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OpenAI buys Rockset to bolster its enterprise AI

TechCrunch: M&A

The Rockset buy fits into OpenAI's broader recent strategy of investing heavily in its enterprise sales and tech orgs. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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The Key to Getting Hired – Ease of Doing Business

H. Friedman Search

What do Nordstrom and Amazon have in common? The simple answer is the ease of doing business with these two great companies. Nordstrom, a famous department store on the West Coast, is known for their ability to take returns back with no questions asked, a philosophy the owners began with and has never changed in their almost one hundred twenty-five years of history.

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Food for thought: Dealmakers drawn to Europe’s sustainable farming sector

JD Supra: Mergers

M&A in the agricultural sector received a boost in the first quarter of 2024. Deal value rose by more than 600 percent year on year from US$820 million in the first quarter of 2023 to US$5.87 billion in the first three months of this year.

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Delaware Legislature Passes Moelis Fix

Deal Lawyers

Last night, the Delaware Legislature passed the controversial 2024 amendments to the DGCL and sent the legislation to Gov. John Carney for signature. Whatever the legislation’s merits may be, it would make sweeping changes to Delaware’s statutory corporate governance structure and create a number of thorny issues for the Chancery Court to work through.

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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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Squarespace sells restaurant reservation system Tock to American Express for $400M

TechCrunch: M&A

Website building platform Squarespace is selling Tock, its restaurant reservation service, to American Express in a deal worth $400 million — the exact figure that Squarespace paid for the service three years ago. Separately, AmEx will be buying Rooam, a mobile payments and ordering platform that integrates with point-of-sale systems. Terms of the Rooam deal […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Key Advantages of Using Cayman Islands Exempted Companies

JD Supra: Mergers

Cayman Islands companies are commonly used in structuring international transactions. The Cayman Islands has also established itself as the jurisdiction of choice for the listed issuers on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. As at May 2024, there are 2,609 companies listed on the Main Board and/or the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, of which over 50% are Cayman Islands companies.

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EU Foreign Subsidies Rule: EC Announces First In-Depth Investigation of Proposed Deal

Deal Lawyers

Last year, Meredith blogged about the EU’s implementation of its Foreign Subsidies Regulation and its potential impact on M&A transactions. That impact ceased being purely potential earlier this month, when the European Commission announced that it had commenced the first in-depth investigation of a proposed acquisition under the FSR.

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General Catalyst merges with Venture Highway in India push

TechCrunch: M&A

General Catalyst is linking up with Venture Highway to make a deeper push into India, where it plans to invest over $500 million in coming years. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Paul Neal Discusses Wealth Building by Owning Business Property

How2Exit

E222: Paul Neal Discusses Wealth Building by Owning Business Property - Watch Here About the Guest(s): Paul Neal is a seasoned financial strategist and real estate finance expert with a background in engineering. Since 1998, Paul has built and sold multiple companies, establishing his presence in the commercial real estate finance space. He is the author of "Unleash Your Business: Unlock Wealth, Autonomy, and Control by Buying Your Building and Firing Your Landlords.

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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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Did the Supreme Court Just Make It Harder for the FTC to Block Mergers?

JD Supra: Mergers

For most litigated mergers, the preliminary injunction hearing is decisive: if the FTC or DOJ obtains a preliminary injunction, parties frequently abandon the deal before the case is fully litigated on the merits, and conversely, if the district court denies the preliminary injunction, the FTC or DOJ generally drops the case rather than pressing on in hope of an eventual divestiture.

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Private Equity: General Partner Liability Insurance

Deal Lawyers

Woodruff Sawyer recently issued its “Guide to Insuring Fund Liability Risks for Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms.” The publication provides an overview of the key coverages and claims scenarios.

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Dilemma on Wall Street: Short-Term Gain or Climate Benefit?

The New York Times: Banking

Portfolio managers have conflicting incentives as the economic and financial risks from climate change become more apparent but remain imprecise.

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Indonesia Stock Exchange taps Nasdaq to build out market infrastructure

The TRADE

Nasdaq and the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) have expanded their technology partnership which will see the former upgrade its core trading platform to Nasdaq’s most advanced matching engine. The expanded partnership will also include an extension of Nasdaq’s market surveillance partnership with IDX, alongside an agreement to enhance IDX’s index business to help foster a global capital markets ecosystem.

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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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U.S. Regulatory Hurdles for a PGA/PIF Merger

JD Supra: Mergers

The PGA Tour announced that it had, along with the DP World Tour, entered into a Framework Agreement with the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (PIF) to create “a global golf partnership.” While the Framework Agreement broadly sets forth the governance and control rights of the parties, it does not address U.S. regulatory issues that could arise in the event the parties reach a definitive agreement.

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Steve Cohen is set to make a big push into investing in AI

CNBC: Investing

Steve Cohen's Point72 plans to launch a separate, artificial intelligence-focused hedge fund to capitalize on the boom.

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May-June Issue of Deal Lawyers Newsletter

Deal Lawyers

The May-June Issue of the Deal Lawyers newsletter was just posted and sent to the printer.

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Octopus Energy to repay £3bn of state support used to take over Bulb

The Guardian: Mergers & Acquisitions

The reimbursement, part of the terms of the takeover, means the 2021 bailout cost the public almost nothing Business live – latest updates Octopus Energy is poised to repay the UK government almost £3bn to cover the state support it received to take over the collapsed energy supplier Bulb. Octopus will reimburse the government by September in a move that will enable the Treasury to effectively claw back almost all the costs of temporarily nationalising Bulb.

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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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Court of Chancery Grants Rare Motion to Dismiss Suit Governed by Entire Fairness Standard

JD Supra: Mergers

The electric vehicle company Canoo went public in a de-SPAC transaction in December 2020. After its stock price fell, a stockholder in the SPAC who chose not to redeem his stock sued the SPAC board and its controller for breaching their fiduciary duties.

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Bitcoin's recent weakness signals an imminent S&P 500 correction, according to Stifel

CNBC: Investing

On Thursday, the S&P 500 briefly topped 5,500 for the first time after notching its most recent record close earlier in the week.

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European Cyber Resilience: How the EU Can Patch the Weak Spots in its Collective Armour

Cisco: M&A

This blog delves into two crucial issues for EU policymakers to enhance Europe's cyber resilience: unsupported connected devices within critical infrastructure networks and the handling of discovered vulnerabilities by government agencies.

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Cboe Global Markets to launch US Treasury market volatility index

The TRADE

Cboe Global Markets has announced plans to launch the Cboe 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Volatility Basis Point Index (VIXTLT Index) in the third quarter of this year. The new index will be calculated using listed options on the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) and will enable market participants to track future expected volatility in the US Treasury market.

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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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Succession Planning in the Multi-Generational Workforce: Insights from Lisa Levy

JD Supra: Mergers

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Lisa Levy, a business strategy and organizational development thought leader. Our conversation delved into the complexities and importance of succession planning, particularly in today’s workforce, which spans five generations.

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Nvidia forms 'bearish engulfing' stock chart pattern that can sometimes mark a temporary top

CNBC: Investing

Thursday's decline marked a so-called bearish engulfing pattern that often signals that the prior upward momentum is waning.

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Co-innovating with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Cisco: M&A

For three years now, we have been sowing seeds of innovation, inclusion, and inspiration to help Black leaders prepare to thrive in the AI era. We are committed to co-innovating with HBCUs to create lasting change, and building an inclusive future for all.

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Firefly Neuroscience, an AI-Driven Brain Health Company, Appoints Samer Kaba, MD as Chief Medical Officer

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Firefly expands its leadership team as it nears the closing of its merger with WaveDancer Firefly expands its leadership team as it nears the closing of its merger with WaveDancer

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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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Are You Ready for a Hong Kong IPO?

JD Supra: Mergers

With deep and liquid capital markets offering unique access to the Mainland China investor market, many international businesses are considering pursuing their IPOs in Hong Kong. This summary outlines key issues for companies preparing to pursue an IPO in Hong Kong, with a particular focus on those features that are distinctive from the requirements in other IPO markets, and includes an illustrative timeline for a Hong Kong listing.

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway trims its stake in Chinese EV maker BYD to 6.9%

CNBC: Investing

Warren Buffett's conglomerate has sold an additional 1.3 million Hong Kong-listed shares of BYD for $39.8 million, according to a filing.

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Working with Community Corporate to reskill refugees through Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco: M&A

Empowering refugees with vital digital skills and meaningful job opportunities through Cisco Networking Academy, Community Corporate in Australia is getting results.