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WordPress.com owner Automattic acquires multiservice messaging app Beeper for $125M

TechCrunch: M&A

The deal, which was for $125 million according to sources close to the matter, is Automattic's second acquisition of a cross-platform messaging solution. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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FDIC Looks to Ban Non-Competes in Bank Mergers

JD Supra: Mergers

The ever-growing pool of Washington alphabet soup agencies targeting the use of employee non-competes has expanded and now includes — along with the FTC and NLRB – the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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Tick Tock Goes The Public Finance Firms Hiring Clock

H. Friedman Search

Hopefully, today’s blog can reassure candidates who are waiting for some action from the hiring managers. There seems to be a common pattern among public finance firms, whether they be investment banks, regional banks, boutiques, or large and small law firms. What’s the pattern? The common thread is no one is hiring quickly. Firms that were hiring faster last year are definitely hiring much slower this year.

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M&A for Entrepreneurs: Leverage Acquisitions to Scale Your Business Faster with Dominic Wells

How2Exit

b' E202: M&A for Entrepreneurs: Leverage Acquisitions to Scale Your Business Faster with Dominic Wells - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Dominic Wells is an accomplished entrepreneur and the CEO of Onfolio, a publicly traded company specializing in the acquisition of online businesses. Located in Taipei City, Taiwan since 2008, Wells started his journey as an English teacher before venturing into the digital business space.

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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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eBay enters trading card commercial agreement with Collectors, acquires Goldin

TechCrunch: M&A

As eBay continues to invest in the trading card space, the e-commerce company announced Wednesday three significant commercial transactions with Collectors, the parent company of PSA (Professional Sports Authenticator), the third-party authentication and grading provider in the collectibles industry. The transactions include a trading card commercial agreement that aims to provide trading enthusiasts a seamless […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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NYSE Proposes Favorable Change for SPACs

Deal Lawyers

Here’s something that Meredith posted last week on TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog: Yesterday, the SEC posted this notice & request for comment for a proposed NYSE rule change that would amend Section 102.

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AI Is Poised to Replace the Entry-Level Grunt Work of a Wall Street Career

The New York Times: Banking

Artificial intelligence tools can replace much of Wall Street’s entry-level white-collar work, raising tough questions about the future of finance.

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API startup Noname Security nears $500M deal to sell itself to Akamai

TechCrunch: M&A

Akamai Technologies is in advanced acquisition talks with Noname Security, an API cybersecurity startup, according to a people person familiar with the deal. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Unlocking Digital Infrastructure: European Market Drivers and Trends

JD Supra: Mergers

M&A activity in the digital infrastructure sector has been growing year-on-year in Europe, with deal counts and cumulative deal values highlighting the resilience of this asset class. 2024 is likely set to hit a new peak of transaction activities in volume and value of transactions, since at the end of 2023, the deal activity in the region already looked similar to the full-year 2021.

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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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Deal Lawyers Download Podcast: The SEC’s New SPAC Rules

Deal Lawyers

In our latest Deal Lawyers Download Podcast, Michael Heinz, co-head of Sidley’s SPAC practice, joined me to discuss the SEC’s new SPAC rules.

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Vietnamese Real Estate Tycoon Sentenced to Death in $12 Billion Fraud Case

The New York Times: Banking

Truong My Lan received the death penalty as Vietnam’s Communist Party cracks down on corruption in the fast-growing Southeast Asian economic hub.

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JPMorgan says U.S. 'not out of the woods' on inflation, stay overweight commodities

CNBC: Investing

The investment bank expects the Federal Reserve to start cutting interest rates in July, though still sees 75 basis points of cuts through year end.

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Delaware Double Whammy Casts Doubt on M&A Practices

JD Supra: Mergers

Delaware courts recently issued important decisions that impact M&A dealmakers and lawyers. In this post, we dive into two cases that serve as a reminder that Delaware grounds review of corporate actions in statutory requirements and not market practice, no matter how prevalent. In response, legislation to resolve the ambiguity created by these decisions has been approved by the influential Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and is expected to be.

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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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Chess Gaja checkmating distance barriers with Razorpay International Payments

Razorpay

32 pieces, 64 squares, white and black hues, weak and strong, rules and strategy- and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Chess has more to offer than being ‘just a game’. It draws parallels with life by teaching us about the importance of planning, strategy, resilience, self-reflection, and continuous improvement. It also drives home the point that no matter where you are in life, you still have the possibility of tasting success, like a pawn that could be promoted to a queen!

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Banks Made Big Climate Promises. A New Study Doubts They Work.

The New York Times: Banking

Using European Central Bank lending data, researchers said there was not evidence that voluntary commitments were effective in reducing emissions.

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Cathie Wood takes a stake in OpenAI, saying it's at the forefront of a 'Cambrian explosion' in AI

CNBC: Investing

In a Thursday email to clients, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based asset manager said her ARK Venture Fund has invested in OpenAI as of Wednesday.

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National Security Division Announces New Self-Disclosure Policy in M&A Transactions

JD Supra: Mergers

The National Security Division (NSD) of the Department of Justice announced a new self-disclosure policy on March 7, 2024 (M&A Policy) that impacts corporations, private equity firms, and venture capital firms and their merger and acquisition activities.

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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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Lavish Entertainment, Inc. Expands Presence in Event Production Industry Through the Acquisition of ABI Create

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

LAS VEGAS, April 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via IBN -- Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. (OTC PINK: GTVH) (“GTV” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Lavish Entertainment (or “Lavish”), a wholly owned subsidiary of GTV, has completed a full acquisition of ABI Create (or “ABI”), a premier event management and production firm. Founded in 2015 by Marco Antonio Moreno (recently appointed as the new President and COO of Lavish Entertainment), ABI Create has delivered high-quality productions

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Stocks Suffer Sharpest Weekly Decline of 2024

The New York Times: Banking

Investors had been put on edge by a stronger-than-expected inflation report earlier in the week. Rising tension in the Middle East heading into the weekend gave them another reason to retreat.

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Shares of the Temu-parent PDD are cheap, but could be risky. A way to play it using options

CNBC: Investing

Online retailer sensation Temu, owned by PDD Holdings, competes with Amazon and Walmart on price and FedEx's recent earnings confirm that this strategy is starting to pay dividends.

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FDIC Updates Bank Merger Guidance to Include Non-Compete Ban

JD Supra: Mergers

On March 21, 2024, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) approved a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on its proposal to revise its current Statement of Policy on Bank Merger Transactions. Among the proposed revisions, the agency’s proposal will prohibit non-compete agreements in bank mergers in which the selling bank is required to divest all or a portion of its business lines or branches.

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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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Cisco and Nutanix: A 360-Degree Partnership Where 1 + 1 = 3

Cisco: M&A

Cisco enters strategic partnerships like the one with Nutanix in order to leverage our strengths in data center infrastructure with the complementary strengths of industry leaders.

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Flooding spreads in Russia, putting thousands more at risk

Global Banking & Finance

Flooding spreads in Russia, putting thousands more at risk ORSK, Russia (Reuters) -Flood sirens blared out in two Russian cities on Tuesday, warning thousands more people to evacuate immediately as two major rivers swelled to bursting point in some of the worst flooding in at least 70 years.

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These are the best stocks to play the 'explosive' up move in copper, according to Strategas

CNBC: Investing

Gold, cocoa and bitcoin may have stolen the spotlight in recent weeks, but Strategas says it's time to pay attention to another asset: copper.

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Singapore Passes Significant Investments Review Bill in Relation to Transactions Involving National Security Assets

JD Supra: Mergers

In recent years, the world has witnessed heightened sensitivity surrounding foreign investments, leading to increased regulatory scrutiny of foreign direct investments ("FDI") on the basis of national security concerns. The investment outlook for Singapore in 2024, appears to have begun on a similar footing.

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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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Full-stack application and data security with business risk observability

Cisco: M&A

Cisco Full-Stack Observability brings application observability together with security intelligence and risk assessment for comprehensive business-focused oversight Businesses in all sectors and… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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The GMGI Acquisition of Meridianbet Receives High Praise from IPO Edge

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

GMGI and MeridianBet merger praised by IPO Edge, poised to reshape global gaming with innovation and strategic growth.

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A buying opportunity in uranium stocks has emerged as volatility in the space increases, charts show

CNBC: Investing

We think the recent volatility in uranium stocks presents an opportunity to take advantage of their cyclical uptrend.

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