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Rescheduling Marijuana FAQs: Cannabis-Related Investments

JD Supra: Mergers

On May 21, 2024, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) filed the Proposed Rule to move marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to Schedule III of the CSA. In light of the rescheduling marijuana news, industry insiders anticipate a significant increase in cannabis-related investments and acquisition activity. While this anticipated increase in activity is exciting, it is no secret that those who have already invested capital into the cannabis industry have learned some hard.

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Redpanda acquires Benthos to expand its end-to-end streaming data platform

TechCrunch: M&A

Redpanda has already integrated Benthos into its own service and has made it the core technology of its new Redpanda Connect service. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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David Lynch: Building and Selling a Successful 8-Figure Healthcare Business

How2Exit

b' E216: David Lynch: Building and Selling a Successful 8-Figure Healthcare Business - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn David Lynch is an entrepreneur from the UK who started a business in the healthcare sector. He began his journey by selling mobility and disability products from his spare room. Over the course of 11 years, he grew the business to achieve eight-figure revenue and successfully sold it to a private equity-backed buyer.

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Chancery Addresses Tension Between Fiduciary & Contractual Duties

Deal Lawyers

One of the most challenging aspects of Delaware’s corporate law jurisprudence over the past 40 years has involved efforts to reconcile the contractual obligations that a target board may commit itself to in connection with a sale transaction and its fiduciary duties to target company stockholders.

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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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AI-Specific Representations in Tech M&A

JD Supra: Mergers

Navigating the acquisition of any company which makes substantial use of artificial intelligence (AI) requires a nuanced understanding of both its technological intricacies and legal complexities. As the landscape of AI continues to evolve rapidly, we expect to encounter myriad representations and warranties aimed at specific issues in intellectual property rights, data rights, and regulatory compliance relating to AI.

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Chobani Yogurt Founder Buys Anchor Brewing Company

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Hamdi Ulukaya called the craft brewer, said to be the country’s oldest, a “grand jewel.” Anchor’s former owner, Sapporo, put it into liquidation last year, citing the effects of the pandemic.

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Stockholders Agreements: Another One Bites the Dust in Chancery Court

Deal Lawyers

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – a founding stockholder enters into a stockholders agreement containing governance provisions that allow him to veto a laundry list of corporate actions that the board could otherwise take. A stockholder plaintiff objects to those provisions and files a lawsuit in Chancery Court seeking to invalidate them.

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FTC and DOJ Seek Public Help Identifying “Serial Acquisition Strategy” Targets

JD Supra: Mergers

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced on Thursday, May 23, that they are expanding their search for businesses using “roll up” strategies to consolidate competitors and reduce competition across the U.S. economy. Previously, the agencies had primarily focused their efforts on the healthcare industry, but this latest joint Request for Information invites members of the public to submit “examples” of companies using a “serial

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Filing shows Salesforce paid $419M to buy Spiff in February

TechCrunch: M&A

Salespeople live and die by commissions. It's no surprise, then, that Salesforce paid a premium to buy a platform that simplifies managing commissions. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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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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Business-First Hong Kong Now Comes With a Catch: Beijing Politics

The New York Times: Banking

The city, promised some autonomy by China, is trying to move on from a security law imposed by Beijing. Companies are learning that’s not always possible.

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Proposed Delaware Amendments: Vice Chancellor Laster Weighs-in on LinkedIn

Deal Lawyers

If you’re interested in the ongoing debate over the proposed 2024 amendments to the DGCL, there’s one voice I think you’ll want to be sure not to miss – Vice Chancellor Travis Laster. Over on his LinkedIn page, the Vice Chancellor has authored posts raising important questions about the language of the proposed amendments.

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UK CMA Provides First Insights into the Application of UK Merger Control Rules to AI Partnerships

JD Supra: Mergers

The UK Competition & Markets Authority (“CMA”) has published the first in a series of anticipated merger control decisions in the artificial intelligence (“AI”) space, providing insight on its approach to the application of UK merger control rules to AI partnerships. On 17 May 2024, the CMA published a decision announcing that a partnership between Microsoft and Mistral AI ("Mistral”), intended to assist Mistral in developing and deploying AI foundation models (“FMs”), did not qualify for.

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Med tech stock Semler Scientific takes bitcoin play from MicroStrategy's book, surges 30%

CNBC: Investing

Semler Scientific saw its shares surge Tuesday after it said it has adopted bitcoin as its primary treasury reserve asset.

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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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Revolutionizing Education in South Australia: Strong Networks, Strong Learning

Cisco: M&A

The South Australian Department for Education collaborates with Cisco Meraki to transform education statewide by implementing robust network solutions that enhance learning opportunities, especially in remote areas.

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Deal Lawyers Download Podcast: SRS Acquiom Annual M&A Deal Terms Study

Deal Lawyers

In our latest Deal Lawyers Download Podcast, SRS Acquiom’s Kip Wallen joined me to discuss his firm’s 2024 M&A Deal Terms Study.

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Bank of England Highlights Concerns With Private Equity Financing

JD Supra: Mergers

The Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) recently delivered a series of speeches1 raising their concerns about the evolution of private equity financing and the banking sector’s exposure to the private equity industry. On 23 April, the PRA released a Dear Chief Risk Officer letter outlining the findings of the PRA’s thematic review into private equity financing activities (the CRO Letter and, together with the FPC Speech and the PRA.

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Chinese companies are looking overseas for growth. Morgan Stanley says this is the stock to play the trend

CNBC: Investing

A U.S.-listed Chinese company that makes most of its money overseas could soar more than 75%, according to Morgan Stanley's newly updated forecasts.

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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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Regulation and fragmentation’s influence on the current liquidity landscape

The TRADE

The constantly shifting liquidity landscape is characterised by the availability and ease with which assets can be bought and sold without significant changes in price. Particularly in Europe, we are witnessing shifts in this dynamic, as well as increasingly fragmented liquidity within the region. This landscape has experienced notable evolutions in recent years due to advancements in technology, increased market participation, and regulatory changes.

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EE. UU. promueve la apertura de bancos a las empresas de Cuba

The New York Times: Banking

Las nuevas normas permitirán a los empresarios cubanos abrir cuentas bancarias en Estados Unidos, lo que facilitará su crecimiento y animará a otros cubanos a crear empresas.

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Preparing for the Future of Health Care Antitrust Scrutiny

JD Supra: Mergers

Now, more than ever, health care organizations are facing complex antitrust issues as their mergers/acquisitions, hiring, contracting, and private funding are being scrutinized by the federal and state governments. Proper planning for any competitive initiative, including day-to-day decisions, is essential to avoid potential antitrust risks.

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Nvidia has one customer accounting for a fifth of revenue, and UBS has a guess on who it is

CNBC: Investing

Nvidia, the red-hot chipmaker that sells advanced processors to enable artificial intelligence technology, may have a customer bigger than anyone else.

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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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Make Your Buildings Smarter with Cisco Spaces Cloud

Cisco: M&A

See how Cisco Spaces lets your existing network infrastructure become a sensor that allows you to extract network data to make your buildings smarter.

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The Fed’s Preferred Inflation Measure Remained Flat in April

The New York Times: Banking

Year-over-year inflation hovered at 2.7%. The Federal Reserve has been waiting for firmer evidence that rapid price increases are behind it.

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Private Equity Roll-Ups: Court Dismisses Welsh Carson from Roll-Up Litigation

JD Supra: Mergers

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) push against private equity roll-ups has hit a snag. On May 14, 2024, US District Judge Kenneth Hoyt of the Southern District of Texas granted a motion to dismiss filed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (Welsh Carson), while denying the motion to dismiss filed by co-defendant US Anesthesia Partners (USAP). Judge Hoyt found that the FTC had not adequately alleged that Welsh Carson “is violating” or “is about to violate” antitrust laws, as required under.

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This power management stock that has doubled over the past year could win big from AI-fueled energy demands

CNBC: Investing

The growing need to feed power-hungry artificial intelligence models could benefit this under-the-radar power management stock, according to Wall Street.

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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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For the Love of Learning: We’re Here for You at Cisco Live 2024 Las Vegas!

Cisco: M&A

As thousands make their way to Las Vegas for Cisco Live 2024, go beyond the love of learning and discover a unified, holistic learning experience in the all-new Up-Skill Hub, where you'll find the Learning & Certifications booth and the DevNet Zone under one roof.

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Gas Explosion Rips Facade Off Ohio Building, Injuring at Least 7

The New York Times: Banking

One person was in critical condition at a hospital after the midafternoon episode in Youngstown.

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Shifting the Burden: Proposed Changes to Merger Reviews in Canada

JD Supra: Mergers

Canadian businesses may soon face tougher standards in merger review if amendments being considered by the government to include “structural presumptions” and more onerous remedy standards in merger reviews are passed into law.

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