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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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Restaurant Sector Quarterly Update CQ4-2023

JD Supra: Mergers

In CQ4-2023, the Restaurant Index grew 3.40%, trailing the S&P 500's 11.31% rise. Annually, 2023 showed gains aligning with the S&P. Despite challenges, brands emphasized global expansion and digital innovation. The industry has continued to adapt, setting a measured outlook into 2024.

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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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Case Alert: Court Holds that “There is No Third Element for ERISA Successor Liability.”

JD Supra: Mergers

Successor liability is a powerful collection tool for multiemployer plans under ERISA. It most commonly arises in the context of asset sales (although it is not limited to that situation). By: Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

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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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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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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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Harnessing Network and Application Performance Insights for Effective Automation

Cisco: M&A

Automation is a significant driving force behind speed and an enhanced user experience. Ultimately, what matters to users is the experience they have with the systems and applications being used. By removing manual bottlenecks, systems can operate at their optimal capacity, delivering the desired outcomes efficiently.

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Nvidia beating EPS expectations is worst kept secret on Wall Street, says Evercore ISI

CNBC: Investing

Wall Street may be banking on Nvidia beating earnings, but how the stock will react is less clear, says Evercore ISI

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Whole of State: Leveraging Security Platforms in Government

Cisco: M&A

The Whole of State program is now providing State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program funds to measure the cybersecurity health of city and local agencies. Find out the three key areas you need to focus on to make it a success for your community.

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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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Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein steps down, Goldman exec to take his place

CNBC: Investing

Grayscale Investments CEO Michael Sonnenshein stepped down on Monday, effective immediately.

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Strengthen Your Security Operations: MITRE ATT&CK Mapping in Cisco XDR

Cisco: M&A

Discover how Cisco XDR's MITRE ATT&CK mapping strengthens your security operations. Learn to identify security gaps and improve your cybersecurity posture.

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These corporate insiders have bought and sold millions of their own stock in May

CNBC: Investing

CEOs and other corporate insiders have made big transactions this month, according to securities filings and VerityData.

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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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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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The charts indicate a long-term turnaround underway in natural gas. Here's a stock to play it

CNBC: Investing

Katie Stockton says natural gas futures appear to have entered a long-term basing process and gives a stock to play it.

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People Moves Monday: Tradefeedr, Citi, Marex and more…

The TRADE

David Wilkins, head of FICC execution services EMEA and global EFX sales at Goldman Sachs, and James McGuigan, director FX eTrading at Citi became the latest members to join Tradefeedr’s client advisory group aimed at improving market transparency and data dialogue across the market. Tradefeedr’s industry advisory board was established earlier this year and seeks to “collaborate with industry leaders to create a trading process that is more transparent and data driven” by bringing together estab

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Buy this little-known brokerage that's poised to rally more than 70%, Goldman Sachs says

CNBC: Investing

This financial services company can gain steam moving forward after going public last month, according to Goldman Sachs.

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RWE expands U.S. development portfolio with new project acquisitions across three states

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Acquires 599 MW of solar and energy storage development projects in New York, Idaho and Oregon Acquires 599 MW of solar and energy storage development projects in New York, Idaho and Oregon

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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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Nvidia is cheap heading into major earnings report, tech investor Dan Niles says

CNBC: Investing

The investor also said to expect a beat and raise as the chip giant reports results.

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Markets EQ Unveils Strategic Purchase of Voice AI Trailblazer Helios Life Enterprises

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Helios Integration Elevates Markets EQ’s Offerings, Catalyzing Breakthroughs in Product Innovation and Market Expansion Helios Integration Elevates Markets EQ’s Offerings, Catalyzing Breakthroughs in Product Innovation and Market Expansion

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Monday's analyst calls: Micron gets an upgrade, hospital stock to rally more than 25%

CNBC: Investing

A chipmaker was among Monday's biggest analyst calls along with a hospital stock.

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Adrian Bradshaw: Retail liquidity – the current state of play

The TRADE

Currently what are the most common approaches when accessing retail liquidity? When accessing retail liquidity, we would check the usual sources as for any trade, including agency broker block flows, broker indications of interest, which brokers have traded volume recently, and any potential to trade stock on risk. This would particularly be the case if we wanted to trade quickly.

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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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A 'strangle' options trade on a top cybersecurity stock reporting after the bell

CNBC: Investing

Mike Khouw looks at how to play Palo Alto Networks ahead of earnings.

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London-listed Keywords Studios says it will accept £2bn offer

The Guardian: Mergers & Acquisitions

Video game services company backs EQT private equity bid in latest foreign move on UK-listed firm Business live – latest updates The video game services company Keywords Studios has said it would be willing to accept a £2bn buyout offer, in the latest foreign takeover of a London-listed business. Shares in the Dublin-headquartered Keywords jumped 62% on Monday morning after it said it would be minded to recommend an offer from the Swedish private equity investor EQT Group.

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Here are Monday's biggest analyst calls: Nvidia, Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Dell, Micron & more

CNBC: Investing

Here are Monday's biggest calls on Wall Street.

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EIB Group activity in Latvia in 2023

European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank Group, made up of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), provided €82 million in financing for projects in Latvia in 2023. The Bank signed a financing agreement with the internet service provider and mobile operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, known as LMT, to support the rollout of 5G technology nationwide.

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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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Utility stocks are on a tear as an 'energy transition supercycle' lifts the entire sector

CNBC: Investing

Power generators have come roaring back to life this year, despite an environment of higher-for-longer interest rates that raises their borrowing costs.

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Kepler Cheuvreux’s head of market structure and liquidity solutions departs

The TRADE

Kepler Cheuvreux’s head of market structure and liquidity solutions has left the broker dealer, The TRADE can reveal. Byron Griffin has been with Kepler for eight and a half years. He joined the broker dealer in 2016 as its head of portfolio and electronic sales trading, later assuming his most recent role as head of market structure and liquidity solutions in 2022.

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Elevating Expertise: Senior Advisor Spotlight, Bob Bicksler

Focus Investment Banking

The role of a senior advisor at FOCUS Investing Banking is to provide strategic advice and guidance to clients on various financial transactions. Senior advisors play a key role in client relationship management, strategic advisory, market research, networking, team collaboration and risk management. Senior advisors are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in a specific industry.

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