Sat.Jan 13, 2024 - Fri.Jan 19, 2024

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Judge Blocks JetBlue From Acquiring Spirit Airlines

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The ruling is a victory for the Justice Department, which had argued that the merger would reduce competition.

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Goodnotes acquires an AI-powered video summary startup as it looks beyond education

TechCrunch: M&A

London-based notetaking startup Goodnotes said today it is acquiring South Korean startup Dropthebit, which operates a meeting and video summary tool called Traw. With the acquisition, Goodnotes is looking to move beyond classrooms and explore making productivity tools for professionals. As part of the deal, all three co-founders of Dropthebit will move to Goodnotes.

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Office of Health Care Affordability Adopts Final Cost and Market Impact Review Regulations for Health Care Transactions

JD Supra: Mergers

California’s new Office of Health Care Affordability recently adopted emergency regulations (“Final Regulations”) implementing the Health Care Market Oversight Program, required under California’s Health Care Quality and Affordability Act (“HCQAA”). HCQAA, which created the Office of Health Care Affordability (“OHCA”), requires “health care entities” to provide written notice of certain “material change transactions” to OHCA.

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Be In Charge Of Your Career: Stop Kicking Tires In 2024, Act Instead!

H. Friedman Search

Do you want to be where you were at the end of 2023 at the conclusion of 2024? So many people decide to kick the tires at their current company but don’t do anything more than that for various reasons. In this blog, I want to examine the reason people do not move forward when they know they need to deep down in their hearts. It’s because people let their emotions overrule their business decisions.

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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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Stocks Climb to Record, Lifted by Big Tech and Rate Cut Hopes

The New York Times: Banking

The S&P 500 crossed above its January 2022 peak after weeks of wavering. Investors have been buying stocks after homing in on signals that the Fed’s campaign of raising interest rates is over.

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[Audio] Episode 304 -- Nathalie Druckmann, VP at Certa, on Artificial Intelligence Third-Party Risk Management

JD Supra: Mergers

Nathalie Druckmann, Vice President at Certa, joins Michael Volkov to discuss third-party risk management and the use of advanced artificial intelligence to implement effective risk mitigation strategies. Nathalie sets teh strategy for Certa’s expansion into teh EMEA markets and growing Certa’s customer base with the use of Certa’s advanced AI tool — CertaAssist.

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Open outcry: A renaissance?

The TRADE

Despite the indisputable decline in physical trading practices, it is enduring within an increasingly technological capital markets world which has already put innumerable out-dated practices out of fashion. Market opinion – and moves – suggest that mourning the death of open outcry  may be premature. Like the return of old Nokia’s and ‘dumbphones’ in the era of the smartphone, a hungering for print in the age of digital, and the comeback of the polaroid camera and vinyl, perhaps there’s just

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Sports Illustrated Thrown Into Chaos With Mass Layoffs

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The company’s owner has been plunged into a maelstrom in recent weeks as its senior executives have been forced out.

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Goldman Sachs-backed ZestMoney, once valued at $450M, sold to DMI in fire sale

TechCrunch: M&A

ZestMoney, the Goldman Sachs-backed Indian fintech startup once valued at $450 million, has sold itself to financial services firm DMI Group, the two said late Wednesday, in a fire sale that caps 12 tumultuous months for the once-hot new-age lender. The two firms didn’t disclose the terms of the deals, but a person familiar with […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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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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New Excessive and Unfair Pricing Provisions in Force in Canada’s Competition Act: Risk and Compliance Considerations

JD Supra: Mergers

Canada’s Competition Act was amended effective December 15, 2023 to both (i) establish a new, more expansive framework for challenging anti-competitive conduct by dominant firms and (ii) specifically provide that it is an anti-competitive act for a dominant firm to directly or indirectly impose excessive and unfair selling prices.

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Bitcoin tumbled after a slate of ETFs launched. Here’s why that might dent some crypto miners’ profitability

CNBC: Investing

Investors in bitcoin mining stocks are watching the price of the crypto after the ETF approvals turned out to be a sell-the-news event after all.

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Nomura taps Jefferies for new head of flow credit for CEEMEA

The TRADE

Nomura has appointed Mouloud Ameni as head of flow credit for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), alongside adding him to the global flow credit leadership council. Ameni will be London-based, reporting to Eric Pang, global head of flow credit, and Nat Tyce, head of global markets EMEA. He joins Nomura from Jefferies, where he held senior leadership positions, most recently serving as managing director for emerging markets (EM) credit trading.

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Snyk acquires Helios to bolster its AppSec platform

TechCrunch: M&A

Snyk, the well-funded developer-focused security company, today announced that it has acquired Helios, a Tel Aviv-based startup that helps developers troubleshoot and understand their microservices in production. Snyk will use Helios to bolster its recently launched AppRisk service, its application security play, and to provide them with a better overall security service both at build […] © 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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[Video] Spotlight on Financial Services | Clients depend on Dinsmore to offer clear and concise counsel in the complex area of financial services

JD Supra: Mergers

Spotlight on Financial Services | Clients depend on Dinsmore to offer clear and concise counsel in the complex area of financial services Columbus-based corporate partner Christian Gonzalez explains how our team’s multidisciplinary approach can meet the most complex demands, and offer training for those new to the financial services industry.

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Elon Musk's demand for more Tesla control could weigh on the stock, analysts say

CNBC: Investing

Regaining 25% control of the automaker would require "the effective dilution of other investors stakes," JPMorgan analyst Ryan Brinkman wrote.

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Panmure Gordon and Liberum agree merger to create new investment banking giant in the UK

The TRADE

Panmure Gordon and Liberum are set to merge to create the UK’s largest independent investment bank, with ex-Barclays executive Rich Ricci stepping into the chief executive role of the combined entity. The new firm – Panmure Liberum – will be a market maker in over 750 stocks with all-cap execution capabilities and have over 250 quoted corporate clients with market cap of £250 million.

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How Wi-Fi 7 Is About to Transform Business As We Know It

Cisco: M&A

Wireless acts as the front door to a network’s user experience. But with the multitude of wireless devices and things, sometimes the importance of that first impression gets lost.

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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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2023 Chemicals & Energy Antitrust Report

JD Supra: Mergers

For companies in the energy and chemical sectors, the potential for antitrust scrutiny is an ever-present concern. The next round of enforcement inquiries is never further away than the next jump in commodity prices or the next consolidation wave. Especially under an enforcement-minded administration, companies should stay focused on timely transaction planning and routine compliance efforts to manage their antitrust-related risks.

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Top Wall Street analysts recommend these stocks for dividend-oriented investors

CNBC: Investing

TipRanks' analyst ranking service pinpoints Wall Street's best-performing stocks, including Civitas Resources and Williams Companies.

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AGF to acquire majority of Kensington to grow private markets biz

PE Hub

Based in Toronto, Kensington is an alternative investment firm with C$2.6 billion in assets under management. The post AGF to acquire majority of Kensington to grow private markets biz appeared first on PE Hub.

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Cisco and Schneider Electric Are Creating Smarter, More Efficient Buildings

Cisco: M&A

Whether your organization owns commercial property, leases it, or manages it, you’re likely to be grappling with industry trends and challenges that call on your best efforts—and the innovative app… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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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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The Interplay: Key Decisions at the Intersection of Antitrust & Life Sciences - January 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

Illumina Agrees to Unwind Acquisition of Grail Following Fifth Circuit Decision. On December 15, 2023, the Fifth Circuit vacated the FTC’s order that Illumina unwind its acquisition of Grail—a developer of a multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test.

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The early winner in the bitcoin ETF race has raked in $1 billion

CNBC: Investing

BlackRock's iShares Bitcoin Trust looks to be an early winner among the bitcoin funds that were approved by regulators last week.

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Accounting services firm Harris CPAs inks investment from DFW

PE Hub

Concurrent with DFW’s investment, Michael J. O’Donnell, a DFW operating partner, has become the CEO of Harris CPAs. The post Accounting services firm Harris CPAs inks investment from DFW appeared first on PE Hub.

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Rebound in dealmaking could boost Goldman Sachs after rocky 2023

American Banker - Investment Banking

The Wall Street giant did a lot of backtracking last year, abandoning its plans to become a bank for everyone. Now it's refocusing on growing its tried-and-true businesses of dealmaking and asset management.

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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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France Strengthens Foreign Investment Controls, Expands Jurisdiction to ‘Commercial Establishments’ Registered in France | Insights

JD Supra: Mergers

On 28 December 2023, the French government adopted decree number 2023-1293 (Decree), together with an administrative order of the same date (Order), that expanded the scope of covered investments and covered activities under French foreign direct investment (FDI) rules (as amended, the New Rules).

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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could be headed for its next major breakout, according to the charts

CNBC: Investing

Berkshire isn't part of the Magnificent 7, but considering that the stock has been in an uptrend for the last few decades, maybe it deserves another look.

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Natural gas compression firm Service Compression inks investment from Warburg Pincus

PE Hub

Warburg Pincus' investment comes alongside a new credit facility led by J.P. Morgan and an additional capital raise led by existing and new shareholders. The post Natural gas compression firm Service Compression inks investment from Warburg Pincus appeared first on PE Hub.