KPMG

Burcon Announces Board Change and Provides Business Update

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Burcon is also pleased to provide an update on its operations.

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  • Burcon is also pleased to provide an update on its operations.
  • Dr. Tyrrell served as chairman of Burcon's board of Directors since January of 2019 and has been a member of Burcon's board since 2008.
  • Mr. Peter H. Kappel was appointed as a director of Burcon in January 2016.
  • In addition to his board duties, Mr. Kappel has worked closely with management to achieve the transformational business relationships of the past few years.

DS Smith Embeds Circular Design Metrics Across All Packaging Sites

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:28pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210923005625/en/
    DS Smith is the only packaging producer to offer its Circular Design Metrics, a unique tool which gives its customers a clear view of their packaging designs circularity performance.
  • The rollout of the Circular Design Metrics follows the launch of the Circular Design Principles last year which were developed in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
  • All of DS Smiths 700 designers have been trained on how to apply the principles to design packaging solutions fit for the Circular Economy.
  • By 2023, DS Smith will manufacture 100% reusable or recyclable packaging and its aim is that by 2030, all its packaging will be recycled or reused.

B. Riley Strengthens Restructuring Division with Three Senior Hires

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:15pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept.23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ: RILY) ("B. Riley") today announced continued growth in its restructuring division with the addition of three new senior executives.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept.23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ: RILY) ("B. Riley") today announced continued growth in its restructuring division with the addition of three new senior executives.
  • John Sordillo, Jeffrey Truitt and Tim Hannon have joined B. Riley Advisory Services and bring several decades of experience and proven expertise in complex financial management and restructuring advisory.
  • B. Riley adds three senior hires to support growing demand for complex financial management and restructuring services.
  • Prior to B. Riley, he served in several senior restructuring advisory roles with firms including Broadview Business Advisors, CBIZ, Loughlin Management Partners, Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), and AlixPartners.

From giants to mid-sized companies, Canadian CEOs see M&A as key to driving growth: KPMG surveys

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:00am

"Canadian business leaders are feeling acquisitive thanks to lower cost of capital, stronger balance sheets, and their company's growth prospects ," says Benjie Thomas, Canadian Managing Partner, Advisory Services at KPMG in Canada.

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  • "Canadian business leaders are feeling acquisitive thanks to lower cost of capital, stronger balance sheets, and their company's growth prospects ," says Benjie Thomas, Canadian Managing Partner, Advisory Services at KPMG in Canada.
  • The pace of deal making in Canada will continue to accelerate as the economy works past the pandemic.
  • Twenty-oneper centof Canadian large company CEOs say M&A is the most important strategy for achieving their growth objectives, down from 24 per cent last year.
  • KPMG in Canada polled 505 Canadian small- and medium-sized owners and decision-makers between August 6 and August 15.

Leading Beverage Alcohol E-Commerce and Fulfillment Platform, Speakeasy Co., Invests in Leadership with Latest Appointments of CTO and CFO

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:00pm

We are fortunate to now have Mark full-time supporting the business and are confident in his abilities to take Speakeasy Co. to new heights in the years ahead."

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  • We are fortunate to now have Mark full-time supporting the business and are confident in his abilities to take Speakeasy Co. to new heights in the years ahead."
  • Tholking comes to Speakeasy Co. with extensiveleadership experience heading technology teams, creating innovative productsover the past decade, most recently asChief Technology Officer forVessel.
  • This key investment will give our partners access to information sooner and aid in scalable efficiencies for Speakeasy Co.'s long-term success."
  • To learn more about our services and more, please visit www.speakeasyco.com and or check us out on Instagram or Facebook .

Brazen Launches Sourcing Marketplace to Scale the Power of Virtual Hiring Events

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazen , the leading virtual event and recruitment platform, announced today the release of its new Sourcing Marketplace to help recruiting teams drive more qualified candidates to virtual hiring events.

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  • ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazen , the leading virtual event and recruitment platform, announced today the release of its new Sourcing Marketplace to help recruiting teams drive more qualified candidates to virtual hiring events.
  • Through a diverse network of sourcing partners, Brazen handles the event promotion, delivering new, qualified and engaged sources of talent to register for events.
  • To learn more about how Brazen's Sourcing Marketplace can help you drive attendance to your events and meet your hiring goals, visit brazen.com/sourcing .
  • Brazen helps employers succeed in the new all-virtual world by giving recruiters a variety of virtual recruiting tools like virtual hiring events, virtual career fairs, text, audio and video chat, live video broadcasts and more.

Verit Advisors LLC® Adds Associate Jen Bao

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:00am

Chicago, IL, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verit Advisors LLC is pleased to announce that Jen Bao has joined the firm as an Associate.

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  • Chicago, IL, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verit Advisors LLC is pleased to announce that Jen Bao has joined the firm as an Associate.
  • John Solimine, Managing Director, added, Jen is a great addition to Verit.
  • Prior to joining Verit, Ms. Bao worked at Mazars USA LLP as a Manager and Senior Associate in Financial Advisory Services.
  • Mary Josephs founded Verit Advisors in 2009 in Chicago and has nearly three decades of experience in the world of corporate finance.

KPMG Consulting Facilitates Collaboration Involving Kyoto City - Helping Hi-Rez Studios Enter the Japanese Market and Contribute to the SDGs  

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 4:00pm

This is the first such project in Japan involving collaboration between an overseas game company and a Japanese local government to enhance the appeal of video games and contribute to solving social issues.

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  • This is the first such project in Japan involving collaboration between an overseas game company and a Japanese local government to enhance the appeal of video games and contribute to solving social issues.
  • However, Japans unique consumer tastes and business customs persist as obstacles for such companies looking to enter the Japanese market.
  • In addition, strengthening the B to B business as a new source of revenue against soaring game development costs is another challenge.
  • Hi-Rez, always having considered Japan as a leading market, has been looking to strengthen its B to B business therein.

China based CMS joins BaseLaunch as latest partner

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:00am

CMS has a long history of successful partnership with a range of companies from biotechnology companies to global pharma, and has collaborations with AstraZeneca and a venture arm based in Cambridge UK.

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  • CMS has a long history of successful partnership with a range of companies from biotechnology companies to global pharma, and has collaborations with AstraZeneca and a venture arm based in Cambridge UK.
  • Stephan Emmerth, Director Business Development & Operations at BaseLaunch, added: "We are very excited to be further expanding our partnership into Asia Pacific with CMS.
  • This is the first Chinese company to partner with BaseLaunch and CMS's first partnership with an accelerator.
  • Recently, BaseLaunch has added two more companies to its portfolio with several more deals expected to close in the coming months.

China based CMS joins BaseLaunch as latest partner

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:00am

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BaseLaunch, the Basel Area-based biotech venture accelerator and incubator, today announces that China Medical System Holdings Limited ("CMS"), an innovation-driven specialty pharma with a focus on sales and marketing in China, has become a partner to further strengthen BaseLaunch`s industry ties fueling its company building activities.

Key Points: 
  • CMS has a long history of successful partnership with a range of companies from biotechnology companies to global pharma, and has collaborations with AstraZeneca and a venture arm based in Cambridge UK.
  • Stephan Emmerth, Director Business Development & Operations at BaseLaunch, added: "We are very excited to be further expanding our partnership into Asia Pacific with CMS.
  • This is the first Chinese company to partner with BaseLaunch and CMS's first partnership with an accelerator.
  • Recently, BaseLaunch has added two more companies to its portfolio with several more deals expected to close in the coming months.