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How DOJ's Safe Harbor Policy Rewards Honesty Within M&A Deals

JD Supra: Mergers

Be you a merger and acquisition attorney, corporate compliance officer, or counsel to an acquiring entity or target entity, you should review the Department of Justice’s new Merger and Acquisition Safe Harbor Policy (“Policy”) to enhance your law firm’s diligence process, to educate your company’s compliance personnel, and/or to incorporate procedures to report criminal conduct in your company’s operation standards.

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Was HPE’s $14B Juniper acquisition a wise move?

TechCrunch: M&A

As you’ll see, the companies think the numbers look pretty good, and they really do match up well (so long as HPE doesn’t mess it up). © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Your Cohesive Team Can Move Together

H. Friedman Search

Man has been and always will be a social animal. We like to be around people. The recluse of society is shunned, but the social ones are enamored. As 2024 has started, individual bond counsels and public finance bankers don’t want to make a move themselves. However, they would readily engage if they had a cohesive team move together. This is definitely a trend that I have seen increasing since we are at the tail end of the COVID experience.

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The Baltimore Sun’s New Owner Has the Newsroom on Edge

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The news that David D. Smith, the executive chairman of the conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group, had bought The Sun has generated alarm inside and outside the newsroom.

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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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Governance Insights: 10 Trends that GCs and Boards Need to Know

JD Supra: Mergers

The latest edition of Davies’ Governance Insights is now available. In this issue, we explore 10 important trends that will help general counsel and boards navigate the year ahead. In order to help you with your strategic and compliance planning, we discuss issues including the re-emergence of shareholder activism, the continuing advance of artificial intelligence (AI), environmental disclosure obligations for public companies, new mandatory tax reporting rules and recent court decisions.

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KV Capital acquires UTV Canada to merge with MSD

PE Hub

UTV Canada is a Leduc, Alberta-based distributor and retailer of all-terrain vehicles and utility task vehicles parts and accessories. The post KV Capital acquires UTV Canada to merge with MSD appeared first on PE Hub.

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Macy’s Rejects Takeover Bid, but Remains ‘Open to Opportunities’

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The retailer, which has struggled to increase its sales as shoppers cut back, acknowledged that it had received an unsolicited buyout offer, which it said ‘lacks compelling value.

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The year in review – a close look at China’s merger control since the amendment of the Anti-Monopoly Law

JD Supra: Mergers

Looking back on the year 2023, this alert aims to give an update on the state of play in Chinese merger control. In particular, it looks at how merger control has evolved since China’s main antitrust statute – the Anti-Monopoly Law – was amended for the first time in summer 2022. We will look at the string of important decisions by China’s antitrust regulator adopted over the past few months, as well as new or planned AML implementing rules in the merger control field.

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Stock market hits new high after 2 years, overcoming a nasty inflation period and surging rates

CNBC: Investing

When the S&P was at roughly today's level two years ago, little did investors know it was walking into the nastiest inflation episode in 50 years.

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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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Westcap Management makes investment in Timber-Tech

PE Hub

Timber-Tech is a Lethbridge, Alberta-based provider of engineered truss systems and wood products. The post Westcap Management makes investment in Timber-Tech appeared first on PE Hub.

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Is Cryptocurrency Like Stocks and Bonds? Courts Move Closer to an Answer.

The New York Times: Banking

Federal judges are weighing whether digital currencies should be subject to the same rules as stocks and bonds. The outcome could shape crypto’s future in the U.S.

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It’s That Time of Year: Announcement of the New Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Filing Thresholds

JD Supra: Mergers

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR”) requires that transactions over a certain value be reported at least 30 days prior to closing to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ,” collectively, the “Agencies”). The FTC adjusts the HSR reporting thresholds annually based on the change in gross national product.

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Analyst Dan Ives blasts Tesla, calls earnings a 'train wreck' and cuts price target

CNBC: Investing

The analyst told clients that Tesla's botched earnings call has shaken Wedbush's near-term confidence in the company's story.

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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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BridgeBio Pharma inks $1.25bn

PE Hub

The financing was provided by Blue Owl Capital and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, through its subsidiary CPPIB Credit Investments. The post BridgeBio Pharma inks $1.25bn appeared first on PE Hub.

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The Growth Equity Case Study: Real-Life Example and Tutorial

Mergers and Inquisitions

Let’s start with the elephant in the room: yes, we’ve covered the growth equity case study before, but I’m doing it again because I don’t think the previous examples were great. They over-complicated the financial model (e.g., minutiae about issues like OID for debt issuances ) and did not accurately represent a 1- or 2-hour case study. So, you can think of this example and tutorial as “Growth Equity Case Study: The Final Form.

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FTC Announces Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Thresholds and Filing Fees for 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 22, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the 2024 threshold for applying the size-of-parties test of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act will increase from $111.4 million to $119.5 million. Deals that exceed this $119.5 million threshold may need to be reported to the FTC and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) depending on the size of the parties to the transaction as measured by the volume of their sales or the value of their assets.

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Retail investors are worried bitcoin will plunge below $20,000 this year, Deutsche Bank survey says

CNBC: Investing

Crypto skeptics aren't changing their tune just because they can now gain bitcoin exposure through an ETF, according to a Deutsche Bank survey.

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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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Fengate Private Equity snaps up Saco Foods from Benford Capital

PE Hub

Fengate is partnering in the deal with Weathervane Investment Corp and is managing the investment on behalf of the LiUNA Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada. The post Fengate Private Equity snaps up Saco Foods from Benford Capital appeared first on PE Hub.

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Boeing’s Problems Started Long Before the Alaska Airlines Mishap

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The aircraft company is paying the price for a shift in its corporate culture made decades ago.

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HSR Act Threshold Update

JD Supra: Mergers

On January 22, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act).

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Ark Invest’s Cathie Wood adds more than $32 million worth of Tesla shares amid 12% sell-off

CNBC: Investing

Ark Invest piled into Tesla shares Thursday as the EV company sold off drastically after weak earnings and a slowdown warning.

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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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Warburg Pincus to sell child care management software firm Procare to Roper Technologies for $1.86bn

PE Hub

TA Associates has also sold its minority interest in Procare as part of the transaction. The post Warburg Pincus to sell child care management software firm Procare to Roper Technologies for $1.86bn appeared first on PE Hub.

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GTN appoints new equity sales trader

The TRADE

Omar Darwish has joined fintech pioneer GTN as equity sales trader following a three-and-a-half-year stint at Arqaam Capital. His appointment comes as GTN continues its expansion efforts to build a comprehensive electronic trading and investment platform. Prior to his appointment as equity sales trader at Arqaam Capital in 2020, Darwish was director at Beltone Financial and before that worked as VP sales trader at Renaissance Capital.

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FTC Updates HSR and Clayton Act Thresholds; Increases Civil Penalties for Violations

JD Supra: Mergers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds. The HSR Act requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds, to file notification with the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and to wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions.

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Berkshire Hathaway is trading at record highs, and UBS thinks it can rise another 15%

CNBC: Investing

Berkshire shares just reached to an all-time high, and one analyst thinks the conglomerate's stock is still attractively priced and sees double digit upside.

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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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Heartwood-backed NativeSeed Group snaps up Star Seed

PE Hub

Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, NativeSeed is a provider of native seeds and erosion control products. The post Heartwood-backed NativeSeed Group snaps up Star Seed appeared first on PE Hub.

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Cisco U. Wins Silver at Prestigious Awards

Cisco: M&A

When Cisco U. was released for general availability last year, we quickly realized we had developed an experience that was built around the user. But more than that, Cisco U.

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FTC Increases the HSR Reporting Thresholds, Filing Fees and Thresholds, and Maximum Civil Penalties for 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has now announced the adjusted Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) thresholds, filing fees and thresholds, and civil monetary penalties for the new year. The HSR Act requires parties to certain mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, consolidations, and other transactions to file premerger notification and report forms with the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the U.S.