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What the U.S. Department of Justice’s new M&A safe harbor policy means for PE firms

JD Supra: Mergers

On October 5, 2023, Deputy Attorney General, Lisa Monaco, announced a new safe harbor policy for voluntary self-disclosures made in the mergers and acquisitions context. The safe harbor policy will apply Department-wide and so will apply to antitrust, corruption, fraud, money laundering, sanctions evasion, or any other type of potentially criminal conduct.

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SentinelOne acquires Peak XV-backed PingSafe for over $100 million

TechCrunch: M&A

SentinelOne’s deal to acquire PingSafe valued the Peak XV-backed young startup at over $100 million, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch, in one of the strongest and fastest deals emerging from India. The New York Stock Exchange-listed AI security firm disclosed the cash and stock deal last week, but didn’t reveal the financial […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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It’s Only A Shifting Of Seats – Again!

H. Friedman Search

Welcome to 2024! I trust this will be another great year for all of us. I am wishing you a very healthy and prosperous New Year. If you’re old enough to remember Chicken Little , he was the character who said, “The Sky is falling down, the sky is falling down.” Well, that’s what many people think regarding the world of public finance; however, I am here to share that this is not the case.

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Democrats Question Semiconductor Program’s Ties to Wall St.

The New York Times: Banking

Two progressive lawmakers warned the Biden administration against creating a revolving door between industry and government as it prepares to hand out $39 billion in grants.

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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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Day 2 Notes from the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

JD Supra: Mergers

Sustainability of our healthcare system was an interesting topic at Day 2 of the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Paul Markovich, CEO of Blue Shield of California, expressed the concern that “[T]he status quo is an existential threat to our healthcare system.” Markovich is worried that the healthcare system is losing the public’s trust – which will make it harder to effectively fix our system – while also not delivering the quality of care and accessibility needed by our.

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People may eat more calories after stopping weight loss drugs, according to Deutsche Bank survey

CNBC: Investing

Ozempic and Wegovy have been cheered for helping people shed unwanted pounds, but the findings of a recent poll underscore the challenges patients face.

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U.S. Steel Acquisition Proposal Tests Biden’s Industrial Policy

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The president is under pressure from Democrats and Republicans to block the sale to Japan’s Nippon Steel, which could upset a key foreign ally.

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2024 Healthcare Private Equity Outlook & Trends

JD Supra: Mergers

W ith various headwinds resulting in down volume in 2023, buyers and sellers alike find themselves asking whether 2024 will see a rebound in deal activity. As we begin 2024, we have highlighted the issues and trends that private equity (PE) investors should consider when evaluating transactions in the healthcare sector. 1. Healthcare Continuation Funds: Strategic Considerations - With a sluggish 2023 for platform exits, an increasing number of PE funds looked to continuation funds to offer.

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Micromobility startups Tier and Dott plan to merge to find a path to profitability

TechCrunch: M&A

After years of exploding growth and massive funding rounds, it’s time for consolidation in the micromobility industry. Tier and Dott, two leading European companies in the space, have announced that they plan to merge. The transaction is expected to close within two months of today’s news. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as many free-floating […] © 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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This stalled tech juggernaut is starting to break out again, according to the charts

CNBC: Investing

Only just on Monday did NVDA finally break free from the technical range that held the stock captive below the undoubtedly psychologically important $500 resistance level.

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Technology making up almost a quarter of banks’ overall expenditure as compliance demands mount, finds report

The TRADE

The largest investment banks globally have continually increased investment in technology over the last few years, with technology now accounting for 20% of these banks’ overall expenditure, a Coalition Greenwich report has found. The ‘corporate and investment banking: spending priorities’ report from Coalition Greenwich assessed the performance of the 12 largest corporate and investment banks (by revenue) globally since 2018, which comprised banks including: Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, JP M

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[Audio] Staying on Track and Giving Back with Bill Spruill

JD Supra: Mergers

Ever wondered what it takes to navigate the dynamic landscape of technology ecosystems? How about fostering a workplace revolution or leaving an indelible mark on the entrepreneurial scene? Well, today's guest, Bill Spruil, has the answers. Welcome into the mind of a true entrepreneurial icon who sold a company for hundreds of millions and orchestrated a windfall that created 25 new millionaires in the Triangle area.

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Harness acquires Armory

TechCrunch: M&A

Software delivery platform Harness today announced that it has acquired the assets of Armory, a continuous deployment startup built on top of the open source Spinnaker project. As Harness CEO and founder Jyoti Bansal told me, the acquisition price was about $7 million in cash. In total, Armory had raised more than $82 million, including […] © 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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How ValueAct may bring an amicable approach to help boost margins at this Japanese medical device company

CNBC: Investing

ValueAct Capital has a stake in Nihon Kohden. The firm's approach with Olympus and JSR may give an indication of how ValueAct will move forward from here.

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Crédit Agricole head of eFX spot trading departs for Nomura’s Laser Digital

The TRADE

Zakria Hussain has left Crédit Agricole, where she was most recently global head of eFX spot trading, to join Nomura Group’s digital assets subsidiary Laser Digital as head of OTC trading. She has also previously served as executive director, eFX algorithmic analyst at Crédit Agricole. Read more: Nomura’s Laser Digital invests in ClearToken to enhance institutional engagement with digital assets Prior to that, Hussain spent three and a half years at Standard Chartered Bank, having served as a

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First Major Overhaul of HSR Act Will Greatly Increase Time and Resources Required to Complete HSR Filing

JD Supra: Mergers

In June 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in conjunction with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the premerger notification form and instructions, as well as the premerger notification rules that implement the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act or the Act).

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Leveraging a digital twin with machine learning to revitalize bridges

Cisco: M&A

As you drive across a bridge you might think of the impact it’s having on your commute, but have you ever considered the impact you’re having on the bridge itself?

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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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Health-care stocks are back in favor and these 3 names could lead the rally, according to the charts

CNBC: Investing

Here are three stocks in the health-care sector that could provide further upside potential based on their improving technical characteristics.

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FactSet FX trading platform to integrate LoopFX

The TRADE

Digital platform FactSet is set to integrate LoopFX into its foreign exchange execution management system (EMS) platform – Portware, with go-live set for H1 2024. Blair Hawthorne The Portware platform, utilised globally by buy-side traders, is an advanced, multi-asset EMS providing access to diverse market participants and liquidity destinations. Specifically, LoopFX’s ‘peer-to-bank’ matching engine technology is set to be embedded into Portware to allow FactSet clients to access the offerin

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Corporate Transparency Act Risks for Startups and Venture-Backed Companies

JD Supra: Mergers

Starting January 1, 2024, virtually all private companies will be required to report information about their beneficial owners to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network “FinCEN”) under the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”). But the CTA presents unique analytical and reporting challenges for startups and venture backed companies because of the special economic and governance rights negotiated with investors in early stage and venture funding rounds.

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Vortus-backed Nickel Road to divest DJ Basin assets to Prairie

PE Hub

Based in Denver, Colorado, Nickel Road is focused on acquiring, leasing, and developing oil and natural gas assets in the Wattenberg Field. The post Vortus-backed Nickel Road to divest DJ Basin assets to Prairie appeared first on PE Hub.

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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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Wells Fargo is bullish on residential solar with these stocks primed to rebound

CNBC: Investing

Analyst Michael Blum is more bullish on the residential than utility-scale solar with the former poised to benefit more from the Federal Reserve cutting rates.

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Liquidnet promotes from within for head of international client trading EMEA

The TRADE

Liquidnet has appointed Lara Jacobs as head of international client trading EMEA, The TRADE can reveal. Jacobs has spent the last five years at Liquidnet, most recently serving as an equity trader – a role she held for the last three and a half years. Prior to that, she operated as a market structure and strategy analyst for a year and a half. Elsewhere in her career, Jacobs served as a summer intern at Liquidnet in 2018, before eventually joining the firm in a full-time role in 2019.

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Welcome to 2024: CWT’s European Fund Finance Market Insights January 2024 - Cayman Moves Closer to a List-Free Summer!

JD Supra: Mergers

The Cayman Islands recently received an early Holiday gift when the EU Commission published a regulation in mid-December paving the way to remove Cayman from its list of ‘high-risk’ countries for AML/CFT purposes. The regulation is not yet in force as it goes through a period of scrutiny but will become effective 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Using the Knowledge Store on Cisco Observability Platform

Cisco: M&A

Build custom observability solutions Cisco Observability Platform (COP) enables developers to build custom observability solutions to gain valuable insights across their technology and business… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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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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How to profit from a 2024 comeback for these 2 bank stocks in a trade with limited risk

CNBC: Investing

Since bottoming in late October 2023, the "money center" banks reporting this week have outperformed the S&P 500 by an average of nearly 15%. Can this outperformance continue?

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Italian asset management company Anima Alternative SGR adopts Kepler Cheuvreux’s new analytics suite

The TRADE

Anima Alternative SGR has gone live with KCx’s new suite of intra-day stock-specific dynamic forecasts and analytics, via FlexTRADER EMS. Athina Trika Speaking to The TRADE, Athina Trika, CFA, execution sales at Kepler Cheuvreux, explained: “KCx’s Analytical Suite is a significant step toward increased transparency, opening up a broad prospect of opportunities for flexible and agile data sharing.

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Pushing a Balloon Into or Against the Jet Stream? Key Takeaways from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

JD Supra: Mergers

The 42nd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference started with clear skies and overall optimism from investors. But with Jamie Dimon’s prediction of a recession in 2024 on Tuesday morning, the climate shifted to an on-again, off-again rain.