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U.S. Steel-Nippon Steel Merger: A Potent Catalyst for U.S.-Japan Relations and Technological Advancement

JD Supra: Mergers

As the proposed $14.9 billion acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel garners global attention, its implications extend far beyond mere corporate gains. This merger symbolizes a strengthening of the crucial U.S.-Japan economic and strategic partnership, promising significant investment in American infrastructure, workforce development, and industrial innovation.

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Uber to acquire Foodpanda’s Taiwan unit from Delivery Hero for $950M in cash 

TechCrunch: M&A

Uber Technologies announced Tuesday that it will buy the Taiwan unit of Delivery Hero’s Foodpanda for $950 million in cash. The deal is part of Uber Eats’ strategy to expand in Asia, specifically by strengthening its position in Taiwan. On the other hand, it also underscores Delivery Hero’s ongoing retreat from that same market: The sale […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Strategic Staffing: Nathan Hirsch's Key to Scaling Businesses through Effective Team Building

How2Exit

b' E211: Strategic Staffing: Nathan Hirsch's Key to Scaling Businesses through Effective Team Building - Watch Here rn rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Nathan Hirsch is an entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in online businesses and a talent for strategic growth and operations. Co-founder of FreeUp, a marketplace for pre-vetted freelancers which was scaled and successfully exited in 2019, Nathan has a knack for acquiring top-notch talent through optimized hiring processes.

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Antitrust: New Merger Guidelines Feature Prominently in Recent FTC Challenge

Deal Lawyers

Last month, the FTC filed an administrative complaint seeking to block Tapestry Inc.’s $8.5 billion proposed acquisition of Capri Holdings. This fight is all about purses, folks, because the FTC says that the deal would eliminate competition between Capri’s Coach & Kate Spade brands and Tapestry’s Michael Kors.

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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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Brussels Regulatory Brief: April 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

Antitrust and Competition - European Commission Charges Company with Providing Incorrect, Incomplete, and Misleading Information During a Merger Control Proceeding - On 19 March 2024, the European Commission (Commission) sent a Statement of Objections to a manufacturer and distributor of mineral fibre sandwich panels (Company) in which it took the preliminary view that the Company intentionally or negligently provided incorrect, incomplete, and misleading information during the Commission’s.

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'Big Short' trader Danny Moses is still betting against Tesla, says core business is 'falling apart'

CNBC: Investing

"Everything is kind of falling apart in their core business," Moses Ventures founder Danny Moses told CNBC's "Fast Money.

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Proposed 2024 DGCL Amendments: Revisions Pare Back Moelis Fix

Deal Lawyers

In March, the Delaware Bar proposed DGCL amendments designed to addresses the issues created by the Chancery Court’s Crispo, Moelis, and Activision Blizzard decisions. However, some of the proposed changes, particularly a proposed amendment to Section 122 of the DGCL, attracted a lot of criticism.

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Banking and Consumer Regulatory Digest - May 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

Bank for International Settlements. Credit risk management. On April 30, 2024, Bank of International Settlements issued updated guidance on counterparty credit risk management. The fresh guidance reaffirms the need for ongoing due diligence and the development of a comprehensive risk mitigation strategy to control counterparty credit risk.

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Ukraine Needs Money to Fight. Can Seized Russian Assets Help?

The New York Times: Banking

Kyiv’s supporters are discussing how to use the interest earned by frozen Russian assets to help pay for weapons and postwar reconstruction.

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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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‘Big Short’ investor Michael Burry piles into physical gold fund, making it his biggest bet

CNBC: Investing

Burry, who now manages hedge fund Scion Asset Management, bought more than 440,000 units of the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS).

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Spin-Offs: Updated IRS Guidance on Private Letter Rulings

Deal Lawyers

A recent memo from Gibson Dunn addresses updated guidelines obtaining private letter rulings from the IRS addressing spin-offs and related debt exchanges. Here’s the intro: The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and the Treasury Department (“Treasury”) have released Rev. Proc. 2024-24 (the “Rev. Proc.

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New DOJ Task Force Will Scrutinize Health Care Industry for Antitrust Issues

JD Supra: Mergers

A new federal antitrust task force will focus on investigations in health care markets, and, where warranted, civil and criminal enforcement, the Department of Justice announced.

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The Billionaire Frank McCourt Mounts Bid to Buy TikTok

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Mr. McCourt, a longtime critic of the way tech companies use data, sees acquiring TikTok as a chance to create an “alternative to the current internet.

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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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ValueAct reveals stake in Fanduel-parent Flutter Entertainment

CNBC: Investing

The filing comes after Flutter listed its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in January, and ahead of a move in its primary listing to the U.S. on May 31.

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Venture Capital: Information Rights

Deal Lawyers

Major investors in VC-backed financings customarily obtain contractual rights to receive access to financial and certain other information from the company. In some cases, these rights include the ability to appoint an observer to attend board meetings.

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Restrictive Covenants in the Sale of a Business: Converging U.S. and Canadian Approaches

JD Supra: Mergers

The treatment of restrictive covenants in Canada and the U.S. appears to be converging. The laws of both countries recognize an important distinction between non-competition agreements entered into in the context of employment (“employment non-competes”) and those entered into in the context of the sale of a business (“transactional non-competes”).

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Gov. Jim Justice Faces Heavy Business Debts as He Seeks Senate Seat

The New York Times: Banking

The Justice companies have long had a reputation for not paying their debts. But that may be catching up to them.

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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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In case you missed: More of Warren Buffett's insights from the latest Berkshire meeting

CNBC: Investing

Buffett commented on a host of different topics at Berkshire's annual meeting, including what to do with volatility and why cash is attractive.

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Reverse Mergers: Alternatives to a “Fallen Angel” Deal

Deal Lawyers

Last month, I blogged about reverse mergers and highlighted a WilmerHale memo discussing some of the reasons that a reverse merger might be an attractive alternative to an IPO for some companies.

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8th Annual European Fund Finance Symposium: The Latest From London May 2024 - FFA European Fund Finance Symposium Review – Key Themes

JD Supra: Mergers

Last week saw almost 1,140 registrants attend the FFA’s annual symposium at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. As ever, the event brought together a wide range of market participants from across the industry, providing a unique opportunity to network and learn more about the many exciting developments taking place in fund finance.

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BMLL data made available through Nasdaq Data Link

The TRADE

Nasdaq’s Nordic and Baltic equity offering, QuoteView, will be made available through Nasdaq Data Link this month, covering primary venues and MTFs in the region across equities, mutual funds and ETFs. The offering, which is powered by BMLL, provides T+1 consolidated best bid and offer (CBBO) data for Nordic and Baltic equity markets. The consolidated order book consists of all lit quotes across the primary venues and MTFs that trade Nordic and Baltic securities with the corresponding original p

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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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Bank of America says this solar stock is 'firing on all cylinders' and should rally nearly 40%

CNBC: Investing

Nextracker's management "is building a track record of outperforming its targets which should support a multiple expansion," according to Bank of America.

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In the Corporate World, Woke Is the Rage but Greed Is Still King

The New York Times: Banking

Three new books chronicle businesses where executive self-enrichment at the expense of workers — and sometimes the law — prevails.

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Latest Symptom of the Health Care Crackdown: DOJ Announces New Task Force Targeting Sector’s Anti-Competitive Conduct

JD Supra: Mergers

On May 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced it is “upping [its] game” on health care enforcement through the Task Force on Health Care Monopolies and Collusion (HCMC). The most recent in a series of DOJ task forces designed to target particular industries, the HCMC will broadly “guide the division’s enforcement strategy and policy approach in health care, including by facilitating policy advocacy, investigations and, where warranted, civil and criminal.

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Cisco and Nutanix: Taking Hyperconverged Infrastructure to the.NEXT Level

Cisco: M&A

Learn how Cisco and Nutanix deliver operational ease, adaptability, and robust infrastructure through complete simplicity, complete flexibility, and complete resiliency delivered in the Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix solution.

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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 Berkshire Hathaway reveals insurer Chubb as confidential stock it’s been buying

CNBC: Investing

His conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has acquired nearly 26 million shares of Chubb for a stake worth $6.7 billion.

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Fed Chair’s Confidence in Slowing Inflation Is ‘Not as High’ as Before

The New York Times: Banking

Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, said that the central bank was poised to leave interest rates on hold after surprisingly stubborn inflation.

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What Is a 341 Meeting, and Do I Need to Attend? - Creditor’s Rights Toolkit

JD Supra: Mergers

The purpose of the 341 Meeting is to examine the debtor’s financial position and to confirm facts stated by the debtor in the bankruptcy filing. While creditors are not required to attend the 341 Meeting, creditors have an opportunity to examine the debtor and ask questions related to the debtor’s financials and the bankruptcy case. The 341 Meeting can inform creditors of how claims might be treated and the debtor’s ultimate plan for their bankruptcy case.

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