Tue.May 14, 2024

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Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Fallout After Sweeping FTC Ban on Noncompetes: Part 3—Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions

JD Supra: Mergers

This is the third part of a multi-part blog post series discussing the implications and fallout from the Final Rule recently adopted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), banning the enforcement of almost all noncompete agreements with workers. In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the general parameters of the rule and several threshold questions that it raises.

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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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[Podcast] Private Market Talks: The Hedge Fund Platform Model with Crestline’s Caroline Cooley

JD Supra: Mergers

In this episode, we’re joined by Caroline Cooley, managing partner and CIO for Crestline Summit Strategies. Caroline joined Crestline in 1998 and has since helped build the firm into a multi-strategy, multi-portfolio and multi-billion-dollar asset manager.

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Reverse Mergers: Alternatives to a “Fallen Angel” Deal

Deal Lawyers

Last month, I blogged about reverse mergers and highlighted a WilmerHale memo discussing some of the reasons that a reverse merger might be an attractive alternative to an IPO for some companies.

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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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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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Bank of America sees 60% upside for this software stock that's using AI to innovate

CNBC: Investing

Investors looking for alternative AI plays may want to keep an eye on this leading device security operations company, according to Bank of America.

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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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Top bond fund manager Ford O'Neil of Fidelity reveals his 'secret sauce' to generate outperformance

CNBC: Investing

O'Neil was recently nominated for Morningstar's 2024 outstanding portfolio manager award for investing excellence.

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Using Cisco’s Benefits To Ease Difficult Times: The Bridge To Giving Yourself Grace

Cisco: M&A

When Strategy and Planning Manager Wendy S. joined Cisco full-time, she knew she had access to incredible benefits she now leans on for support and well-being.

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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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Evercore ISI says three years of biotech underperformance may be ending, gives its 5 favorite stocks

CNBC: Investing

Evercore initiated coverage on the biotech sector and named its seven favorite stocks it calls "The Magnificent Seven.

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Under Fire for ‘Toxic’ Work Culture, Bank Regulator Apologizes Again

The New York Times: Banking

A scathing report revealed a culture of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Martin Gruenberg will testify on Capitol Hill starting on Wednesday.

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Hedge-fund manager Boaz Weinstein says meme stock rally makes 'mockery' of investing

CNBC: Investing

The meme stock craze is back, but hedge-fund titan Boaz Weinstein said he wants nothing to do with it.

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StayinFront Acquires Augmented Reality Software Leader, SAS Augment

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Fairfield, NJ, May 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StayinFront, Inc., the global leader of mobile cloud-based retail optimization solutions, announced the acquisition of Paris-based SAS Augment, makers of Augment, an augmented reality software that simulates product displays in retail environments. Augment is proven to drive sales growth by helping to sell promotions and displays to store managers by helping them visualize the impact of the displays in their store.

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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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Executives at these companies, including Disney, are scooping up stock amid the market comeback

CNBC: Investing

A former Morgan Stanley CEO made a big purchase of a company where he is on the board of directors.

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FAQ of M&A

Align Business Advisory Services

Whether you’re a business owner exploring growth opportunities or simply curious about the world of corporate transactions, our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) FAQ covers the essentials. Dive in to gain a deeper understanding of how M&A plays a pivotal role in shaping industries and driving business growth. 1. What is a merger? A merger is.

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These are the new meme stocks getting the most buzz on message boards

CNBC: Investing

The meme stock mania is actually spreading far beyond GameStop and AMC Entertainment.

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UK banks urged to act now ahead of new cross-border payments legislation to prevent exclusion from international payment networks

Global Banking & Finance

UK banks urged to act now ahead of new cross-border payments legislation to prevent exclusion from international payment networks 24 April, 2024: With just over 18 months to go until the ISO 20022 compliance deadline, leading Quality Engineering company, Roq, is urging UK financial institutions to take the necessary measures now to finalise their plans and […]

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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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Tuesday's analyst calls: Nvidia earnings preview, gym stock gets an upgrade

CNBC: Investing

Nvidia and a major gym stock were among the biggest names talked about by analysts on Tuesday.

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The End of TikTok Is a Win for Beijing

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

A new bill will result in a ban of the app and a propaganda win for Beijing.

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One auto stock is quietly breaking out as Tesla struggles. Citi sees a double from here

CNBC: Investing

General Motors has analysts optimistic as the electric vehicle market struggles.

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Deutsche Bank joins global policy makers’ Project Guardian

The TRADE

Deutsche Bank has joined asset tokenisation initiative Project Guardian – dedicated to testing the feasibility of applications in regulated financial markets – as part of the asset and wealth management workstream. Mike Clarke Anand Rengarajan, head of securities services for Asia Pacific and the Middle East and global head of sales said: “Contributing to Project Guardian will bolster our efforts to help shape the new frontier of asset servicing, and strongly position us to contribute to industr

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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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Here are Tuesday's biggest analyst calls: Apple, Nvidia, Amazon, Tesla, Seagate, Boston Beer, Planet Fitness & more

CNBC: Investing

Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Tuesday.

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Anglo American’s breakup is overdue. BHP must have seen it coming | Nils Pratley

The Guardian: Mergers & Acquisitions

Rejig is more radical than anything Anglo has tried in recent past but Australian miner could make fresh bid Get rid of the bad bits, keep the good ones. Anglo American’s defence strategy cannot be called original – especially as half of it is borrowed from the approach of the would-be bidder, BHP. One could also ask why, since Anglo has been simplifying itself for about two decades already, its board required the heat of a £34bn takeover battle to discover more urgency.

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This rallying energy drink stock is set to break out above $100, according to the charts

CNBC: Investing

Todd Gordon gives an update on his recent Celsius energy buy call.

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Market Moments That Matter | The Mother of All Credit Market Opportunities

Intrepid Banker Insights

Intrepid Investment Bankers Market Moments That Matter | The Mother of All Credit Market Opportunities Intrepid Capital Advisory MARKET MOMENTS THAT MATTER Fresh from Mother’s Day, we are turning our attention to another kind of celebration – the realization that interest rates on loans for our middle market clients are finally starting to tick down.

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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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You May Think You Are a Partner, But… Chancery Opinion Reaffirms That Any Agreement, Written or Oral, Must Include All Material Terms

Sidley Shareholder Litigation

In a recent decision by Vice Chancellor Glasscock of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Handler v. Centerview Partners Holdings, L.P., the Vice Chancellor considered whether a partnership agreement existed based on a purported oral agreement. The Court of Chancery’s decision provides useful guidance to practitioners and reaffirms that, while Delaware law permits oral agreements, including partnership agreements, that agreement must include all material, essential terms – an agreement to agree is in

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Allianz Trade Global Survey

Global Banking & Finance

Allianz Trade Global Survey 14th May 2024 Hong Kong 8 companies out of 10 are feeling confident about exports: after the storm comes the sun? From the Covid-19 pandemic to the invasion of Ukraine to revived tensions in the Middle East, crisis after crisis has created a challenging and uncertain environment for exporters.

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Erste AM joins Clearwater Analytics’ buy-side community to drive business growth

The TRADE

Erste Asset Management, part of Erste Group Bank, has become the latest European client to join Clearwater Analytics’ buy-side community. Winfried Buchbauer Erste AM has chosen Clearwater’s cloud-native client reporting platform, PRISM, to provide customised digital client experiences. The development will see Clearwater aggregate multi-asset client investment data, help increase asset flows and improve client service.