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M&A in 2023 and Trends for 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

M&A activity in 2023 was subdued, as dealmakers grappled with geopolitical tensions, inflation, rising interest rates, and increasing regulatory scrutiny, against a backdrop of general economic uncertainty. Challenges in the U.S. banking sector in the early part of the year also took their toll.

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VCs anticipate more exits in 2024 but have no consensus on when or how

TechCrunch: M&A

Some investors are more optimistic about M&A in 2024, while others think we will see a rebound in the IPO market. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Jerome Myers Discusses the Founder's Exit Paradox and Planning for Business Exits

How2Exit

b' E172: Jerome Myers Discusses the Founder's Exit Paradox and Planning for Business Exits - Watch Here rn rn rn About The Guest(s): Jerome Myers is an expert in helping business owners navigate the process of exiting their businesses. He has a background in real estate and has built a successful division of a Fortune 550 company. Jerome is passionate about helping business owners achieve their financial goals and create a meaningful impact in the world. rn Summary: Jerome Myers discusses the Fo

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Activism: Del. Chancery Scrutinizes Advance Notice Bylaw Amendments

Deal Lawyers

Following implementation of the SEC’s universal proxy rules, disputes about activists’ compliance with advance notice bylaws have become one of the key battlegrounds in proxy contests. Last week, in Kellner v. AIM Immunotech, (Del. Ch.; 12/23), the Chancery Court addressed a challenge to amendments to a company’s advance notice bylaw adopted during a proxy contest.

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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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An Expert Look at the 2023 Merger Guidelines

JD Supra: Mergers

Last month, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the 2023 Merger Guidelines, a draft of which was published in July. During TransPerfect Legal’s Antitrust Clearance & Merger Enforcement conference held early this fall, a panel of esteemed antitrust lawyers commented on the guidelines and their likely impact on merger review proceedings.

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The Art of Business: Expressing Yourself and Building Success with Danya Shakfeh

How2Exit

b' E173: The Art of Business: Expressing Yourself and Building Success with Danya Shakfeh - Watch Here rn rn rn About The Guest(s): Danya Shakfeh is a business attorney and the founder of Motiva Business Law. With a passion for helping business owners prevent legal issues, Danya focuses on providing value and guidance to her clients. She specializes in working with small businesses and has a particular interest in mergers and acquisitions. rn Summary: Danya Shakfeh, a business attorney and found

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Merger Agreements: A Charter Amendment Fix for Con Ed Clause Enforceability Issues?

Deal Lawyers

Over on The Business Law Prof Blog, Prof. Ann Lipton flagged a recent transaction that came up with a fix for the Con Ed clause enforceability issues highlighted by Chancellor McCormick’s recent decision in Crispo v. Musk.

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Welcome to 2024: CWT’s European Fund Finance Market Insights - 2024 European Fund Finance Market Predictions

JD Supra: Mergers

The year 2023 presented the fund finance industry with many challenges that it rose to face with an inventiveness and rigour that showed just how mature and multi-faceted the market has become. At Cadwalader in London we saw almost 25% revenue growth, we grew our team and promoted two of our own to Special Counsel and Counsel (congratulations to George and Tom)!

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Ken Griffin’s hedge fund Citadel posts double-digit returns in 2023, but lags the S&P 500

CNBC: Investing

Billionaire investor Ken Griffin's various hedge fund strategists all posted double-digit returns for 2023, but they failed to beat the broader market.

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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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A Hapless Robber, Exposed by a Cloud of Dye, Gets His Day in Court

The New York Times: Banking

Nobody disputed that the defendant had handed over a note demanding money — please — from a Newark bank. The only remaining question: How dangerous had he been, really?

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Peel Hunt European platform goes live

The TRADE

UK-based investment bank Peel Hunt has gone live with its European platform as part of its commitment to growing its presence in the Bloc. The firm said the move “reinstated” its desire to facilitate the distribution of research, the trading of shares, and the promotion of investment banking deals into Europe. The new platform is based in Copenhagen and will be led by chief executive of Peel Hunt International and Peel Hunt Europe James Hipkiss.

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What 2023 Brought to Compliance

JD Supra: Mergers

2023 was a very significant year for every compliance practitioner and compliance program. While there was a paucity of corporate enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), there were significant announcements from the Department of Justice (DOJ) which directly impact compliance professionals and compliance programs.

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Berkshire Hathaway didn't beat the market this year, but Warren Buffett's track record is unmatched

CNBC: Investing

Buffett has long said that while Berkshire has solid earnings power and unmatched balance sheet strength, it might still not beat the market at any given year.

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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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Platinum Equity to acquire organic milk producer Horizon Organic and yogurt brand Wallaby

PE Hub

Danone is a global food and beverage company. The post Platinum Equity to acquire organic milk producer Horizon Organic and yogurt brand Wallaby appeared first on PE Hub.

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The TRADE launches the Algorithmic Trading Survey for 2024

The TRADE

Institutional investors, asset managers and hedge funds are invited to rate the service, features and capabilities of their algo providers in The TRADE’s 2024 Algorithmic Trading Survey. The TRADE’s 2024 Algorithmic Trading Survey is now live for buy-side participation until 23 February, with ‘long-only’ and ‘hedge fund’ results due to be published in the Q1 and Q2 editions of The TRADE Magazine, respectively.

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The Corporate Transparency Act: Ready, Set, Go!

JD Supra: Mergers

It’s official: the Corporate Transparency Act (the “Act”) has gone into effect January 1, 2024. On December 21, 2023, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued its second final rule establishing the framework for access to and protection of beneficial ownership information (“BOI”) pursuant to the CTA. During the final day of 2023, it was clear that FinCEN was preparing itself to begin the BOI reporting as of January 1, 2024.

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These stocks will be the biggest S&P 500 winners of 2024, according to analysts

CNBC: Investing

Many of the stocks, including several energy names, are expected to rebound after a tough run last year. Others are expected to pile on their 2023 gains.

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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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Thoma Bravo backs investment research publisher BlueMatrix

PE Hub

Raymond James served as financial advisor to Thoma Bravo while Stifel served as financial advisor to BlueMatrix. The post Thoma Bravo backs investment research publisher BlueMatrix appeared first on PE Hub.

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Central Bank of Kenya integrates Bloomberg matching platform for FX trading

The TRADE

The Central Bank of Kenya has launched Bloomberg’s Electronic Matching System (EMS), BMatch, for interbank trading in the local foreign exchange market. Specifically, the solution offers spot matching functionality for US dollar against Kenyan shilling, allowing anonymous orders to be placed into a central limit order book. These orders are displayed and subsequently matched with counterparty orders “based on mutual trading limits and other parameters configured by each bank”.

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Welcome to 2024: CWT’s European Fund Finance Market Insights - A Few Thoughts on the “Gloomy” Fundraising Outlook

JD Supra: Mergers

If you made your fundraising forecast in November, it could be due for an update. The Wall Street Journal's December 29 write-up Private Equity Faces Gloomy Fundraising Forecast for 2024 makes my point: The main statistic, Preqin Q1-Q3 global PE fundraising down 46% lower from a year earlier at 620 closings for $509 billion, drives the article’s discussion on the outlook for a prolonged downturn.

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UBS boosts AI revenue forecast by 40%, calls industry the ‘tech theme of the decade’

CNBC: Investing

UBS is getting more bullish on the outlook for artificial intelligence and bracing for another prosperous year for the "tech theme of the decade.

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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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Hastings Equity-backed High Star Traffic buys paving service firm Superior Road Striping

PE Hub

This is the first add-on investment High Star has completed since Hastings formed the Midwest traffic control platform in July 2022. The post Hastings Equity-backed High Star Traffic buys paving service firm Superior Road Striping appeared first on PE Hub.

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Daiwa Capital Markets Europe selects former Jefferies MD for new head of equities

The TRADE

Jefferies’ managing director and head of US equity distribution in Europe, Guy Trust, has left the bank after nearly a decade to join Daiwa Capital Markets Europe, The TRADE can reveal. He joins the investment banking arm of Daiwa Securities Group as its new head of equities after nine and a half years with Jefferies, having joined in 2014 in his most recent role.

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Transaction Trends in Life Sciences

JD Supra: Mergers

In November, we were delighted to once again host our annual European Health & Life Sciences Symposium in Paris. The event attracted a large number of healthcare professionals, investors and dealmakers to the Shangri-La Hotel for a series of insightful panel discussions, the first of which focused on transaction trends in our industry over the past 12 months.

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Cliff Asness' AQR Absolute Return fund gains 18.5% in 2023, boosted by value picks

CNBC: Investing

Cliff Asness' longest running multistrategy fund at AQR Capital Management returned 18.5% last year, net of fees.

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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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Pet care company Heart + Paw snags investment from Whistler Capital

PE Hub

Heart + Paw will continue to be led by its existing management team, including founder and Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. George Melillo, and CEO Dave Lasus. The post Pet care company Heart + Paw snags investment from Whistler Capital appeared first on PE Hub.

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JDE Peet's successfully completes the acquisition of Maratá's coffee & tea business in Brazil

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

PRESS RELEASEAmsterdam, 5 January 2024 JDE Peet’s (EURONEXT: JDEP), the world’s leading pure-play coffee and tea company by revenue, today announced.

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Notable Provisions Of The FY 2024 National Defense Authorization Act

JD Supra: Mergers

On December 22, 2023, President Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 into law after bipartisan congressional majorities approved the bill earlier in the month. The annual bill authorizes appropriations and sets policy for the Department of Defense (“DoD”) and generally reflects the priorities of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.