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Brita snaps up smart water bottle startup, Larq

TechCrunch: M&A

Smart water bottle-maker Larq this week announced that it has been acquired by filtration giant, Brita. More specifically, Brita GmbH, the German company founded in 1966, which spun off and sold its North/South American wing to Clorox in 1988. Brita GmbH maintains the brand in the rest of the world, but it currently is barred […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Looking ahead: The Bermuda insurance M&A horizon in 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

2023 was a fairly gloomy year for global M&A activity and the insurance sector did not emerge unscathed, recording its lowest deals count since 20201. The good news, however, is that insurance M&A activity appears poised for a rebound in 2024 in light of an apparent stabilisation of global interest rates, lower levels of inflation, and a perceived correction in previously overinflated market valuations.

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Beamer buys Userflow to build a consolidated product engagement platform

TechCrunch: M&A

It’s M&A season in a tough tech jobs market. This morning, Beamer, a Boulder, Colorado-based company developing tools for businesses to reach users through their apps (e.g. via push notifications), announced that it’s acquiring Userflow, a user onboarding software startup, for $60 million. Beamer CEO Satya Ganni says that the purchase, which is being financially […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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DOJ, FTC Issue Guidance Regarding Preservation of Employees’ Chat Messages for Merger Investigations, Subpoenas and CIDs

JD Supra: Mergers

On January 26, 2024, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced updated guidance relating to parties’ obligations to preserve communications generated on ephemeral messaging platforms, such as Microsoft Teams and Slack, that automatically erase communications (typically after a short period of time). In particular, the agencies have updated the language included in their “standard preservation letters and specifications for all second requests, voluntary access.

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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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Investing in Tomorrow: Lifetime Value of Financial Education in High School

Tyton Partners

Investing in Tomorrow: Lifetime Value of Financial Education in High School Tyton Partners’ 2024 Investing in Tomorrow research publication focuses on how schools, K-12 providers, and state and local agencies can positively influence the lasting impact of high school financial education on students’ future financial well-being. In March 2023, only 24% of United States high school students were guaranteed that they would take a one semester course in personal finance.

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Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman to launch a NYSE-listed fund for regular investors

CNBC: Investing

Pershing Square's Ackman will offer a new investment vehicle listed on the New York Stock Exchange, aiming to leverage his following among retail investors.

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Quarterly Healthcare Transactions Review: Unveiling the Latest Industry Mergers and Acquisitions [January]

JD Supra: Mergers

Ankura is pleased to present an overview of healthcare transactions announced or closed during Q3 2023 in the United States. Total transactions decreased by 13.7% in the third quarter of 2023 after increasing by 4.9% in the second quarter. Excluding the Life Sciences and Medical Office Buildings sectors, the total number of transactions in the United States decreased by 16.4%.

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Cathie Wood is standing by Tesla amid sharp sell-off, betting on robotaxi cycle in 2 years

CNBC: Investing

Ark Invest's Cathie Wood said she's standing by her bullish thesis on Tesla and is buying the dip in the electric vehicle company as the stock sold off.

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FTC/DOJ Merger Guidelines: Assessment of Rebuttal Evidence

JD Supra: Mergers

As explained in our prior article discussing the recently- issued Merger Guidelines (“Guidelines”), the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) (the “Agencies”) having described and discussed the Guidelines next discuss how they will assess rebuttal evidence provided by the parties in situations where, having applied the Guidelines on a fact-specific basis, the Agencies have concluded that the merger may substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly.

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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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This volatile ETF not for the faint-hearted might be breaking out, according to the charts

CNBC: Investing

This cannabis ETF's recent comeback has kicked started positive momentum where the other false starts have failed over the last three years.

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Sweet and salty: Blue Road’s Diamond Foods among companies coming to market

PE Hub

Blue Road Capital, Brynwood Partners and Union Capital are selling – or about to sell – makers of snacks and/or sweets. The post Sweet and salty: Blue Road’s Diamond Foods among companies coming to market appeared first on PE Hub.

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EIB Investment Report 2023/2024

European Investment Bank

The European economy is under pressure. Growth is slowing and competitive challenges are rising, all while EU firms navigate the demands of the green transition. Coordinated support from national governments and EU institutions proved critical after the COVID-19 pandemic, helping Europe to bolster its resilience to future shocks and spurring the investment needed to transform and modernise the economy.

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Goldman warns these are the most crowded AI-related stocks

CNBC: Investing

The enthusiasm around artificial intelligence has run up the prices for some stocks so high that investors are worried they are becoming overcrowded.

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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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BPEP-backed Cyropeak LNG merges with Ferus Natural Gas Fuels

PE Hub

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels is owned by The Energy & Minerals Group. The post BPEP-backed Cyropeak LNG merges with Ferus Natural Gas Fuels appeared first on PE Hub.

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Wednesday analyst calls: JPMorgan downgrades New York Community Bancorp, Eli Lilly gets big boost

CNBC: Investing

Troubled regional bank New York Community Bank faced a downgrade from JPMorgan, while Pharma giant Eli Lilly was the beneficiary of a huge bump.

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FTV Capital-backed Security Compass buys Kontra from ThriveDX

PE Hub

Based in Toronto, Security Compass is a provider of enterprise DevSecOps software solutions to ensure secure application development and risk management. The post FTV Capital-backed Security Compass buys Kontra from ThriveDX appeared first on PE Hub.

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Nvidia’s stock market value on verge of overtaking Amazon

Global Banking & Finance

Nvidia’s stock market value on verge of overtaking Amazon By Noel Randewich (Reuters) – Wall Street’s enthusiasm about artificial intelligence has Nvidia on the verge of becoming more valuable than Amazon for the first time in two decades, and the AI chipmaker is not far behind Google-owner Alphabet.

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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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Bain Capital Double Impact backs edtech firm Branching Minds

PE Hub

Branching Minds will continue to be led by its management team, including co-founder and CEO Maya Gat and co-founder and COO David Magier. The post Bain Capital Double Impact backs edtech firm Branching Minds appeared first on PE Hub.

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Investors can't get enough of tech stocks even as they dominate the S&P 500

CNBC: Investing

Investors are putting more cash into tech funds even as tech stocks come to dominate the S&P 500.

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Advent-backed Imperial Dade closes acquisition of Royal Net

PE Hub

Les Produits Sanitaires Royal Net is a Repentigny, Quebec-based distributor of janitorial supplies and other paper and packaging products. The post Advent-backed Imperial Dade closes acquisition of Royal Net appeared first on PE Hub.

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BlackRock Aladdin business development executive joins Clearwater Analytics

The TRADE

Former BlackRock Aladdin business development managing director for EMEA, Keith Viverito, has joined Clearwater Analytics to support its global expansion plans. Keith Viverito Viverito joins Clearwater as managing director for EMEA and will be responsible for strengthening the firm’s go to market strategy in the region and Asia Pacific. “The success the Company has already achieved with significant wins across these markets where Clearwater displaced legacy competitors provides a very strong fou

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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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GCP-backed The Parking Spot snaps up airport parking lot owner/operator Park ‘N Fly

PE Hub

TPS is an owner and operator of near-airport parking properties. The post GCP-backed The Parking Spot snaps up airport parking lot owner/operator Park ‘N Fly appeared first on PE Hub.

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Karen Firestone: Here’s what’s fueling mega-cap tech’s win streak into 2024

CNBC: Investing

The latest blast of quarterly results from Big Tech gives us a peek under the hood as to why these stocks have been so successful.

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Southfield Capital-backed Kelvin Group acquires refrigeration engineering firm RC&E

PE Hub

Kelvin Group is an industrial refrigeration firm. The post Southfield Capital-backed Kelvin Group acquires refrigeration engineering firm RC&E appeared first on PE Hub.

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Morgan Stanley hikes Nvidia price target ahead of earnings: 'AI demand continues to surge'

CNBC: Investing

The firm raised its price target to $750, implying around 10% upside from Tuesday's close.

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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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Millpond backs Galileo Education

PE Hub

The investment will be used to both expand Galileo's portfolio of schools and for future acquisitions. The post Millpond backs Galileo Education appeared first on PE Hub.

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Stocks making the biggest moves before the bell: Snap, Uber, Chipotle, Alibaba and more

CNBC: Investing

These are the stocks posting the largest moves in premarket trading.

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Leeds Equity-backed 95 Percent Group snaps up educational firm Morpheme Magic

PE Hub

95 Percent Group is a provider of literacy solutions. The post Leeds Equity-backed 95 Percent Group snaps up educational firm Morpheme Magic appeared first on PE Hub.

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