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Corporate Transparency Act: Beware of Filing Scams

JD Supra: Mergers

Since the Corporate Transparency Act took effect on January 1, 2024, scammers have seized the opportunity to send notices to owners of recently formed companies offering “filing services.” In response to these scams, FinCEN posted an alert on the Beneficial Ownership Information homepage stating, “FinCEN has learned of fraudulent attempts to solicit information from individuals and entities who may be subject to reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act.

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What A Thank You Note Can Do For You

H. Friedman Search

This may be a dry topic, but it is so important and many job seekers are overlooking it. I cannot stress the importance of a well-crafted, meaningful thank-you note to everyone you have interacted with at the company you are currently interviewing with. Why? Because it’s your calling card that is left behind as the process progresses. With time taking so much longer to get hired (as we have shared over the last few blogs ), your thank you note will remind them of your continued interest in the

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M&A Masterclass: Building and Exiting Businesses in Health & Beauty with Tina Bradley

How2Exit

b' E207: M&A Masterclass: Building and Exiting Businesses in Health & Beauty with Tina Bradley - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Tina Bradley is a seasoned entrepreneur with a rich background in various business ventures, starting from her entrepreneurial journey at the age of nine. With hands-on experience in multi-level marketing, building an animal charity, and running approximately 200 monetized websites, Tina's expertise is vast and varied.

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ESG Due Diligence: Now Mandatory?

Deal Lawyers

This survey by BCG and Gibson Dunn concludes that ESG due diligence has become “indispensable” for M&A. Two-thirds of survey respondents have engaged on ESG topics during transactions, and 75% reported that they identified a material ESG issue in a deal in the last three years because they conducted due diligence.

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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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Growing Clarity: FinCEN Continues to Update Beneficial Ownership Reporting FAQs

JD Supra: Mergers

On April 18, 2024, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released further guidance regarding to Corporate Transparency Act compliance (CTA) by updating and expanding the Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Reporting Rule (FAQs). Importantly, the updates provide insight on BO access by foreign governments, law enforcement and financial institutes.

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First Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting without Charlie Munger: What to expect from Warren Buffett

CNBC: Investing

The absence of Charlie Munger will be on everyone's mind when Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting kicks off Saturday in Omaha.

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DE Chancery: “Commercially Reasonable” Doesn’t Require Actions Beyond Buyer’s Self-Interest

Deal Lawyers

Himawan v. Cephalon, Inc. (Del. Ch.; 4/24) presents a familiar fact pattern in life-sciences M&A. The target biotech company was developing one main asset for two possible indications. In its acquisition by Cephalon, its stockholders were entitled to “milestone” payments tied to regulatory approval of the asset for those indications.

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FTC Files Administrative Complaint to Stop $8.5 Billion Tapestry-Capri Fashion Accessory Merger

JD Supra: Mergers

The Federal Trade Commission may point to economic harm to an identifiable cohort of consumers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on April 22, 2024, filed an administrative complaint to block Tapestry, Inc.'s acquisition of Capri Holdings Limited, a deal valued at $8.5 billion. The proposed merger would combine three major fashion brands: Coach and Kate Spade from Tapestry, and Michael Kors from Capri.

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TDECU Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Sabine State Bank and Trust to Increase Commercial Banking Opportunities in Texas and Louisiana

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

The not-for-profit credit union creates greater access for all Members, including small businesses that specialize in oil and gas, energy and agriculture. The not-for-profit credit union creates greater access for all Members, including small businesses that specialize in oil and gas, energy and agriculture.

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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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Microsoft signs deal to invest more than $10 billion on renewable energy capacity to power data centers

CNBC: Investing

Microsoft and Brookfield Asset Management will develop 10.5 gigawatts of renewable energy, in a deal they describe as the largest of its kind.

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Binance’s Founder Plans a Comeback Even as He Faces Prison Time

The New York Times: Banking

Since pleading guilty to violating money-laundering rules, Changpeng Zhao, who ran the giant crypto exchange Binance, has networked across the United States to set up his next act.

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[Audio] Multiemployer Pension Plans in Mergers and Acquisitions — Troutman Pepper Podcast

JD Supra: Mergers

In this insightful episode of our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions podcast series, attorneys Paul Porretta and Christopher Stock delve into the complex world of multiemployer pension plans. They discuss critical considerations for businesses contemplating the purchase of entities that contribute to these plans.

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Fireside Friday with… BNY Mellon’s Geoffrey Yu

The TRADE

With the market increasingly looking at the potential of emerging markets, what’s front of mind from your side? One of our key expectations for 2024 was a turnaround in asset allocation in favour of emerging markets (EM), especially for diversification purposes as US positions became more concentrated. After record levels of outflows since the Fed shifted towards a tightening cycle, the stage appeared set for recovery flow as G10 central banks embarked on easing.

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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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BlackRock says now is the time to lock in higher yields and move cash into bonds

CNBC: Investing

History shows investors can miss out on locking in higher yields if they wait for an answer on Fed rate cuts, a new BlackRock report says.

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The Perils of the Fed’s Vast Bond Holdings

The New York Times: Banking

The Federal Reserve is shedding assets at a glacial pace, exposing the financial system to continuing risks, our columnist says.

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Looking Past the Headlines, the Impact of the FTC’s Ban on Non-Competes in M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital

JD Supra: Mergers

Last week on April 23, 2024, the FTC adopted a final rule that would effectively ban non-compete agreements in the context of employment relationships when the rule becomes effective on September 4, 2024, absent a stay or injunctive relief. The rule would render unenforceable a broad array of employment-based non-competition agreements.

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A TikTok Divestiture Is Long Overdue

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

With its TikTok bill, Congress sent message to the world: You cannot disregard basic internet norms and expect to be treated like any other country.

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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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An AI-focused ETF from a hedge fund veteran is gaining attention by soaring 60% over the past year

CNBC: Investing

The Spear Alpha ETF (SPRX) is concentrated in about 26 holdings and almost everything in the portfolio is seen benefiting somehow from artificial intelligence.

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Banking on Generative AI: Three Strategic Frontiers to Conquer in 2024

Global Banking & Finance

Banking on Generative AI: Three Strategic Frontiers to Conquer in 2024 Financial institutions have long grappled with the challenge of offering best-in-class customer service and personalization with pockets of success.

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[Video] Fierce Competition Podcast | Understanding the FTC’s Landmark Ban on Noncompetes

JD Supra: Mergers

The FTC issued its final rule broadly banning noncompete clauses between employers and workers. In this episode of “Fierce Competition,” Skadden attorneys Tara Reinhart, Annie Villanueva Jeffers and Justine Haimi discuss the contents of this bombshell rule, the mounting legal challenges it faces and what clients should do now that the rule has been finalized.

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Which Programming Language to Choose for AI?

Cisco: M&A

Did you ever ask ChatGPT how it was programmed? Or which programming language might be useful when you are about to create or test new AI application features?

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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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These big, well-known stocks are forming the dreaded death cross chart pattern

CNBC: Investing

A death cross forms when a stock's 50-day moving average slips below its 200-day moving average, lending a signal that investors are bearish on a stock.

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Private equity returning to platforms, with greater efficiency

Private Equity Info

This article was first published in the Spring issue of Middle Market Dealmaker , the official print publication of the Association for Corporate Growth.

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Match.com's Divorce: Delaware Supreme Court Decides Standard of Review for Controlling Stockholder Transactions

JD Supra: Mergers

The Situation: When the Delaware Supreme Court decided Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. (MFW) in 2014 (88 A.3d 635 (Del. 2014)), it provided a pathway for business judgment review for "freeze-out" merger transactions involving controlling stockholders. In Match, the Supreme Court considered whether the two-part MFW framework, which relies on the use of a special committee of independent directors and the vote of a majority of the unaffiliated stockholders, applies outside the context of freeze-ou

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Up-Skill at the Cisco Live 2024 DevNet Zone

Cisco: M&A

Get AI-ready with sessions on the latest solution advancements Visit the DevNet Zone at Cisco Live Register for sessions With the advent of multi-cloud architectures, microservices, and AI supported … Read more on Cisco Blogs

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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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Warren Buffett’s shopping extravaganza kicks off with Squishmallows pit, 'Poor Charlie’s Almanack'

CNBC: Investing

The Oracle of Omaha's annual event kicked off with wares from See's Candies to the latest Squishmallows of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.

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Bob Bakish, Paramount CEO, Steps Down as Company Weighs Merger

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Mr. Bakish was once a staunch ally of Shari Redstone, Paramount’s controlling shareholder. His departure comes as the company considers a major merger.

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March 2024 HSR Transactions: Unpacking Their Implications for Cybersecurity and eDiscovery Trends

JD Supra: Mergers

Editor’s Note: This comprehensive report explores the intricate relationship between economic trends, Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) transaction activities, and their implications for professionals in cybersecurity, information governance, and eDiscovery. Drawing from recent GDP data and HSR transaction statistics, the analysis offers a detailed overview of the current economic landscape, emphasizing the need for adaptive strategies in the face of fluctuating market conditions.

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