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Redis switches licenses, acquires Speedb to go beyond its core in-memory database

TechCrunch: M&A

Redis, the popular in-memory data store, is switching away from the open source three-clause BSD license. Instead, in a move that is clearly aimed to prevent the large cloud providers from offering free alternatives to Redis’ own hosted services, Redis will now be dual-licensed under the Redis Source Available License (RSALv2) and Server Side Public […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Anticorruption Enforcement and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Trends to Track in 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

This is the seventh in our 2024 Year in Preview series examining important trends in white collar law and investigations in the coming year. We will be posting further installments in the series throughout the next several weeks.

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Boopos: Financing Subscription Businesses with Ignacio Villanueva

How2Exit

b' E195: Boopos: Financing Subscription Businesses with Ignacio Villanueva - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Ignacio Villanueva is the VP of Origination of Boopos, a finance company that specializes in providing capital for subscription-based businesses. Originally from Spain, Ignacio has a background in professional rugby and has played for the Spanish national team.

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Deal Lawyers Download Podcast: Activism 2024 – Michael Levin

Deal Lawyers

In the latest Deal Lawyers Download Podcast, John is joined by Michael Levin — investor, corporate executive, and management consultant who is also well known for his websites that provide resources for investors, The Activist Investor and UniversalProxyCard.com.

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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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UK confirms in-depth antitrust probe into Three and Vodafone’s planned $19B merger

TechCrunch: M&A

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that it’s launching a formal “phase 2” investigation into the planned merger between Vodafone and Three UK. The CMA says that the deal could lead to higher prices for consumers, while also impact future infrastructure investments. However, the CMA has given both parties a token five […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Mike Moyer's Slicing Pie: A Fair and Logical Approach to Equity Distribution

How2Exit

b' E196: Mike Moyer's Slicing Pie: A Fair and Logical Approach to Equity Distribution - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Mike Moyer is an entrepreneur, author, and award-winning speaker. He is the author of "Slicing Pie" and "Will Work for Pie," among other books. With a background in startups and a wide range of business experiences, Mike has developed a deep understanding of equity splits and fair dealing with partners.

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Consider This Before Rejecting a Dissident Director Nomination

Deal Lawyers

There’s been a renewed focus on advance notice bylaws in the wake of the Chancery Court’s decision in Kellner v. AIM Immunotech (Del. Ch.; 12/23) addressing a challenge to advance notice bylaw amendments.

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App analytics firm Sensor Tower acquires rival Data.ai

TechCrunch: M&A

Sensor Tower, a leading app analytics firm, is acquiring rival Data.ai in a move that consolidates the mobile intelligence industry, creating a powerhouse that could dominate the sector and provide aggressively competitive insights into the app economy. Sensor Tower and Data.ai help businesses and developers gain insight into how mobile apps are performing — offering […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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AIFMD II – What EU and non-EU fund managers need to know

JD Supra: Mergers

In order to harmonize the regulatory framework governing the European fund market, the European Commission has revised the existing Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive – Directive 2011/61/EU (the "AIFMD"), with the introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive II ("AIFMD II").

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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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Fundstrat’s Tom Lee sees small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 surging by 50% in 2024

CNBC: Investing

The Fundstrat head of global research told CNBC's "Last Call" the environment on Wall Street is shaping up to be a positive one for small cap stocks.

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UPC: Retaining Limited Broker Discretionary Authority

Deal Lawyers

This HLS blog post from the Shareholder Activism & Takeover Defense Practice at Latham briefly references another funky voting issue coming out of UPC.

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U.S. Park Service Says to Leave Your Cash at Home, but Some Object

The New York Times: Banking

Complaints have been mounting on social media, and now a group has filed a lawsuit, as the service has continued rolling out policies against accepting cash to enter federal parks.

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Key Considerations for the 2024 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season Part II: Proxy Statements

JD Supra: Mergers

Each year in our Annual Memo series, White & Case's Public Company Advisory Group provides practical insights on preparing Annual Reports on Form 10-Ks, Annual Meeting Proxy Statements and, for FPIs, the Annual Report on Form 20-F. This installment of our Annual Memo will focus on key considerations for 2024 Annual Meeting Proxy Statements in three subsections: - Compensation Related Disclosure Matters - Boards of Directors and Related Governance Disclosures - Proxy Housekeeping Items.

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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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Cathie Wood's Ark funds buy Reddit stock on first day of trading

CNBC: Investing

The total value of the combined stake of those funds is about $503 million, based on Reddit's closing price of $50.44 per share on Thursday.

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Premier American Uranium Bolsters Its Leadership in the Industry with the Acquisition of American Future Fuel and Welcomes Renowned Uranium Expert Colin Healey as CEO

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

TORONTO, March 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premier American Uranium Inc. (“PUR” or “Premier American Uranium”) (TSXV: PUR) and American Future Fuel Corporation (“ AMPS ” or “ American Future Fuel ”) (CSE: AMPS, OTCQB: AFFCF, FWB: K14, WKN: A3DQFB) are pleased to announce that they have entered into an arm’s length definitive agreement (the “ Arrangement Agreement ”) on March 19, 2024, pursuant to which Premier American Uranium will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Amer

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Japan Raises Interest Rates for First Time in 17 Years

The New York Times: Banking

Higher inflation and rising wages suggest that the country’s economy can grow without such aggressive stimulus from the central bank.

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Shining a Light on “Security-Lite” March 2024 - What We're Reading

JD Supra: Mergers

“Increasing allocations will come down to cash flows,” according to Bain & Co. in its recent Global Private Equity Report 2024. The practical impact of net cash flow position for buyout fund investors, reflected in DPI, will be a primary driver of fundraising in 2024.

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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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Unlocking Education: The Rise of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)

Tyton Partners

As the notion of “school” and “good education” continue to evolve, the flow of money from state governments is also undergoing a potentially significant transition. The spotlight is on the ascent of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), which allocate a portion of state funds designated for a child’s public school education into a specialized account controlled by parents.

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When Private Equity Came for the Music Industry

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Private equity is cannibalizing the music industry by buying up old hits and pushing them back into our cultural consciousness.

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Capstone’s John Dearing Shares Thoughts as Part of Strategic Growth White Paper

Successful Acquisitions

Capstone’s John Dearing Shares Thoughts as Part of Strategic Growth White Paper Capstone Partner John Dearing provided expertise and insight for a recent white paper published by America’s Credit Unions’ CEO Council. Leveling Up: Leadership Through Asset Size Growth examined ways to potentially increase credit union asset size through both organic and inorganic growth.

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Delaware Supreme Court Settles Forfeiture-for-Competition Question, Adopts Employee Choice Doctrine - Seventh Circuit Asks, ‘Are You Sure?’

JD Supra: Mergers

Less than two months after the Delaware Supreme Court provided the employers, investment partners and other business leaders that trust in the stability of Delaware law to protect their critical business interests with the comfort of knowing that their forfeiture-for-competition agreements (i.e., non-competes supported by post-employment equity) would remain enforceable, the Seventh Circuit has asked the Delaware Supreme Court for clarification on the scope of its decision.

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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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OptimX Markets names new head of institutional sales

The TRADE

US-based block trading start up OptimX has selected a former Virtu buy-side sales specialist to become its new head of institutional sales, The TRADE can reveal. Michelle Butler joins OptimX to head up its buy-side business after most recently serving at Virtu for 19 years, managing sales for its POSIT Alert business. Prior to joining Virtu, she spent six years as head of sales and coverage at E-Crossnet – one of Europe’s first peer to peer crossing networks.

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TikTok debate reveals the risks for investing in China during U.S. election year

CNBC: Investing

The debate over whether a Chinese-owned TikTok can operate in the U.S. is back, revealing more about the risk for Chinese stocks in a U.S. election year.

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Investors press Goldman, again, to disclose more pay-gap data

American Banker - Investment Banking

For the second straight year, Goldman Sachs shareholders have filed a proposal calling for more details on racial and gender pay gaps. The request comes as the investment banking giant faces scrutiny over its lack of high-ranking women leaders.

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Oil & Gas Valuation: 5 Questions to Ask When Stock Is Used As Consideration

JD Supra: Mergers

Over the last several years, an acquiring company’s stock has become a more commonly used currency in upstream oil & gas merger and acquisition transactions. This trend can be attributed to its benefits, such as providing flexibility and potential upside for both the acquiring and….

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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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Aquis sees double digit growth on the back of data and technology boom

The TRADE

Aquis has seen another year of strong growth thanks to rising revenues in its data and technology businesses. Data and technology saw 24% and 22% growth to £3.7 million and £6.3 million respectively, pushing Aquis’ net revenues for the year up 13% to £22.7 million. The exchanges markets business also saw 7% growth to £10.9 million for the year. “This makes it all the more noteworthy that Aquis was able to deliver growth across all its divisions, with significant progress made on a number of str

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General Electric's final spinoff is days away. It's not too late to profit from the move

CNBC: Investing

GE stock has outperformed the market over the past year as investors bet that the company's break-up will unlock value. Why it's not too late to jump in.

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Unilever to Spin Off Ben & Jerry’s and Cut 7,500 Jobs

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The consumer goods giant said the moves would make for a “simpler, more focused company” as consumers trade down to cheaper brands amid high inflation.

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