Tue.Jul 09, 2024

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Duolingo acquires Detroit-based design studio Hobbes

TechCrunch: M&A

Design and animation are core to the Duolingo experience, which makes learning a new language or skill more like a game rather than a task to be dreaded. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Healthcare Founders Face New Exit Considerations

JD Supra: Mergers

Exiting a business, whether you are a serial entrepreneur looking to move on to the next project or a healthcare provider like a physician or therapist who has nurtured your practice for decades, can be difficult. After all, corporate transactions are complex affairs that often hang on small details. That’s to say nothing of the emotions that business owners sometimes experience when stepping away from an enterprise into which they have poured their sweat and passion.

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Seae Ventures acquires Unseen Capital after founder death

TechCrunch: M&A

Seae Ventures is acquiring Unseen Capital after the death of founder Kayode Owens in 2021. The combined firm will continue to invest in healthcare for minorities and underserved populations. Owens, an investor and entrepreneur, launched Unseen Capital to focus on early-stage healthcare companies started by underrepresented founders, in 2020. He raised $30 million but unfortunately […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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LLCS & Jurisdictional Allegations in the Fifth Circuit: It’s Membership, not Ownership

JD Supra: Mergers

By now, attorneys practicing in the Fifth Circuit should know that if a case is in federal court on the basis of diversity jurisdiction, they must ensure that the record supports the diversity of citizenship requirement, lest the Fifth Circuit raise the issue sua sponte on appeal.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Synapse Bankruptcy: When a Fintech Isn’t a Bank and Savings Accounts Are Frozen

The New York Times: Banking

For unsuspecting depositors of online financial start-ups, the unraveling of a little-known intermediary has separated them from their life savings.

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Delaware Amendments: Is There a Remedy for a Breach of a Section 122(18) Contract?

Deal Lawyers

The list of unanswered questions about Delaware’s statutory Moelis fix – new Section 122(18) of the DGCL – isn’t getting any shorter.

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Corporates Face New Criminal Offence Amid Accountability Crackdown

JD Supra: Mergers

Enhanced SFO powers and promises of swifter action on economic crime underscore the importance of anti-fraud measures for corporates and M&A dealmakers. The UK government is cracking down on corporates turning a blind eye to fraud and other economic crime.

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Intelligent Bio Solutions Strengthens UK Market Position with Addition of Key Manufacturing Accounts

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

NEW YORK, July 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Bio Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: INBS) ("INBS" or the "Company"), a medical technology company delivering intelligent, rapid, non-invasive testing solutions, today announced the addition of several key accounts in the UK manufacturing sector. This announcement follows recent successes in the warehouse and logistics , transport and infrastructure , and retail sectors as the Company's growth momentum continues.

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Fed Chair Powell Welcomes Cooling Inflation

The New York Times: Banking

Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, delivered optimistic remarks to Senators as inflation and the job market slow gently.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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The Critical Intersection of AI and Security: A Partnership Imperative

Cisco: M&A

AI without security poses significant risks, including data compromise and manipulation. Cisco encourages partners to prioritize security by design, transparency, and continuous monitoring to ensure AI's safe and effective integration into our lives.

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David Ellison Poised to Become a New Mogul in a Diminished Hollywood

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

David Ellison is poised to soon run Paramount Pictures, among other entertainment assets. But what does that mean in a fractured cultural landscape?

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Go long Hilton and Walmart: HSBC's stock strategy for playing the divided U.S. consumer

CNBC: Investing

A K-shaped recovery means stocks that cater to high-end consumers, as well as those focused on value-creation for lower incomes, are HSBC's top picks.

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Infinite Reality Closes $350 Million Investment; Acquires Landvault in $450 Million Deal, Valuation Soars to $5.1 Billion

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Transactions Fuel Growth and Innovation Initiatives and Help Cement Company’s Position as a Leader in Immersive Platform Technology and Enterprise Services Transactions Fuel Growth and Innovation Initiatives and Help Cement Company’s Position as a Leader in Immersive Platform Technology and Enterprise Services

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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 to trade this week’s CPI report, according to JPMorgan

CNBC: Investing

This week's main market event comes Thursday with the release of the June consumer price index report.

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Music Catalog Giant Hipgnosis Is Sold, and Merck Mercuriadis Exits

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The company, whose pricey acquisitions kicked off a rush on catalog sales, sold its assets to Blackstone for $1.6 billion, and its outspoken leader will step down.

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Investors poured $1.6 billion into this riskier corner of the bond market in June, State Street says

CNBC: Investing

The pursuit of solid income spurred investors to snap up exchange-traded funds holding bank loans and collateralized loan obligations.

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Vyome to go public and trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “HIND”

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Ambassador Frank Wisner To Join Vyome Board Of Directors Ambassador Frank Wisner To Join Vyome Board Of Directors

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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QUODD adds bond data from S&P Global Market Intelligence to its market data platform

The TRADE

Market data provider QUODD has enhanced its QX digital platform by including more comprehensive bond data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The QX digital platform from QUODD features security look-up and query capabilities using predefined or custom templates, which claim to shorten mid- to back-office workflows down to minutes. According to the firm, the digital experience provides the same security pricing, reference data, and analytics across all asset classes that QUODD’s end of day

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DAS Health Expands Into Canadian Market with Recent Acquisition

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Tampa, July 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DAS Health Ventures, LLC (DAS Health), a provider of healthcare IT and business solutions, proudly announces the acquisition of the North American Digital Health division from a leading established digital transformation provider based in Canada. This strategic acquisition moves DAS Health into the Canadian market and deepens presence in the senior care sector throughout North America, following the successful acquisition of vcpi earlier this year.

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RBC's top stock ideas for the rest of the year include First Solar

CNBC: Investing

For the third quarter, RBC added solar solutions provider First Solar, oil giant Shell and global logistics provider Brambles to its recommended list.

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NatWest Markets names new CEO

The TRADE

NatWest Group has named Jonathan Peberdy as chief executive of NatWest Markets, following 11 months as deputy CEO. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval. Jonathan Peberdy Peberdy has been with the business for 25 years and has previously served as head of capital markets. Peberdy succeeds Robert Begbie, chief executive, commercial and institutional.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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These software stocks have the 'best of both worlds,' offering strong growth with solid balance sheets

CNBC: Investing

As the artificial intelligence craze evolves, Canaccord Genuity thinks these software companies have strong fundamentals despite high interest rates.

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Edward Tilly joins Clear Street less than a year after resignation from Cboe

The TRADE

Edward Tilly has been named president at Clear Street, 10 months after he resigned as chief executive of Cboe. In the role, Tilly is set to work closely with Chris Pento, CEO of Clear Street, jointly leading the firm through the next phase of growth. Edward Tilly Speaking to the appointment, Pento asserted: “The time is right for us to welcome Ed to the executive team as we continue to super-charge our growth plans and take Clear Street to the next level.

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Tuesday's analyst calls: Nvidia to pop 40%, Netflix gets a price target increase

CNBC: Investing

A streaming giant and a semiconductor maker were among the stocks being talked about by analysts on Tuesday.

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FIX expands reach to tokenised assets through GDF partnership

The TRADE

FIX Trading Community and Global Digital Finance (GDF) have established a joint working group which is set to enhance FIX’s reach to connect its community to the tokenised assets space. Anthony Woolley “This initiative aims to upgrade existing financial infrastructure to seamlessly interact with distributed ledger technology by facilitating interoperability across traditional financial systems and blockchain-based platforms,” according to both organisations.

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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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ReShape Lifesciences® Enters Into Merger Agreement With Vyome Therapeutics and Asset Purchase Agreement With Biorad Medisys

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

ReShape and Vyome, a Clinical Stage Specialty Pharmaceutical Company Working To Treat Immuno-Inflammatory Diseases of Unmet Need, to Combine in All-Stock Merger

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Bitcoin is holding support and ready to make another run at a record, according to the charts

CNBC: Investing

Todd Gordon breaks down the charts in bitcoin.

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Legal Considerations for Successful Exit Planning

Software Equity Group

For software company founders, exit planning is among the most intensive and stressful situations they may ever face. However, it can also be one of the most rewarding. Software executives may maintain their current role with their company post-sale or even take on additional responsibilities at the acquiring company or its board of directors. However, to maximize the chances of a profitable outcome, founders must proactively prepare for the sale.

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