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Get it in Writing or Else! Business Broker or "Finder's" Agreements

JD Supra: Mergers

The economy relies on brokers to connect parties with mutual business interests and needs, whether it is the sale of real estate, procurement of insurance, or joint investment. The broker plays a very important role in connecting these parties, but she also takes on substantial risk that once the parties are connected, the broker will be forgotten, leaving the parties to conduct their business without paying a “finder’s fee” to the broker for initiating the relationship.

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Confirmed: Palo Alto Networks buys Dig Security, sources say for $400M

TechCrunch: M&A

We reported in September that Palo Alto was getting ready to make yet more security acquisitions out of Israel, specifically of Dig Security and Talon. Today, some confirmation of one of those has arrived: The U.S. security giant said it would be acquiring Dig. The company is not disclosing the financial terms but our sources say […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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The Past Is Not The Past

H. Friedman Search

Last week we discussed if you can still make a move in 2023. Today I want to explore the parts of the move process that many are starting to overlook as the anxiety to get a new position increases. What area exactly? The crucial area of the background check. The background check has been expanded significantly from the old days of just running fingerprints to the firms and their human resource departments taking advantage of the information age.

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David Dodson: OG Of SearchFunds, Created and Teaches ETA for Stanford GSB Shares ETA Success

How2Exit

b' E155: OG Of SearchFunds, Created and Teaches ETA for Stanford GSB Shares ETA Success - Watch Here rn rn Here is what my team and I learned from this interview: (These are notes from team members, writers, sometimes AI, and even listeners who submitted what i learned loosely edited and shared here) - If it seems a bit unrefined, you're reading our notes, so. yeah.

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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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[Audio] A View From the Starting Line – A Conversation with Teenpreneur Tierney Schmidt

JD Supra: Mergers

Today's Founders Shares podcast episode presents a unique perspective that I'm sure will resonate with many of you. We typically delve into the stories of seasoned entrepreneurs and their businesses. However, this time, we're flipping the script. In this episode, we're going to embark on a journey with someone who's at the starting line, someone who's young, and full of potential, but hasn't yet launched a full-fledged business.

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How Does the World’s Largest Hedge Fund Really Make Its Money?

The New York Times: Banking

Ray Dalio’s investing tactics have always been a closely kept secret, even inside Bridgewater Associates. Several years ago, some of Wall Street’s biggest names set out to discover his edge.

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JPMorgan Chase discloses multiple investigations by U.S. regulators

American Banker - Investment Banking

Regulators are looking into practices within JPMorgan's securities arm and investigating parts of its trading operations, according to a regulatory filing by America's largest bank.

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What's The Forecast For Tech M&A?

JD Supra: Mergers

Morrison Foerster is pleased to share with our clients and friends the results of our 2023 Tech M&A Survey, published in conjunction with Mergermarket. Mergermarket surveyed 300 dealmakers from around the world in order to gain valuable insights into the future of technology-related M&A.

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HubSpot picks up B2B data provider Clearbit to enhance its AI platform

TechCrunch: M&A

HubSpot, the Boston-based marketing software maker and CRM platform, announced today it’s acquiring the B2B data provider Clearbit to enhance its platform with third-party company data spanning millions of businesses. The deal also brings Clearbit’s over 400,0000 users and 1,500+ business customers to HubSpot and will eventually see the two platforms combine in order to provide […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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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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Here's what analysts say to do with Apple stock from here on out

CNBC: Investing

Analysts aren't ready to take their foot off the pedal on Apple — even after the dominant smartphone player warned of softer demand in the current quarter.

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Sam Bankman-Fried Is Found Guilty of 7 Counts of Fraud and Conspiracy

The New York Times: Banking

The case against the founder of the failed FTX exchange had come to symbolize the excesses of the volatile cryptocurrency industry.

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Get Your Pre-Merger Compliance Programs in Order: Department of Justice Announces M&A Safe Harbor Policy

JD Supra: Mergers

On October 4, 2023, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announced that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is implementing a new nationwide Mergers & Acquisitions Safe Harbor Policy (the “M&A Policy”).

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With deadline looming, Broadcom tries to push $61B VMware deal over finish line

TechCrunch: M&A

Broadcom announced its intention to buy VMware for $61 billion in May 2022. After clearing a number of regulatory hurdles, including the U.S., UK and European Union, it announced in August that the deal would close today. But this morning the company indicated that there was one more obstacle, with reports indicating that Chinese regulators […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Microsoft could be having its ‘iPhone moment’ this week that sends the stock soaring over time, says Piper Sandler

CNBC: Investing

The comments from Piper Sandler come as the software giant readies to launch its Copilot artificial intelligence subscription service offering on Wednesday.

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Sam Bankman-Fried’s Trial Nears Finish as Closing Arguments Are Made

The New York Times: Banking

Prosecutors said Mr. Bankman-Fried had built his FTX crypto exchange into a “pyramid of deceit” while the defense said he was simply a “math nerd” who had no intent to defraud.

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Competition Global Guide: Canada Q&A - Merger notification flowchart: Canada

JD Supra: Mergers

A Q&A guide to competition law in Canada. The Q&A provides a high-level overview of the antitrust and competition law rules for restraints of trade and dominance, merger control and the legal approach to joint ventures. Pleases see full Publication below for more information.

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PagerDuty scoops up incident management startup Jeli.io

TechCrunch: M&A

PagerDuty announced this afternoon that it intends to acquire Jeli.io, an early-stage incident management startup. The companies did not share the price. Jeli was founded in 2019 by Nora Jones, a chaos engineering veteran, who had previously worked at Netflix and Slack. Jones went to work building a company that could help customers figure out […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Bank of America says be wary of a soft holiday shopping season, gives its top picks

CNBC: Investing

A number of value retailers and specialty stores could still benefit this holiday season after a slow start to winter shopping, according to Bank of America.

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Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Trick or Treat? 

Tyton Partners

If you have been at any higher education events lately, AI has been the top item on conference agendas. Reactions throughout the academy have ranged from, “the sky is falling“ to “AI is the solution to everything.” So, as a leader at your institution or organization, how should you be thinking about the potential or AI as one of the items in your “bag of tricks” to achieve better institutional outcomes and efficiencies at your organization?

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Antitrust in focus - October 2023

JD Supra: Mergers

The Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) establishes a new regime, enforced by the European Commission (EC), to regulate subsidies granted by non-EU countries to businesses active in the EU that could distort competition in EU markets.

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Sam Bankman-Fried Denies Knowing FTX Money Was Missing, as He Concludes Testimony

The New York Times: Banking

The founder of the FTX crypto exchange was grilled by a federal prosecutor for a second day, just before both sides rested their case in the criminal fraud trial.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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The Dow is nearing the dreaded 'death cross.' What investors should know

CNBC: Investing

The index's 50-day moving average is close to crossing over its 200-day moving average, which can signal that momentum is weakening or sentiment is souring.

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Around two-thirds of buy-siders believe outsourced desks could enhance trade performance in cross-border trading

The TRADE

Almost two thirds (63%) of buy-side equity market participants believe outsourced desks would result in improved execution quality and trade performance when trading across regions, according to new research from Coalition Greenwich. Of these respondents, 26% also highlighted streamlined or enhanced workflows and strategy customisation as key factors.

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Saudi Arabia: New Thresholds for Merger Filings, and New Conditional Approvals

JD Supra: Mergers

Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Competition recently announced key changes to its merger control notification thresholds, adding a new local nexus test and a new minimum turnover threshold for the acquired entity. This is a significant development in parallel to the GAC's increasingly active role in merger enforcement, including new cases where behavioral and structural remedies were required as conditions for approving deals.

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The office is back: Is this the end of hybrid working?

Global Banking & Finance

The office is back: Is this the end of hybrid working? By Tom Skinner, Managing Director, Go Up It’s official — the office is back. After years of implementing remote and then flexible working models post-Covid, more and more businesses — including SMEs — are enacting return-to-office policies.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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The S&P 500 has entered a correction. Here's why Warren Buffett likely thinks that's good news

CNBC: Investing

Buffett thinks the average investor should ignore any turbulence in the broader market and avoid panic selling.

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Wells Fargo taps Credit Suisse for new senior securities sales trading specialist

The TRADE

Wells Fargo has appointed Jon Thorne as senior securities sales trading specialist, The TRADE can reveal. According to a post on social media, Thorne joins Wells Fargo from Credit Suisse, where he spent 13 and a half years. Most recently, Thorne served as a listed sales trader – a position he held for almost 11 years. Elsewhere during his tenure at Credit Suisse, Thorne held a FX and futures execution position as well as a FX prime brokerage role.

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Big Oil displays commitment to net zero through dealmaking

JD Supra: Mergers

Recent megadeals like ExxonMobil’s proposed US$60 billion acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources and Chevron’s US$53 billion move for Hess underscore the industry’s focus on delivering oil and gas as part of the energy mix. However, an accompanying drive to cut carbon emissions has generated a flurry of M&A deals over recent years. These transactions have seen several participants in the industry seek to switch the mix of fossil fuels—reducing heavy oil production and increasing gas.

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