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eDiscovery Under Economic Pressure: May 2024 HSR and BEA Data Analysis

JD Supra: Mergers

The landscape of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continues to evolve, influenced by economic shifts and regulatory frameworks. For eDiscovery professionals, staying abreast of these changes is essential for providing timely and effective support in legal and regulatory matters. The latest data from the Premerger Notification Office and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) provides crucial insights into the current M&A activity and economic conditions, underscoring the need for robust eDi

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Fabless AI chip makers Rebellions and Sapeon to merge as competition heats up in global AI hardware industry

TechCrunch: M&A

South Korea’s fabless AI chip industry saw a slew of fundraising events over the last couple of years as demand for hardware to power AI applications skyrocketed, and it seems the space is already consolidating. Two of the country’s prominent fabless AI chip startups, Rebellions and Sapeon, have agreed to merge, the companies said on […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Employment opportunity and the road not taken

H. Friedman Search

This week I want you to think about a deceptively simple question: Why are people reluctant to talk to a recruiter about an employment opportunity? It’s a straightforward question, but the answer can be quite complex. I am very fortunate to be recognized as an expert in the field of Public Finance. As a result, calls frequently come into my office, so I do very little outbound cold calling.

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Private Equity: Sponsor Guarantees

Deal Lawyers

For portfolio companies experiencing financial difficulties, credit support from PE sponsors may be essential in order for lenders to provide covenant relief or other accommodations to portfolio company borrowers. This Dechert memo discusses the use of sponsor guarantees and the issues that sponsors should keep in mind when considering them.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Understanding Client Motivations: Key to Making a Significant Impact

JD Supra: Mergers

Jeff Faulkner, co-founder of the International Succession Planning Association, speaks about the challenges that arise when transferring ownership of a business to the next generation. In the video, he points out the limitation of gifting without paying gift taxes in the United States and how it can make the transfer of business stock to the next generation difficult.

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Janet Yellen: Use Russia’s Assets to Support Ukraine

The New York Times: Banking

The U.S. treasury secretary explains why America and its allies should unlock the value of Russian capital immobilized at the start of the war to give Ukraine the financing it needs.

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Proposed DGCL Amendments: Law Profs Give “Thumbs Down” to Moelis Fix

Deal Lawyers

In the latest addition to the ongoing debate over proposed 2024 amendments to the DGCL, a group of prominent law professors recently submitted a letter to the Delaware Legislature opposing the proposed changes to Section 122(18) of the DGCL intended to address the Chancery Court’s decision in the Moelis litigation invalidating certain governance provisions contained […]

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Hot Topics in International Trade - June 2024 - Foreign Direct Investment Trends in 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a driving force behind global economic growth and development, acting as a lifeline of funding for nations around the world. Imagine a company from one corner of the globe setting up shop or acquiring a business in another – that’s FDI in action. As we look at 2024, the landscape of FDI is fascinating, with traditional economic giants continuing to dominate while emerging markets rise to prominence, reshaping the global economic map.

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Sources: Wasoko-MaxAB e-commerce merger faces delays amid headwinds in Africa

TechCrunch: M&A

The merger has yet to close due to extended due diligence amid ongoing restructuring and macroeconomic headwinds across multiple countries. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Roaring Kitty's GameStop stake grows to 9 million shares after selling his big options position

CNBC: Investing

Keith Gill posted a new screenshot of his E-Trade portfolio after the bell Thursday showing that he is now holding more than 9 million GameStop shares.

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Post-Closing Adjustments: Del. Chancery Interprets Working Capital True-Up Language

Deal Lawyers

In CURO Intermediate Hldgs. v. Sparrow Purchaser, LLC, (Del. Ch.; 6/24), the Chancery Court was recently called upon to interpret an asset purchase agreement’s working capital adjustment provision.

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As Feds Stalk Anticompetitive Mergers, What Can Competitors Do?

JD Supra: Mergers

Continuing to make good on President Biden’s pledge to root out and challenge anticompetitive mergers, the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission have asked the public to join the hunt.

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Forrester Names Cisco a Leader in OT Security

Cisco: M&A

Securing industrial networks is top of mind. Cisco’s comprehensive OT security solution and unified IT/OT security platform is a Leader according to Forrester. Learn what makes Cisco stand apart in this market.

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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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Friday's trading could trigger a $10 billion rush of demand for Nvidia shares. Here's how

CNBC: Investing

Nvidia's market cap race with Apple and Microsoft could have a big impact on a $70 billion fund.

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Fraud: Integration Clause Doesn’t Bar Claims Based on Future Promises

Deal Lawyers

Earlier this week, in Trifecta Multimedia Holdings, Inc., et al. v. WCG Clinical Services LLC, (Del. Ch.; 6/24), the Chancery Court held that a standard integration clause was insufficient to bar claims against a buyer premised on its alleged assurances to assist in growing the target’s business post-closing.

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EU Launches First In-Depth M&A Investigation Under Foreign Subsidies Regulation

JD Supra: Mergers

The European Commission is inquiring into a United Arab Emirates-based company just months after its first investigations under the Foreign Subsidies Regulation of various Chinese companies participating in EU tenders.

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Paramount’s Deal With Skydance Falls Apart

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

There were several hitches in the last week as Skydance, Paramount and its parent company, National Amusements, reached the final stages of negotiations.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Nvidia’s wild ride in 2024 is boosting insiders’ wealth. What it could mean for employees holding the stock

CNBC: Investing

Tech employees who are at the right company at the right time may find themselves to be millionaires on paper. They face critical decisions before they cash in.

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SPAC Litigation: Del. Chancery Hands DeSPAC Defendants a Win

Deal Lawyers

Armed with favorable precedent generated the MultiPlan and GigAcquisition3 lawsuits and supported by a boatload of negative publicity about SPAC insiders leaving the public holding the bag, plaintiffs in deSPAC lawsuits have had the benefit of a prevailing wind in recent years. However, the Chancery Court’s recent decision in In re Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp.

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PE Firm Escapes FTC’s Challenge to Texas Anesthesiology Roll-Up

JD Supra: Mergers

A Texas federal court dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) lawsuit against private equity (PE) owner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (Welsh Carson), while allowing to proceed the agency’s challenge against U.S. Anesthesia Partners’ (USAP) series of acquisitions.

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Bolster SaaS Security Posture Management with Zero Trust Architecture

Cisco: M&A

According to AppOmni’s 2023 State of SaaS Security report, 79% of organizations reported a SaaS security incident during the preceding 12-month period. As enterprises incrementally store and process more sensitive data in SaaS applications, it is no surprise that the security of these applications has come into greater focus.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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EIB Global Impact Report 2023/2024

European Investment Bank

Covering EIB Global’s activities in 2023, this annual report shows how these activities are aligned with EU priorities and initiatives in different regions. It details the results and impact achieved by EIB Global’s activities and provides an update on how the Bank is improving its mode of delivery, in order to enhance that impact. It is divided into four main sections: A tailored, regional approach: This section reports on the activities of EIB Global.

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China's consumers are spending on experiences. Travel stocks to watch

CNBC: Investing

The tourism industry's growth, despite a more sluggish macro backdrop in China, is similar to what happened in the U.S. after the pandemic.

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Judge Denies FTC’s Request to Enjoin Sale of Two Hospitals in North Carolina

JD Supra: Mergers

Last week, a federal judge in North Carolina declined to preliminarily enjoin Novant Health, Inc.’s (“Novant”) acquisition of two hospitals from Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CHS”). The FTC filed suit in federal court and in its in-house administrative court in January, alleging that the transaction violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act in the market for inpatient general acute care services sold to commercial health plans and their members.

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Operationalizing our custom “SOC in a Box” at the RSA Conference 2024

Cisco: M&A

Cisco engineers often face the challenge of setting up a Security Operations Center in two days at global events. Aditya Sankar explains the process with our “SOC in a Box” in this blog.

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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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The Fed Holds Rates Steady and Predicts Just One Reduction This Year

The New York Times: Banking

Federal Reserve officials signaled that interest rates could stay higher this year as policymakers pause to ensure they’ve stamped out inflation.

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Sallie Mae hikes yield on 1-year CDs as Fed stays in rate policy holding pattern

CNBC: Investing

As the market awaits expected Fed rate cuts, one consumer finance company has raised the APY on its one-year certificates of deposit.

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Trust Beneficiary Engages In Like Kind Exchange Using Trust Property

JD Supra: Mergers

It is a basic principle of the income tax that the gain or loss realized by a taxpayer from the conversion of property into cash, or from the exchange of property for other property that differs materially in kind from the exchanged property, is treated as realized income or loss. Moreover, the general rule with respect to such realized gain or loss is that the entire amount thereof is recognized for purposes of determining the taxpayer’s income tax liability, except in cases where the Code.

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