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Bumble buys community building app Geneva to expand further into friendships

TechCrunch: M&A

Dating app maker Bumble has acquired Geneva, an online platform built around forming real-world groups and clubs. The company said that the deal is designed to help it expand its focus from “one-to-one connections to groups and communities” — friendships, in other words. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the announcement comes shortly […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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The Opportunities, Risks, And Rewards Of AI Acquisitions

JD Supra: Mergers

Amid a period of recalibration, the artificial intelligence industry is experiencing a transformational phase. According to a recent report from Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence that closely monitors AI trends, there’s been a notable adjustment in global investment patterns within the sector.

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U.S. Steel-Nippon Steel Merger: A Potent Catalyst for U.S.-Japan Relations and Technological Advancement

JD Supra: Mergers

As the proposed $14.9 billion acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel garners global attention, its implications extend far beyond mere corporate gains. This merger symbolizes a strengthening of the crucial U.S.-Japan economic and strategic partnership, promising significant investment in American infrastructure, workforce development, and industrial innovation.

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Unveiling the Secrets of Main Street M&A: Insider Tips from M&A Veteran Carl Allen

How2Exit

b' E212: Unveiling the Secrets of Main Street M&A: Insider Tips from M&A Veteran Carl Allen - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Carl Allen is a seasoned mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professional with over 30 years of experience. At the age of 21, he entered the realm of investment banking, starting his career with Bank of America and quickly delving into the M&A team.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Consumer Watchdog’s Funding

The New York Times: Banking

A decision against the agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, could have cast doubt on all of its regulations and enforcement actions.

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Uber to acquire Foodpanda’s Taiwan unit from Delivery Hero for $950M in cash 

TechCrunch: M&A

Uber Technologies announced Tuesday that it will buy the Taiwan unit of Delivery Hero’s Foodpanda for $950 million in cash. The deal is part of Uber Eats’ strategy to expand in Asia, specifically by strengthening its position in Taiwan. On the other hand, it also underscores Delivery Hero’s ongoing retreat from that same market: The sale […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Guiding Entrepreneurs: David Barnett's Comprehensive Approach to Buying and Selling Businesses

How2Exit

b' E214: Guiding Entrepreneurs: David Barnett's Comprehensive Approach to Buying and Selling Businesses - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn David Barnett is a seasoned entrepreneur, consultant, author, and educator in the field of buying, selling, and financing small and medium-sized businesses. Starting from childhood enterprises to careers in sales and a formal education in business school, Barnett has accumulated a wealth of experience that led him to own a business broker office for se

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Six Ways Cost Synergies Are A Benefit Of M&A

Benchmark International

In any merger or acquisition, the buyer and seller anticipate synergy will be crucial. Synergy in M&A can manifest in several forms, but cost synergy is one of these critical areas. It is essential to note that cost synergy is not the same as revenue or financial synergy. We will delve into those topics in upcoming articles.

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‘Big Short’ investor Michael Burry piles into physical gold fund, making it his biggest bet

CNBC: Investing

Burry, who now manages hedge fund Scion Asset Management, bought more than 440,000 units of the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS).

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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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How DOJ’s Safe Harbor Policy Alters the Calculus for M&A Due Diligence

JD Supra: Mergers

Since at least the adoption of the organizational Federal Sentencing Guidelines in 1991, the government has encouraged companies to adopt an effective compliance program that prevents and deters misconduct.

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The Billionaire Frank McCourt Mounts Bid to Buy TikTok

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Mr. McCourt, a longtime critic of the way tech companies use data, sees acquiring TikTok as a chance to create an “alternative to the current internet.

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BMLL data made available through Nasdaq Data Link

The TRADE

Nasdaq’s Nordic and Baltic equity offering, QuoteView, will be made available through Nasdaq Data Link this month, covering primary venues and MTFs in the region across equities, mutual funds and ETFs. The offering, which is powered by BMLL, provides T+1 consolidated best bid and offer (CBBO) data for Nordic and Baltic equity markets. The consolidated order book consists of all lit quotes across the primary venues and MTFs that trade Nordic and Baltic securities with the corresponding original p

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Ukraine Needs Money to Fight. Can Seized Russian Assets Help?

The New York Times: Banking

Kyiv’s supporters are discussing how to use the interest earned by frozen Russian assets to help pay for weapons and postwar reconstruction.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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ValueAct reveals stake in Fanduel-parent Flutter Entertainment

CNBC: Investing

The filing comes after Flutter listed its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in January, and ahead of a move in its primary listing to the U.S. on May 31.

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Court Dismisses “Roll-Up” Lawsuit against Private Equity Firm in Blow to FTC

JD Supra: Mergers

On May 13, a federal district court in Texas dismissed private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (Welsh Carson) from an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2023, alleged that Welsh Carson and co-defendant U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc. (USAP) – an entity created by Welsh Carson in 2012 – engaged in an anticompetitive scheme to roll up anesthesiology practices in Texas and subsequently drive up the price of anesth

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A New Day for Cisco’s Go-to-Market

Cisco: M&A

Over the last 40 years, Cisco has built one of most sophisticated and extensive Go-to-Market (GTM) engines in the industry. Today, we are taking the next step in that mission.

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CME Group launches corporate bonds and mortgage-backed securities on BrokerTec Quote trading platform

The TRADE

CME Group has launched repo on corporate bonds and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) on its dealer-to-client (D2C) request-for-quote (RFQ) trading platform, BrokerTec Quote. US corporate bonds began trading yesterday, 20 May, with the remaining products expected to be live by the end of next month. CME Group’s US credit futures will begin trading on 17 June.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Fed Chair’s Confidence in Slowing Inflation Is ‘Not as High’ as Before

The New York Times: Banking

Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, said that the central bank was poised to leave interest rates on hold after surprisingly stubborn inflation.

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AI demand will push the power grid to the brink. Morgan Stanley says these stocks could benefit

CNBC: Investing

Smaller natural gas turbines could surge in popularity as power grids are strained by data center demand, Morgan Stanley says.

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Indiana Enacts Broad Notification Requirements for Healthcare Transactions with a Clear Focus on Private Equity

JD Supra: Mergers

Earlier this year, Indiana joined a growing number of states by enacting a new notification requirement for certain healthcare transactions. Indiana Senate Bill Number 9 (SB 9), effective July 1, 2024, is likely to require healthcare providers and investors to make frequent notifications to the Indiana Attorney General for transactions in the health care space, due to the statute’s broad language.

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Cisco and Nutanix: Taking Hyperconverged Infrastructure to the.NEXT Level

Cisco: M&A

Learn how Cisco and Nutanix deliver operational ease, adaptability, and robust infrastructure through complete simplicity, complete flexibility, and complete resiliency delivered in the Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix solution.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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Bloomberg and HKEX enhance Swap Connect solutions to facilitate global investments for IRS market

The TRADE

Bloomberg and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) have enhanced their Swap Connect solutions to better facilitate global investments in China’s onshore interbank interest rate swap (IRS) markets. The development coincides with the latest enhancements applicable to the Northbound Swap Connect scheme, which commence today and are introduced by China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), Shanghai Clearing House, and OTC Clearing Hong Kong.

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In the Corporate World, Woke Is the Rage but Greed Is Still King

The New York Times: Banking

Three new books chronicle businesses where executive self-enrichment at the expense of workers — and sometimes the law — prevails.

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There’s more than one way to access this asset offering tax-free income. How to make the right choice

CNBC: Investing

Tax-free municipal bonds are enjoying a moment in the spotlight, offering solid income and facing the prospect of price appreciation.

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How Private Equity Firms Select Investment Targets and Build Capital: Insights for Entrepreneurs

JD Supra: Mergers

What do private equity and growth capital investors look for when adding new companies to their portfolio, and what strategies do they apply to help those companies optimize capital? Procopio Partner and Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures co-leader Paul Johnson dove into that topic in a Q&A with Stefan Okhuysen, Partner of HCAP Partners.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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Accessing Secure Client Cloud Management after the SecureX EoL

Cisco: M&A

Secure Client Management capabilities aren’t going away with the SecureX EOL, the functionality is simply migrating to the Cisco Security Cloud Control service.

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AGBA/Triller $4bn Merger: Excellent Progress Ahead of Plan

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ-listed, AGBA Group Holding Limited (“AGBA” or the “Company” or the “Group”), AGBA reports that on May 16, 2024, Triller Corp delivered to its stockholders a notice pursuant to Section 228(e) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, laying out specific details of the proposed merger between Triller and AGBA.

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Consumer prices rose 3.4 percent.

The New York Times: Banking

The Consumer Price Index, which will be released on Wednesday morning, could show price gains moderated a bit in April.