Wed.Nov 29, 2023

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SpaceX acquires parachute company for $2.2M – because it turns out space-rated parachutes are very hard

TechCrunch: M&A

SpaceX is known for its vertical integration, but one component it’s been outsourcing is parachutes — until earlier this month, when the company quietly acquired parachute vendor Pioneer Aerospace after its parent company went bankrupt. The Information first reported the news. This is the second known acquisition for SpaceX, which acquired small satellite startup Swarm […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Private capital's place in the Middle East energy transition

JD Supra: Mergers

Ambitious plans for renewable energy projects will create long-term opportunities for private funds and sovereign investors in the region, say Ben Ward and Kamar Jaffer. They explore the trends in private markets and what they could mean for the future of energy transition.

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M&A Disclosure: 7th Cir. Says Information About Alternative Deal Structure Not Material

Deal Lawyers

Earlier this month, in Smykla v. Molinaroli, (7th Cir.; 11/23) the 7th Circuit rejected disclosure claims premised on alleged misstatements and omissions in a proxy statement relating to the 2016 inversion transaction between Johnson Controls & Tyco International.

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Gun-jumping in M&A – ECJ confirms the possibility of two separate fines for gun-jumping and the European Commission’s broad interpretation of what constitutes gun-jumping (Altice)

JD Supra: Mergers

On 9 November 2023, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") confirmed that the European Commission ("EC") was right to impose two separate fines on Altice for breaching standstill rules and failing to notify its acquisition of PT Portugal, but lowered the fine for failure to notify by €3.1 million.

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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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How Munger and Buffett's 60-year partnership was so special: 'Charlie and I have never had an argument'

CNBC: Investing

The journey to Munger and Buffett's unparalleled success was full of learning, experience and laughter, but never an argument.

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These are the stocks hedge funds are betting the most against as the market surges in November

CNBC: Investing

Short sellers upped their bets against a handful of popular auto parts firms and artificial intelligence-focused names in November as the market rallied.

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Jezebel to Be Resurrected by Paste Magazine

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The pioneering feminist website is being sold to Paste by G/O Media, which had shut down the site this month.

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NewSpring brings its playbook to sports marketer Underdog

PE Hub

NewSpring bought Underdog in June and announced its first add-on earlier in November. The post NewSpring brings its playbook to sports marketer Underdog appeared first on PE Hub.

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Beware these stocks hedge funds are crowding into, Morgan Stanley says

CNBC: Investing

As the market rallies, investors need to be careful they don't step into overcrowded trades, according to Morgan Stanley.

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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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Navigating the DevOps Roadmap

Cisco: M&A

In my previous blog , The Rise and Rise of DevOps Adoption , I explored the remarkable rise in popularity of DevOps and the rapid adoption of DevOps practices across the tech industry.

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KKR takes full ownership of Global Atlantic; NewSpring builds out sports marketing platform

PE Hub

KKR will acquire the remaining 37 percent stake in insurance company Global Atlantic. The post KKR takes full ownership of Global Atlantic; NewSpring builds out sports marketing platform appeared first on PE Hub.

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Citi Executive Sues the Bank Over Sexual Harassment

The New York Times: Banking

Ardith Lindsey, a managing director, is accusing the bank of tolerating a culture in which managers sexually harassed her.

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Madison Dearborn Partners snaps up T2S Solutions

PE Hub

T2S provides R&D, prototyping, engineering, integration and technology products. The post Madison Dearborn Partners snaps up T2S Solutions appeared first on PE Hub.

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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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Wednesday's analyst calls: Strong chipmaker play for 2024, Chinese e-commerce stock a top pick

CNBC: Investing

Wednesday's analyst calls include top picks in the semiconductor and Chinese e-commerce sectors.

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Blackstone to buy pet care provider Rover in a $2.3bn take-private deal

PE Hub

Rover is an online marketplace for pet care. The post Blackstone to buy pet care provider Rover in a $2.3bn take-private deal appeared first on PE Hub.

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Charlie Munger was still picking and holding winners into his 90s. Here are some of his favorites

CNBC: Investing

Here are some of Munger's moves that he was still publicly supporting and profiting from in 2023.

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Osceola Capital-backed Talent Groups buys Progilisys

PE Hub

Progilisys is an IT staffing and IT-managed service provider. The post Osceola Capital-backed Talent Groups buys Progilisys appeared first on PE Hub.

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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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Sustainability through Cisco’s circular business practices

Cisco: M&A

In the fast-paced digital age, electronic waste, commonly known as e-waste, has emerged as a formidable environmental challenge.

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Patricof Co injects capital into IMG Academy

PE Hub

IMG Academy is a global sports education institution. The post Patricof Co injects capital into IMG Academy appeared first on PE Hub.

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The University as a Living Lab: Driving Research Value and Sustainability

Cisco: M&A

As the world faces complex challenges, universities have emerged as vital institutions for innovation, talent and knowledge creation.

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KKR to buy Global Atlantic’s remaining 37% stake for $2.7bn

PE Hub

Global Atlantic is an insurance company. The post KKR to buy Global Atlantic’s remaining 37% stake for $2.7bn appeared first on PE Hub.

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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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How giving away some winning stocks can help cut taxes and balance your portfolio

CNBC: Investing

Peel off a few shares of those big winners this year and donate them to charity.

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Emerald Lake-backed Inno-Pak bags Albany Packaging

PE Hub

Albany Packaging is a folding paperboard cartons manufacturer. The post Emerald Lake-backed Inno-Pak bags Albany Packaging appeared first on PE Hub.

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A comeback bet on a cheap drug stock that's missed the market rally and is at a 52-week low

CNBC: Investing

This stock is unloved by most analysts and trading at a new 52-week low.

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India to roll out optional T+0 from March 2024 as part of roadmap to instantaneous settlement

The TRADE

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) plans to roll out an optional same-day settlement system in March next year as part of plans to introduce instantaneous settlement in 2025. The regulator has been in consultation with market infrastructures and brokers to create a roadmap as it looks to lead to way in the global push to reduce settlement times.

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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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Here are Wednesday's biggest analyst calls: Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Schwab, Pinterest, Exxon, Disney & more

CNBC: Investing

Here are Wednesday's biggest calls on Wall Street.

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Cisco cloud observability and the power of platforms

Cisco: M&A

Observability is high on the agenda of every C-Suite technology discussion, and for good reason.

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GLP-1 weight loss drug boom to boost energy drink stocks, Lululemon, Stifel says

CNBC: Investing

Use of the drugs may shift consumer spending habits.

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