Equity

Singapore's EDBI Makes Strategic Investment in Vesta as Company Makes a Concerted Push Into the Asia Pacific Region

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:33pm

Vesta , a fintech pioneer in fraud protection and fully guaranteed payment technologies, has secured a strategic investment from EDBI, a global Asian-based investor.

Key Points: 
  • Vesta , a fintech pioneer in fraud protection and fully guaranteed payment technologies, has secured a strategic investment from EDBI, a global Asian-based investor.
  • This investment, along with a strategic alignment with EDBI, will accelerate the companys momentum and efforts to expand its fraud and approval enhancement platform across Asia Pacific (APAC).
  • Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Vesta recently raised $125 million in new growth capital from private equity firm Goldfinch Partners.
  • The opportunity to partner with EDBI is exciting and this new investment really sets us up to go fast.

Essex Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 9:15pm

In the second quarter of 2020, the Company repurchased 87,988 shares of its common stock totaling $20.1 million, including commissions, at an average price of $228.36 per share.

Key Points: 
  • In the second quarter of 2020, the Company repurchased 87,988 shares of its common stock totaling $20.1 million, including commissions, at an average price of $228.36 per share.
  • The Company did not issue any shares of common stock through its equity distribution program in the second quarter of 2020.
  • The Company will host an earnings conference call with management to discuss its quarterly results on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m.
  • To access the replay online, go to www.essex.com and select the second quarter 2020 earnings link.

Form 8.3 - The Vanguard Group, Inc.: Pollen Street Secured Lending plc

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:08pm

(b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

Key Points: 
  • (b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
    The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient.
  • For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.
  • (c)Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:
    (d)If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:
    For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure
    (f)In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?
  • If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"
    If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

Form 8.3 - The Vanguard Group, Inc.: Hastings Group Holdings plc

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:08pm

(b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

Key Points: 
  • (b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
    The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient.
  • For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.
  • (c)Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:
    (d)If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:
    For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure
    (f)In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?
  • If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"
    If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

Top Tech Companies Join Forces to Push for Diversity and Inclusion at Vendor Organizations

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

Improving diversity, equity, and inclusion is an industry-wide challenge for the technology sector, said Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey.

Key Points: 
  • Improving diversity, equity, and inclusion is an industry-wide challenge for the technology sector, said Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey.
  • This new initiative enables us to turn diversity, equity, and inclusion into a business metric that will drive accountability in the organizations we rely on to power our companies.
  • The companies will continue to collaborate and develop best practices for using their budget to push for change within the broader business community.
  • Additional resources and a link to the vendor workforce diversity survey template can be found at surveymonkey.com/equity.

Major Philanthropic Investment to Fuel LIIF's Strategic Vision

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:00pm

"This investment provides LIIF with resources to accelerate a new vision of racial equity and justice in its forthcoming strategic plan, specifically around affordable housing and early childhood care and education," said Daniel A. Nissenbaum, LIIF's CEO.

Key Points: 
  • "This investment provides LIIF with resources to accelerate a new vision of racial equity and justice in its forthcoming strategic plan, specifically around affordable housing and early childhood care and education," said Daniel A. Nissenbaum, LIIF's CEO.
  • "MacKenzie Scott's generous support in the form of a sizeable, unrestricted investment is uniquely valuable to nonprofits like LIIF."
  • "It is exciting to see their deepening commitment to racial equity and justice and expansion of outcomes based community development work."
  • The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a national nonprofit community development financial institution with $900 million in assets under management.

Form 8.3 - The Vanguard Group, Inc.: Hastings Group Holdings plc

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 3:02pm

(b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

Key Points: 
  • (b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
    The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient.
  • For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.
  • (c)Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:
    (d)If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:
    For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure
    (f)In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?
  • If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"
    If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Stephens & Stephens LLP Investigating the Officers and Directors of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD)

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 8:37pm

Stephens & Stephens LLP is investigating the officers and directors of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqGS: ACAD) for breach of fiduciary duties on the part of its directors and management.

Key Points: 
  • Stephens & Stephens LLP is investigating the officers and directors of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqGS: ACAD) for breach of fiduciary duties on the part of its directors and management.
  • According to the class action lawsuit filed against ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., ACADIA and certain of its officers and directors are charged with failing to disclose material information regarding its lead drug candidate NUPLAZID and for violations of federal laws that prevent pharmaceutical companies from providing remuneration to include or provide referrals for drugs payable by a federal program.
  • Stephens & Stephens LLP is a full service transactional and litigation law firm that offers its clients personalized legal services.
  • Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Form 8.3 - The Vanguard Group, Inc.: Hastings Group Holdings plc

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 2:06pm

(b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

Key Points: 
  • (b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
    The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient.
  • For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.
  • (c)Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:
    (d)If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:
    For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure
    (f)In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?
  • If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"
    If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

Ebony Magazine Files SEC Complaint Against Consequent Capital Management And John Robinson For Alleged Confidential Breach

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

Ebony's SEC Complaint charges Robinson and CC with conspiring with Jacob Walthour to provide confidential information to the media.

Key Points: 
  • Ebony's SEC Complaint charges Robinson and CC with conspiring with Jacob Walthour to provide confidential information to the media.
  • Ebony owners claim, for BPC CRD# 282327 and Co-Founder Walthour and Robinson of Consequent disparaging Ebony in the media has been for financial gain and driving black legacy businesses like Ebony Magazine into bankruptcy.
  • "Consequent has a fiduciary responsibility to keep confidential information private and never use for financial gain.
  • Consequent allowed their manger, Jacob Walthour, to provide this information to the media," says Michael Wilcox.