2021

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How big is this crypto boom?

Bronte Capital

Google Trends doesn't predict stock market rallies, well somtimes it does. But more likely it is coincident with them, the suckers at the end of the boom being the biggest (yet) wave of retail buyers. Here is a five year trend for the phrase "how to buy stocks" for the USA. It has two peaks, one at the height of the first COVID lockdown, and a second and bigger peak at the height of the "meme-stock" rally in January.

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Congratulations, you bought a bank. Now what?

Accenture: M&A

The headlines are crowded with stories about bank mergers and acquisitions among middle market banks. This doesn’t surprise me. While M&A slowed down during the height of the pandemic, it’s ramping up fast now as a mechanism to spur growth and recovery. Buying is one thing, integrating is another What I find fascinating about M&A…. The post Congratulations, you bought a bank.

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Software risks in private equity buyouts

Synopsys: M&A

Software due diligence is essential in private equity buyouts. Learn about software security risks and proactive approaches to managing them. The post Software risks in private equity buyouts appeared first on Software Integrity Blog.

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How To Conduct Due Diligence During Acquisition: Best Practices And A High-Level Checklist

Sun Acquisitions

What are some of the best practices to adopt when conducting due diligence during a business acquisition? In order to be successful with your due diligence efforts, there is a need for a strategic plan of action and a team of experienced professionals. The process of carefully appraising a business prior to purchase in order to establish assets and liabilities, as well as evaluate the company’s potential cannot be done haphazardly.

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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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Online / June 2022

M&A Leadership Council

Event Dates: 2022-06-28T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-06-28T12:30:00-05:00 2022-06-29T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-06-29T12:30:00-05:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-06-30T12:30:00-05:00 Location: Online. Register Now. Course Description. Given today’s highly competitive M&A market environment, Corporate Development leaders are being tasked with an increasingly challenging set of requirements: Close the right deals faster ; Identify and mitigate more potential risks through better due diligence

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Building new frameworks for a better financial future

World Finance

Kazakhstan's Tengri Partners continues to pursue and successfully execute complex market development transactions, as evidenced by the trust of large international and local institutional clients

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Rentokil to Buy Terminix: Dan Gordon’s Take on the $6.7 Billion Deal

PCO M&A Specialists

By: Daniel S. Gordon, CPA Dec. 14 was a huge day for the pest control industry, as a watershed deal was announced. If it closes as expected next year, it will make Rentokil, the world’s largest pest control company, also the largest in North America, leaving Rollins (Orkin) as the only public pure-play pest control company. The deal calls for each Terminix shareholder to receive 1.069 shares of Rentokil’s ADR plus $11 of cash, valuing the deal at $55 per Terminix share, which is a 47 percent pre

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Terese Everson Leads University of Texas McCombs BBA Advisory Board Meeting

Focus Strategies

Terese Everson, Director, Focus Strategies Investment Banking and Chair of the University of Texas McCombs BBA Advisory Board led the advisory meeting on October 15, 2021. The post Terese Everson Leads University of Texas McCombs BBA Advisory Board Meeting first appeared on Focus Strategies Investment Banking.

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Aligning and Shaping Organizational Culture

Mergerware

My last blog identified six employee communication plan components for building a resilient workforce. It was based on the article “4 Keys to Building a More Resilient Workforce” co-authored with my Crowe colleague Lisa Roen [link] Within this blog, I will review the second key to resiliency: Aligning and Shaping Organizational Culture. Definitions of culture […].

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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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Media Mention: San Diego 500

Cooley M&A

Cooley partners Barbara Borden, Wainwright Fishburn and Steve Strauss have been named on the San Diego Business Journal’s San Diego 500 list, which focuses on the most influential people in San Diego who are making a significant impact on the business community and the community at large. Read the article. Barbara Borden. Wainwright Fishburn. Steve Strauss.

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How not to apply for a job - L'Oreal edition

Bronte Capital

I accepted an invite on LinkedIn from a finance student at an Australian University. Nothing unusual about that. Said finance student then decided to pitch me a short idea in this case in the hope of getting an internship. Again nothing unusual. Indeed this is how about a third of our employees joined us. Just that this one was funny. So here goes. Finance Student (FS): John, you gotta give me an interview.

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How to integrate M&A into the cloud effectively

Accenture: M&A

In Accenture’s recent report, Merging M&A and cloud journeys, we highlight how technology “is a cornerstone of the long-term blueprint for any merger or acquisition.” That’s important to note since in the last year, the financial services industry has witnessed significant activity in M&A. And we expect this to continue. Many organizations are turning to….

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The state of mergers and acquisitions wheeling and dealing

Synopsys: M&A

What’s the state of mergers and acquisitions? Get insights from the Transaction Advisors M&A Strategy Forum. The post The state of mergers and acquisitions wheeling and dealing appeared first on Software Integrity Blog.

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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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Periculum Advises Revelant Technologies in Recapitalization and Growth Equity Investment by Inoca Capital Partners, LLC.

Periculum Capital

Periculum Capital Company, LLC (“Periculum”) is pleased to announce it has advised Revelant Technologies (“Revelent” “Company”), a leading Mulesoft implementation and integration partner, in its recapitalization and growth equity investment by Inoca Capital Partners, LLC. Based in Indianapolis, Revelant Technologies is a leading Mulesoft implementation and integration partner, serving government, commercial and non-profit clients.

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Online / April 2022

M&A Leadership Council

Event Dates: 2022-04-19T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-04-19T12:30:00-05:00 2022-04-20T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-04-20T12:30:00-05:00 2022-04-21T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-04-21T12:30:00-05:00 Location: Online. Register Now. The Art of M&A® Integration: Essentials for Success in a Virtual Environment. -->. Course Summary. Building on the fundamentals of The Art of M&A® – Executing Integration for Maximum Results, this topical deep dive training provides executives and integration leaders the awar

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Delaware Court Of Chancery Dismisses Section 220 Action Initiated Hours After Certificate Of Merger Was Filed With Delaware Secretary Of State

Shearman & Sterling

On December 3, 2021, Vice Chancellor Lori W. Will of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted a motion to dismiss claims to compel inspection of books and records brought by a former stockholder of Houston Wire & Cable Company (the "Company") in connection with the Company's all-cash merger into Omni Cable, LLC. Swift v. Houston Wire & Cable Co., C.A.

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Are You—And Your Business—Ready For Inflation?

McCombie Group

This article was originally published in Forbes. If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that businesses must be quick to adapt to new and fast-changing market conditions. Based on recent developments, this likely means preparing for an environment that is different than the low-inflation, low-rate one that existed prior to Covid-19. Businesses,… The post Are You—And Your Business—Ready For Inflation?

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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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How Truelytics and Consultants Work Together

Truelytics: M&A

Nearly 25 years ago, Owen Dahl , board member and Head of Professional Services at Truelytics realized that a great wave of transition was coming for the wealth management industry and the industry wasn't prepared to handle it. At the time financial advisors, RIAs, and broker-dealers relied exclusively on expensive consultants to measure a business's performance and valuation.

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The (Artificial) Intelligent Investor

Deal Law Wire

Investor advice platforms, at both the retail and institutional level, have evolved in recent years – from the use of classic literature to expanded services offered by brick-and-mortar firms. However, with the growth of app-induced innovation, various robo-advising platforms have taken the lead in providing investors with seamless, efficient, and cost-effective means of advice.

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Covid-19 Impact on US Private Capital Raising Activity in 2020

InvestmentBank.com

Well, 2020 is finally leaving us. As vaccine distributions bring us ever closer to putting COVID-19 firmly in our rearview mirror, the past year will become remembered as a period of cancelled plans, mask mandates, and bizarre events unlike anything most of us had seen in modern history. As individuals sadly lost their loved ones to this disease, businesses around the globe struggled to stay afloat through forced closures, capacity limitations, industry shutdowns, and crippled supply chains.

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Cooley Named Corporate Firm of The Year at LMG Life Sciences Awards

Cooley M&A

Cooley has been named Corporate Firm of the Year at the ninth annual LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards. “It’s been a truly remarkable year as we continue to help our clients with a broad range of ‘bet-the-company’ transactions,” said Kay Chandler, chair of Cooley’s global life sciences industry practice. “We’re honored to receive this external validation for our market-leading practice,” added Christian Plaza, practice vice chair.

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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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Grenke's audit statement

Bronte Capital

Grenke is a Geman listed (but global) equipment leasing company who has been subject to a short-seller research report (which Grenke supporters call an attack). Grenke was late to publish an annual report, but they indicated to the market a date in May (today!) when the annual report would be published. The question was whether - given the rather florid allegations - KPMG would be be prepared to sign the audit report (thus declaring the short-seller allegations false).

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Focus Strategies Welcomes Zoë Dobson

Focus Strategies

Austin, Texas – Focus Strategies Investment Banking (“Focus Strategies”), a leading middle market investment bank based in Austin, Texas, is very pleased to announce the hiring of Zoë Dobson. Zoë joins us as a Senior Financial Analyst and will play an integral role in supporting and participating in […] The post Focus Strategies Welcomes Zoë Dobson first appeared on Focus Strategies Investment Banking.

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How an open source software audit works

Synopsys: M&A

Open source software audits can identify undetected issues in your codebase. Learn how our audit services can help you understand the risks during an M&A. The post How an open source software audit works appeared first on Software Integrity Blog.

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Periculum Announces Completed Sale of Central States Enterprises, LLC's Two Grain Terminal Elevators to ADM

Periculum Capital

Periculum Capital Company, LLC (“Periculum”) is pleased to announce it has completed the sale of Central States Enterprises, LLC’s (“CSE” “Company”) two grain terminal elevators to ADM (NYSE: ADM). The elevators are located in northeastern Indiana and consist of a combined licensed grain storage of 30 million bushels. Periculum has been CSE’s exclusive Financial Advisor for several years, completing multiple debt placements, a minority equity sale, and other periodic assignments.

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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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Online / May 2022

M&A Leadership Council

Event Dates: 2022-05-24T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-05-24T12:30:00-05:00 2022-05-25T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-05-25T12:30:00-05:00 2022-05-26T09:00:00-05:00 to 2022-05-26T12:30:00-05:00 Location: Online. Register Now. Course Description. Given today’s highly competitive M&A market environment, Corporate Development leaders are being tasked with an increasingly challenging set of requirements: Close the right deals faster ; Identify and mitigate more potential risks through better due diligence

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Delaware Court Of Chancery Dismisses Derivative Claims Challenging A Convertible Debt Issuance At The Onset Of The COVID-19 Pandemic For Failure To Plead That Demand Was Excused

Shearman & Sterling

On November 23, 2021, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed stockholder derivative claims for breach of fiduciary duty against the directors of Wayfair, Inc. (the "Company"). Equity-League Pension Tr. v. Great Hill Partners, C.A. No. 2020-0992-SG (Del. Ch. Nov. 23, 2021). Plaintiff challenged the sale by the Company of $535 million in convertible notes at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic to a consortium of investors allegedly tied to four of the

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Don’t Get Bamboozled By Your Investment Banker

McCombie Group

This article was originally published in Forbes. Selling a middle market business is a once in a lifetime experience for most owners. Its therefore essential that the selection of an investment banker occur in an informed and thoughtful manner, or you risk making the wrong choice, costing time and money and possibly resulting in the… The post Don’t Get Bamboozled By Your Investment Banker appeared first on McCombie Group.