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thehill.com - Gary Dushnitsky and D. Daniel Sokol, opinion contributors - Competition laws could be a death knell for startup mergers and acquisitions
Competition laws could be a death knell for startup mergers and acquisitions
TheHill

Technology entrepreneurs and innovations yet to be imagined are in the crosshairs of misguided antitrust legislation. Antitrust policy is under the microscope from both political parties. The Biden administration's Executive Order on Promoting…

reuters.com - Mike Dolan - Column: Dominance of mega firms may undermine monetary policy
Column: Dominance of mega firms may undermine monetary policy
Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - If central banks' policies of zero interest rates and trillions of dollars of bond buying struggled to lift growth and inflation for over a decade, tighter monetary policy may be equally inefficient in reining them in. At least…

gq.com - Mallika Rao - The Mystery of M. Night Shyamalan
The Mystery of M. Night Shyamalan
GQ

There's a song in Old, the thirteenth movie by the director M. Night Shyamalan, that I can't get out of my head. It's sung by the New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie, who plays an incarnation of Maddox, a member of a family who show up on a…

theguardian.com - Charles Bramesco - How M Night Shyamalan got his groove back
How M Night Shyamalan got his groove back
The Guardian

Like a mushroom – one of the appetizing yet poisonous species, perhaps – M Night Shyamalan thrives in dark, contained spaces. His latest film Old isn't physically enclosed, the majority taking place on an idyllic tropical inlet with…

espn.com - Dave Wilson - Ex-A&M prez: 'Agreement' could nix expansion
Ex-A&M prez: 'Agreement' could nix expansion
ESPN

If Texas and Oklahoma join the SEC, it would break a long-standing 'gentlemen's agreement' between SEC schools that gives conference members 'absolute veto power' over the addition of another school from their state, according to a former Texas A&M…

reuters.com - Sierra Jackson - Four firms steer Uber Freight's $2.25 bln Transplace buy
Four firms steer Uber Freight's $2.25 bln Transplace buy
Reuters

Cooley, Sullivan Cromwell are co-lead counsel for Uber Kirkland advising TPG Capital, Transplace Cleary Gotlieb is antitrust counsel for TPG Capital, Transplace The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the…

techcrunch.com - Aria Alamalhodaei - Lucid Motors' SPAC merger approved after executives issue plea to shareholders to vote
Lucid Motors' SPAC merger approved after executives issue plea to shareholders to vote
TechCrunch

Shareholders approved Friday EV startup Lucid Motors' merger with special purpose acquisition company Churchill Capital IV, after the companies extended the deadline by one day because not enough retail investors showed up to cast their vote. The…

reuters.com - Bankers get red faces in German landlord M&A fail
Bankers get red faces in German landlord M&A fail
Reuters

LONDON, July 23 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Here's one for the M&A connoisseurs: German landlord Vonovia's (VNAn.DE) 18 billion euro offer for Deutsche Wohnen (DWNG.DE) has probably failed, even though the target's investors wanted it to succeed.

ft.com - Nic Fildes - Vodafone's booming M-Pesa shines a light on valuable Africa fintechs
Vodafone's booming M-Pesa shines a light on valuable Africa fintechs
Financial Times

Vodafone has reported surging growth at its African mobile money platform M-Pesa as the telecoms group and its rivals look at ways of unlocking the value of fast-growing financial fintechs on the continent. The UK company said that the number of…

afr.com - Elouise Fowler - The Star abandons Crown merger
The Star abandons Crown merger
Australian Financial Review

The Star has abandoned merger plans with Crown Resorts citing “limited engagement” and the chance Crown's value could plummet if the Victorian royal commission strips its Melbourne casino licence or amends its licence conditions.

wsj.com - Amrith Ramkumar - Grills Are the Latest Fad in a Scorching IPO Market
Grills Are the Latest Fad in a Scorching IPO Market
Wall Street Journal

The searing market for newly public companies has a new obsession: grills. Two leading sellers of outdoor grills and grilling accessories, Weber and Traeger, both filed paperwork for initial public offerings earlier this month, while online…

businessinsider.com - Adriana Nunez - Visa's Currencycloud acquisition amplifies cross-border payments focus
Visa's Currencycloud acquisition amplifies cross-border payments focus
Business Insider

Visa signed a definitive agreement to acquire Currencycloud, an API-based cross-border payments startup. Visa and Currencycloud both stand to benefit from the acquisition as cross-border payments recover. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of…

cmswire.com - Phil Britt - AI and ML Vendors in Demand as M&A Heats Up
AI and ML Vendors in Demand as M&A Heats Up
CMSWire.com

Consolidation is continuing in the customer experience (CX) industry with acquisitions focusing in one area in particular: companies specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. TELUS International acquired Playment on…

reuters.com - Nick Carey - REE Automotive plans 2023 production of delivery van, people mover
REE Automotive plans 2023 production of delivery van, people mover
Reuters

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - REE Automotive, which received shareholder approval for a reverse merger with special acquisition company 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp (VCVC.O) on Thursday, plans to launch production of an electric delivery van…

technical.ly - With an $800M Dragoneer merger, Cvent is going public (again) - Technical.ly DC
With an $800M Dragoneer merger, Cvent is going public (again) - Technical.ly DC
Technical.ly

In a merger with special purpose acquisition company Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II, Tysons Corner event management org Cvent will be going public — again. The combined company will operate under the name Cvent Holding Corp, sold on…

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