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The Opportunities, Risks, And Rewards Of AI Acquisitions

JD Supra: Mergers

Amid a period of recalibration, the artificial intelligence industry is experiencing a transformational phase. According to a recent report from Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence that closely monitors AI trends, there’s been a notable adjustment in global investment patterns within the sector.

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AI demand will push the power grid to the brink. Morgan Stanley says these stocks could benefit

CNBC: Investing

Smaller natural gas turbines could surge in popularity as power grids are strained by data center demand, Morgan Stanley says.

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How DOJ’s Safe Harbor Policy Alters the Calculus for M&A Due Diligence

JD Supra: Mergers

Since at least the adoption of the organizational Federal Sentencing Guidelines in 1991, the government has encouraged companies to adopt an effective compliance program that prevents and deters misconduct.

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JPMorgan strategist stays stubbornly negative on stocks even as other Wall Street bears capitulate

CNBC: Investing

'We don't see a reason to change our stance,' strategist Marko Kolanovic wrote.

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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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Court Dismisses “Roll-Up” Lawsuit against Private Equity Firm in Blow to FTC

JD Supra: Mergers

On May 13, a federal district court in Texas dismissed private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (Welsh Carson) from an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2023, alleged that Welsh Carson and co-defendant U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc. (USAP) – an entity created by Welsh Carson in 2012 – engaged in an anticompetitive scheme to roll up anesthesiology practices in Texas and subsequently drive up the price of anesth

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Indiana Enacts Broad Notification Requirements for Healthcare Transactions with a Clear Focus on Private Equity

JD Supra: Mergers

Earlier this year, Indiana joined a growing number of states by enacting a new notification requirement for certain healthcare transactions. Indiana Senate Bill Number 9 (SB 9), effective July 1, 2024, is likely to require healthcare providers and investors to make frequent notifications to the Indiana Attorney General for transactions in the health care space, due to the statute’s broad language.

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AGBA/Triller $4bn Merger: Excellent Progress Ahead of Plan

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ-listed, AGBA Group Holding Limited (“AGBA” or the “Company” or the “Group”), AGBA reports that on May 16, 2024, Triller Corp delivered to its stockholders a notice pursuant to Section 228(e) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, laying out specific details of the proposed merger between Triller and AGBA.

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How Private Equity Firms Select Investment Targets and Build Capital: Insights for Entrepreneurs

JD Supra: Mergers

What do private equity and growth capital investors look for when adding new companies to their portfolio, and what strategies do they apply to help those companies optimize capital? Procopio Partner and Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures co-leader Paul Johnson dove into that topic in a Q&A with Stefan Okhuysen, Partner of HCAP Partners.

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UBS says it's time to move out of cash. Here's where it sees opportunity

CNBC: Investing

While investors have been earning yield of more than 5% on money market funds and CDs, those rates aren't expected to stick around much longer.

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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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FTC Claims Against PE Firm Put to Sleep

JD Supra: Mergers

The FTC’s recent campaign against private equity roll-ups hit a stumbling block on May 13 as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas tossed out the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust claims against private equity firm Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe.

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Columbus Based Tim Lamb Group Brokers Sale of Toyota of Wooster and Volkswagen of Wooster Ohio to Firelands Auto Group

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Columbus, OH, May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tim Lamb, President of the Tim Lamb Group, the largest auto dealership sales, and acquisitions firm in North America, has brokered the sale of two dealerships in Wooster, Ohio to Patrick O’Brien of Firelands Auto Group. The sale which includes Toyota of Wooster and Volkswagen of Wooster marks the fourth and fifth acquisition Tim Lamb has handled for Patrick O’Brien and the sixth and seventh dealerships that O’Brien adds to the Firelands Auto Group

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Battery storage M&A powers into 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

Battery energy storage systems (BESS), which enable utility companies and grid operators to access pools of surplus renewable energy on demand that would otherwise be wasted, play a central role in the global energy transition. As a result, investors are targeting BESS assets as consumers, businesses and regulators increasingly prioritize net zero and other sustainable-energy goals.

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Goldman's tech analyst gives his top picks from here after evaluating first-quarter earnings results

CNBC: Investing

Goldman's top technology analyst is laying out his top picks as the first-quarter earnings season wraps up.

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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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Proposed Regulations Issued on the Excise Tax on Repurchases of Corporate Stock

JD Supra: Mergers

On April 9, 2024, the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued two sets of proposed Treasury Regulations related to section 4501, REG-115710-22, which provides guidance on the application of section 4501, and REG-118499-23 (together with REG-115710-22, the “Proposed Regulations”), which provides guidance on the reporting and payment of the excise tax.

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JPMorgan says there's a new GLP-1 drug player and its shares can rally 80%

CNBC: Investing

Structure Therapeutics could one day boast a competitive obesity product and go up against Eli Lilly and the like, according to JPMorgan.

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Approaching Secondaries Financing from All Angles: Key Considerations for Debt in LP-Led and GP-Led Secondary Transactions

JD Supra: Mergers

Debt finance plays a key role in all parts of the capital structure for private investment funds and their investors. In particular, the use of debt finance is an increasingly important component of secondary transactions, whether for traditional private equity secondary funds acquiring interests in underlying funds or for fund managers facilitating GP-led transactions.

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Tuesday's analyst calls: E-commerce giant to rally 20%, solar stock gets a downgrade

CNBC: Investing

An e-commerce giant out of Latin America and a solar stock were among the stocks being talked about by analysts on Tuesday.

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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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The Great Reset in the Healthcare Industry

JD Supra: Mergers

BRight Minds in Healthcare Delivery invites industry leaders to discuss the latest trends and hot topics in healthcare strategy, delivery, and innovation. Listen in as industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators consider how to disrupt the way that millions of Americans receive healthcare. Episode 6: The Great Reset in the Healthcare Industry - Join Hector Torres and Aaron Newman, healthcare investment bankers, as they discuss current market trends with host Eric Tower in the latest.

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We're in the era of heat pumps — a market that experts say is 'set to skyrocket'

CNBC: Investing

Heat pump adoption is key to achieving global net-zero targets and could punch up the value of several stocks along the way.

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Munter and Gerding discuss the need for additional disclosures under IFRS 19

JD Supra: Mergers

The director of Corp Fin, Erik Gerding, and the SEC Chief Accountant, Paul Munter, have issued a new “Statement on the Application of IFRS 19, Subsidiaries without Public Accountability: Disclosures, in Filings with the SEC.” IFRS 19 permits reporting company subsidiaries “that do not have public accountability” to provide reduced disclosures in financial statements prepared under IFRS.

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Buyer Beware: What to Know About the DOJ’s Policy on Self-Reporting in M&A

Sidley Shareholder Litigation

What happens when you buy somebody else’s problems? A new policy from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is encouraging companies to disclose the misconduct of the companies they buy. The DOJ says it won’t prosecute businesses that voluntarily report wrongdoing found during the mergers and acquisitions process. The post Buyer Beware: What to Know About the DOJ’s Policy on Self-Reporting in M&A appeared first on Enhanced Scrutiny.

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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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[Webinar] Preparing for the Future of Health Care Antitrust Scrutiny - June 11th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

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. In just the last week, enforcers have announced that they believe there has been underenforcement of the antitrust laws in health care and have called for.

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10 ways to handle a workplace conflict

Growth Business

By Owen Gough on Growth Business - Your gateway to entrepreneurial success Arguments are inevitable in office environments, after all, as reported by Magenta Associates (2023), 64% of workers have witnessed workplace conflicts, with 15% of those people seeking a new job as a direct result. So, when a heated conflict does break out it’s important to resolve it as quickly as possible.

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Two Steps Too Far: New Limitations on the Use of the Texas Two- Step to Resolve Mass Tort Liability in Bankruptcy

JD Supra: Mergers

This paper explores the mechanisms by which companies have utilized corporate restructuring through divisive mergers in conjunction with the available protections and tools of the United States Bankruptcy Code to resolve mass tort liability without placing the entirety of the business under bankruptcy. Popularized in Texas, a divisive merger is a mechanism by which an existing business entity divides itself into two new entities, allocating all pre-existing assets and liabilities to each as they

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International Petroleum Corporation Announces Results of Normal Course Issuer Bid

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

International Petroleum Corporation (IPC or the Corporation) (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm: IPCO) is pleased to announce that IPC repurchased a total of 225,300 IPC common shares (ISIN: CA46016U1084) during the period of May 13 to 17, 2024 under IPC’s normal course issuer bid / share repurchase program (NCIB).

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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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A chip stock hedge if the AI trend cools off a bit following Nvidia's earnings

CNBC: Investing

Jeff Kilburg believes the AI theme could be due for a breather.

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AKTIETILBAGEKØBSHANDLER

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Den 9. februar 2024 meddelte DFDS A/S (“DFDS”) iværksættelsen af et aktietilbage-købsprogram til gennemførsel i henhold til EUs markedsmisbrugsforordning, EU forordning nr. 596/2014 af 16. april 2014, samt EU-Kommissionens delegerede forordning (EU) nr. 2016/1052 af 8. marts 2016 (”Safe Harbour-reglerne”).

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Morgan Stanley says shares of this Nvidia supplier could pop if AI leader gives a good forecast

CNBC: Investing

This semiconductor supplier could win big from a strong outlook from chip giant Nvidia, according to Morgan Stanley.

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