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New Statute of Limitations Impacts M&A and International Trade Compliance

JD Supra: Mergers

New developments in international trade laws will have tangible and far-reaching impacts on transactions as well as day-to-day business operations. President Biden’s signing of HR 815 means that once time-barred historic events are now fair game.

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Bugcrowd, the crowdsourced white-hat hacker platform, acquires Informer to ramp up its security chops

TechCrunch: M&A

On the heels of raising $102 million earlier this year, Bugcrowd is making good on its promise to use some of that funding to make acquisitions to strengthen its security chops. The company — which crowdsources skills from more than half a million hackers to find and fix security vulnerabilities and other operational loopholes in […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Unveiling the Secrets of Main Street M&A: Insider Tips from M&A Veteran Carl Allen

How2Exit

b' E212: Unveiling the Secrets of Main Street M&A: Insider Tips from M&A Veteran Carl Allen - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Carl Allen is a seasoned mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professional with over 30 years of experience. At the age of 21, he entered the realm of investment banking, starting his career with Bank of America and quickly delving into the M&A team.

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Del. Chancery Denies Motion to Dismiss Due to Ambiguities in Disclosure Schedule Language

Deal Lawyers

Maybe it’s because I hated doing them so much as a junior associate, but whatever the reason, I am always drawn to Chancery Court decisions addressing disclosure schedules. That’s why I thought the Chancery Court’s recent letter decision in Aldrich Capital Partners Fund, LP v. Bray, (Del. Ch.; 5/24), was worth blogging about.

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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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Lost-Premium Damages under Merger Agreement – Proposed Amendment to the DGCL in Light of Crispo vs. Musk

JD Supra: Mergers

On March 28, 2024, the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (“DSBA”) issued proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”), which, if signed into law, would become effective on August 1, 2024. One of the proposed amendment stems from Crispo v. Musk, C.A. No 2022-0666-KSJM, 2023 WL 7154477 (Del.

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Guiding Entrepreneurs: David Barnett's Comprehensive Approach to Buying and Selling Businesses

How2Exit

b' E214: Guiding Entrepreneurs: David Barnett's Comprehensive Approach to Buying and Selling Businesses - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn David Barnett is a seasoned entrepreneur, consultant, author, and educator in the field of buying, selling, and financing small and medium-sized businesses. Starting from childhood enterprises to careers in sales and a formal education in business school, Barnett has accumulated a wealth of experience that led him to own a business broker office for se

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U.S. Sues to Break Up Ticketmaster Owner, Live Nation

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Accused of violating antitrust laws, Live Nation Entertainment faces a fight that could reshape the multibillion-dollar live music industry.

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Investing in or Acquiring a Digital Assets Business? Watch Where You Step – Maximizing Value and Managing Risk in Digital Assets M&A (Part 1)

JD Supra: Mergers

As applications and use cases for digital assets and their blockchain infrastructure grow and become more sophisticated, investments and valuations for businesses in these areas have grown as well. The growing number of opportunities have attracted a diverse group of investors and lenders. Global financial institutions and some of the world’s largest institutional investors are among those pursuing acquisitions and equity financings in digital assets businesses.

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Ampla, a Lender to Consumer Brands, Faces Financial Struggles

The New York Times: Banking

Ampla, which lent money to smaller businesses that sold clothing, home furnishings and other items directly to consumers, is struggling financially and seeking a buyer.

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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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China's hot EV market is no longer focused solely on lower sticker prices. Which stocks to watch

CNBC: Investing

Despite new U.S. tariffs, Chinese electric cars are already moving into a new phase of competition that's no longer centered only on selling prices.

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U.S. Plans to Accuse Live Nation of Defending a Monopoly

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Live Nation Entertainment, the concert giant that owns Ticketmaster, faces a fight that could reshape the multibillion-dollar live music industry.

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Midyear observations on the board agenda - Based on insights from the 2024 Board Leadership Conference

JD Supra: Mergers

Approaching midyear, business leaders are bullish on growth and the opportunities ahead. At the same time, the macro forces of GenAI, climate change, a multipolar geopolitical landscape and the erosion of trust and healthy public discourse are sobering the outlook and prompting deeper boardroom conversations about risk and strategy, talent, and what the future will look like for the company, corporate America, and the country.

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China Has a Plan for Its Housing Crisis. Here’s Why It’s Not Enough.

The New York Times: Banking

A new approach by China’s top leaders is bold but pales against the problem: a vast number of empty apartments no one wants to buy.

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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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UBS says it's time to move out of cash. Here's where it sees opportunity

CNBC: Investing

While investors have been earning yield of more than 5% on money market funds and CDs, those rates aren't expected to stick around much longer.

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DOJ to Sue Live Nation, Accusing It of Defending a Monopoly

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Live Nation Entertainment, the concert giant that owns Ticketmaster, faces a fight that could reshape the multibillion-dollar live music industry.

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Battery storage M&A powers into 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

Battery energy storage systems (BESS), which enable utility companies and grid operators to access pools of surplus renewable energy on demand that would otherwise be wasted, play a central role in the global energy transition. As a result, investors are targeting BESS assets as consumers, businesses and regulators increasingly prioritize net zero and other sustainable-energy goals.

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Article | Make room at the adult table for CUSOs

Successful Acquisitions

Make room at the adult table for CUSOs It’s an old, but often true, phrase that some things get better with age. From wines and cheeses to flannel shirts and blue jeans, maturity is often associated with a high comfort level and feelings of security. CUSOs have undergone a maturation process as well, advancing with the times and with technologies. And now they are perfectly positioned to assist credit unions in some of their more “mature” spaces often associated with the back office.

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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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Why IT Leaders Are Evolving the Network into a High-Performance Digital Engine

Cisco: M&A

The new 2024 Global Networking Trends Report is a compelling look at networking readiness among global IT organizations. We heard from 2,050 IT professionals in 13 countries about their investment strategies and the advanced architectures and capabilities they believe will prove transformational within the next two years.

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The Emails at the Heart of the Government’s Ticketmaster Case

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Live Nation Entertainment, which owns Ticketmaster, is accused of violating antitrust laws. The Justice Department drew on the concert behemoth’s internal communications in its lawsuit.

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Indiana Enacts Broad Notification Requirements for Healthcare Transactions with a Clear Focus on Private Equity

JD Supra: Mergers

Earlier this year, Indiana joined a growing number of states by enacting a new notification requirement for certain healthcare transactions. Indiana Senate Bill Number 9 (SB 9), effective July 1, 2024, is likely to require healthcare providers and investors to make frequent notifications to the Indiana Attorney General for transactions in the health care space, due to the statute’s broad language.

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Nvidia's stock split makes it a Dow contender — but not a shoo-in

CNBC: Investing

An index committee looks for a stock with "an excellent reputation" and sustained growth that is "of interest to a large number of investors.

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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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Rent Is Harder to Handle and Inflation Is a Burden, a Fed Financial Survey Finds

The New York Times: Banking

The Federal Reserve’s 2023 survey on household financial well-being found Americans excelling in the job market but struggling with prices.

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Six Ways Cost Synergies Are A Benefit Of M&A

Benchmark International

In any merger or acquisition, the buyer and seller anticipate synergy will be crucial. Synergy in M&A can manifest in several forms, but cost synergy is one of these critical areas. It is essential to note that cost synergy is not the same as revenue or financial synergy. We will delve into those topics in upcoming articles.

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What the FTC’s New Rule on Non-Competes Means for M&A and Private Equity Transactions

JD Supra: Mergers

By now you have probably heard of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s rule to ban most post-employment non-compete agreements. While much of the conversation has naturally focused on the rule’s significant impact on employees and how it will invalidate existing non-competes for millions of workers, the FTC’s actions will also have key ramifications for M&A and private equity transactions across all industries.

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Here's where BlackRock's bond guru Rick Rieder sees opportunity right now

CNBC: Investing

In this market, investors can grab some great yields and not have to take any big risks to get them, said BlackRock global fixed income CIO Rick Rieder.

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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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Consumer Industries at Cisco Live 2024

Cisco: M&A

We’re excited to bring together forward-thinkers from retail, financial services, hospitality, and sports, media, and entertainment from June 2-6 in Las Vegas. Engage with visionaries, discover innovative solutions and gain insights that will drive your industry forward. Elevate your vision and Go Beyond!

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Atari Acquires Intellivision Brand

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Atari announces the acquisition of Intellivision, signifying the unification of two of the most iconic competing brands from the '70s and '80s.

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The Opportunities, Risks, And Rewards Of AI Acquisitions

JD Supra: Mergers

Amid a period of recalibration, the artificial intelligence industry is experiencing a transformational phase. According to a recent report from Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence that closely monitors AI trends, there’s been a notable adjustment in global investment patterns within the sector.