is acquiring artisan home décor startup The Citizenry, the company announced today. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Havenly says the acquisition is part of its efforts to build a collection of home brands that appeal to shoppers. The deal marks Havenly’s third acquisition in two years. […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Can I Net Amounts Owed to the Debtor Against Amounts Owed to Me? - Creditor’s Rights Toolkit

JD Supra: Mergers

There are two similar but distinct mechanisms through which a creditor might net amounts owed to the debtor against amounts owed by the debtor — setoff and recoupment. Understanding the distinction between them, and how bankruptcy affects those rights, is crucial to maximizing a creditor’s recovery and minimizing exposure. This article discusses the key issues of setoff and recoupment in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Orlando Bravo, Jonathan Gray, Lori Hall-Kimm, Pam Hendrickson, Howard Marks, Scott Nuttall and David Rubenstein to speak at NEXUS 2024

PE Hub

PEI preps for new PE event NEXUS 2024. The post Orlando Bravo, Jonathan Gray, Lori Hall-Kimm, Pam Hendrickson, Howard Marks, Scott Nuttall and David Rubenstein to speak at NEXUS 2024 appeared first on PE Hub.

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Japan’s Economy Slips Into Recession and to No. 4 in Global Ranking

The New York Times: Banking

A slowdown in consumer and business spending held Japan back at the end of last year, with the economy contracting for the second straight quarter.

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A short-term options trade that wins if Nvidia's earnings next week can't live up to the hype

CNBC: Investing

Kilburg is long Nvidia (NVDA), but sees an opportunity to potentially profit from an earnings disappointment as the stock seems to be overextended above $700.

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NIS2 compliance for industrial networks: Are you ready?

Cisco: M&A

Since the European Union (EU) signed the second version of the Network and Information Security (NIS2) Directive in December 2022, there has been a real frenzy all around Europe about it.

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Embedded Analytics: A Force Multiplier for Business

The possibilities for embedded analytics to drive real value for businesses, end users, and society are as fascinating as they are limitless. No matter the industry, brand after brand is finding that analytics can be the solution to a multitude of business challenges. Go deep with five insightsoftware customers as they share the details of their analytics journeys and discuss the transformative power of data.

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[Webinar] Financing-Related Provisions in Acquisition Agreements - March 13th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

JD Supra: Mergers

This CLE course will provide an overview of critical financing-related provisions in acquisition agreements from multiple perspectives and provide a conceptual understanding of how the provisions in question interplay with the goals of the particular party. The panel will review example provisions and provide practical strategies for adapting these provisions to protect the buyer, seller, or lender, as applicable.

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Resurgens-backed Wellspring buys enterprise software firm Sopheon

PE Hub

Wellspring is a provider of technology transfer, IP management and management software solutions. The post Resurgens-backed Wellspring buys enterprise software firm Sopheon appeared first on PE Hub.

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China’s Investors Are Losing Faith in Its Markets and Economy

The New York Times: Banking

As their losses pile up, Chinese investors are losing confidence not only in the stock market but in the government’s ability to turn the economy around.

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