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The Informed Board - Winter 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

The oversight obligations of boards continue to expand. Recent enforcement actions and new laws in areas such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and supply chains create new challenges for boards, as we explain in this issue of The Informed Board. In another article, we outline potential pitfalls for companies that want to lend financial support to political conventions, transitions or inaugural events in this U.S. election year.

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Capital One Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Discover

The New York Times: Banking

The proposed deal would combine two of the largest credit card companies in the United States.

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Anatomy of a Venture Financing

JD Supra: Mergers

Whether you’re a first-time founder or a serial entrepreneur, the process of obtaining venture funding can be complicated and confusing. Let’s look at the process of getting a venture financing to closing, and the primary deal documents you can expect to see along the way.

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Hedge funds took profits in these popular technology stocks during the fourth quarter

CNBC: Investing

As winning 'Magnificent Seven' stocks wrapped up a spectacular year, hedge funds appeared to lock in profits during the fourth quarter.

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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SEC Adopts Final Rules Relating to SPACs, Shell Companies, and De-SPAC Transactions

JD Supra: Mergers

On January 24, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted new rules and guidance affecting initial public offerings (“IPOs”) of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) and business combinations between SPACs and private company targets (“de-SPAC transactions”). The rules will become effective 125 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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OCC Proposes Changes to Merger Review Process

JD Supra: Mergers

Introduction - On 29 January 2024, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding its review of Bank Merger Act (BMA) applications. The NPR was released immediately following a speech by Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu in which he commented on the US banking system, including actions the OCC is taking to improve transparency in the OCC’s review and approval process for proposed bank mergers.

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Megacap U.S. stocks are carrying the rest of the world. Here are the risks, and where to look for diversification

CNBC: Investing

The U.S. now comprises 70% of the MSCI World Index, representing the highest country weight on record.

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HSR and Potential Government Shutdown

JD Supra: Mergers

After an extension signed into law in mid-January 2024, the U.S. government’s funding bills are now set to expire on March 1 or March 8, 2024. It is therefore possible once again that there will soon be a government shutdown, with important consequences for the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filing process and the running of the HSR waiting period.

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'This is the mental health moment': Innovation and M&A are helping to boost these stocks to new heights

CNBC: Investing

Two recent M&A announcements by big pharma are creating excitement among investors. Here's who is poised to benefit.

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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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Pending Oregon Law Undermines Traditional Physician Practice Structure

JD Supra: Mergers

In an apparent attempt to shield physician practices from perceived abuses of close association with physician practice management (PPM) companies, a pending Oregon law could undermine a broad range of structures and transactions between physicians and laypersons. Potentially affected structures and transactions include loans, real estate leases, practice sales, national virtual care platforms, investor sponsored practice roll-ups and payor-provider joint ventures.

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Orlando Bravo, Jonathan Gray, Lori Hall-Kimm, Pam Hendrickson, Howard Marks, Scott Nuttall and David Rubenstein to speak at NEXUS 2024

PE Hub

PEI preps for new PE event NEXUS 2024. The post Orlando Bravo, Jonathan Gray, Lori Hall-Kimm, Pam Hendrickson, Howard Marks, Scott Nuttall and David Rubenstein to speak at NEXUS 2024 appeared first on PE Hub.

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Osino Resources Announces Receipt of Superior Acquisition Proposal

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Osino Resources Corp. (TSX:OSI.V) (NSX:OSN) (FSE:RSR1) (OTCQX:OSIIF) (" Osino " or the " Company ") announces that it has received a proposal from a foreign-based mining company for the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company (the “ Common Shares ”) and all of the issued and outstanding securities convertible into Common Shares for cash consideration of C$1.90 for each Common Share by way of a pl

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Borgman Capital snaps up regional chemical distributor TPI

PE Hub

Tom Perovsek will remain president of TPI, a role he has held since 2001. The post Borgman Capital snaps up regional chemical distributor TPI 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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Inbound Marketing Techniques for Lead Generation

Global Banking & Finance

Inbound Marketing Techniques for Lead Generation In today’s digital age, where competition is fierce and attention spans are fleeting, businesses are continually seeking effective strategies to attract and convert leads. Inbound marketing has emerged as a powerful approach that focuses on creating valuable content and experiences tailored to the needs and interests of potential customers.

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KKR-backed Zinnia to acquire Ebix’s life and annuity assets

PE Hub

Georgia-based Ebix is a provider of software solutions. The post KKR-backed Zinnia to acquire Ebix’s life and annuity assets appeared first on PE Hub.

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Currys shares soar as Chinese online retailer enters takeover battle

The Guardian: Mergers & Acquisitions

JD.com weighing up offer after UK electrical retailer rejects £700m bid from US private equity group Elliott Currys rejects takeover bid from Elliott A Chinese e-commerce company has said it is considering making an offer for Currys, sending the electronics retailer’s shares soaring amid hopes of a bidding war with private equity investor Elliott. The share price of Currys surged by a third on Monday morning after JD.com revealed it was “in the very preliminary stages” of a cash takeover bid.

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Borgman Capital exits equipment rental company Aerial Work Platforms

PE Hub

Borgman Capital acquired AWP in December 2020 from the company founder Pat Barney. The post Borgman Capital exits equipment rental company Aerial Work Platforms 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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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Digital Prism Advisors, Inc. And Mod Op

Benchmark International

Digital Prism is a management consulting firm specializing in digital strategy and transformation guidance. Digital Prism helps its clients achieve their growth strategies through technology-driven improvements, enabling market expansion, product innovation, customer acquisition, and efficient operations.

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Rubicon Technology Partners invests in Nulogy

PE Hub

Nulogy is a Toronto-based supply chain collaboration service provider. The post Rubicon Technology Partners invests in Nulogy appeared first on PE Hub.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Digital Prism Advisors, Inc. And Mod Op

Benchmark International

Digital Prism is a management consulting firm specializing in digital strategy and transformation guidance. Digital Prism helps its clients achieve their growth strategies through technology-driven improvements, enabling market expansion, product innovation, customer acquisition, and efficient operations.

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Time to Leverage the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program

Cisco: M&A

Have you heard about the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program? In 2023 the U.S.

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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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Want to Sell Your SaaS Business? Here’s How to Get Started

Software Equity Group

The following content has been updated as of February 2024. You have probably entertained the idea of selling your company at least once during your tenure as an entrepreneur. If this is your first time exploring the world of mergers and acquisitions, the learning curve can be intimidating. Oftentimes, the perceived complexity of the process keeps some business owners from ever pursuing an exit strategy in earnest.

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German homes are still overvalued despite price drop – Bundesbank

Global Banking & Finance

German homes are still overvalued despite price drop – Bundesbank FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German homes are still overvalued despite a fall in prices last year as the cost of mortgages spiked, the country’s central bank said on Monday.

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International Petroleum Corporation Announces Results of Normal Course Issuer Bid

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

International Petroleum Corporation (IPC or the Corporation) (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm: IPCO) is pleased to announce that IPC repurchased a total of 143,208 IPC common shares (ISIN: CA46016U1084) during the period of February 5 to 16, 2024 under IPC’s normal course issuer bid / share repurchase program (NCIB).

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Kadena SpireKey Integrates with WebAuthn to Provide Seamless Web3 Interactions

Global Banking & Finance

Kadena SpireKey Integrates with WebAuthn to Provide Seamless Web3 Interactions New York City, New York, February 16th, 2024, Chainwire Introducing Kadena SpireKey, a human-friendly and secure way to seamlessly interact with any application by removing complex signing processes.

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The Essential Guide to Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports and analytics in your application presents unique opportunities and poses unique challenges. We interviewed 16 experts across business intelligence, UI/UX, security and more to find out what it takes to build an application with analytics at its core. No matter where you are in your analytics journey, you will learn about emerging trends and gather best practices from product experts.

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People Moves Monday: Millennium, JP Morgan, MUFG and more…

The TRADE

Agency broker BTIG selected the former head of execution strategy at Millennium to take up the same role. Effective from December 2023, Stephen Ponzio joined BTIG as its head of execution strategy. In his new role, he will also co-head electronic trading and be responsible for the development of BTIG’s new generation algorithms. Ponzio will be based in New York, responsible for managing the firm’s program trading and ETF market making businesses.

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SHARE BUYBACK TRANSACTIONS

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

On 9 February 2024, DFDS A/S (“DFDS”) announced the initiation of a share buyback programme to be executed in accordance with EU Market Abuse Regulation, EU Regulation no. 596/2014 of 16 April 2014, and the provisions of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016 (the “Safe Harbour Rules”).

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Billionaire Michael Dell backs ex-Goldman executives’ new credit shop

Financial Times - Banking

Family office to provide first outside funding for credit asset manager 5C Investment Partners