Mergers and acquisitions

Syngenta Seeds and the Analytics Society of INFORMS announce winner of 2021 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 4:04pm

b'Syngenta Seeds and the Analytics Society of INFORMS selected a team affiliated with CSIRO Data61 in Australia as the winner of the 2021 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • b'Syngenta Seeds and the Analytics Society of INFORMS selected a team affiliated with CSIRO Data61 in Australia as the winner of the 2021 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005745/en/\nThe Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics is a collaborative effort between Syngenta Seeds and the Analytics Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences ( INFORMS ).
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe finalists in this year\xe2\x80\x99s competition delivered innovative, analytical solutions and demonstrated why collaboration across industries is crucial to improving crop productivity and meeting the needs of a growing population.\xe2\x80\x9d\nEstablished in 2015, the Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics is supported by Syngenta Seeds and hosted by the Analytics Society of INFORMS.
  • Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of Syngenta Group with 49,000 people in more than 100 countries working to transform how crops are grown.

HoldCo Comments on ISS Report Regarding Proposed Boston Private / SVB Merger

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:09pm

Further, in its report ISS makes numerous points that would seem to support a vote against the Merger.\nWe continue to believe that shareholders would be better off under any scenario other than the Merger.

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  • Further, in its report ISS makes numerous points that would seem to support a vote against the Merger.\nWe continue to believe that shareholders would be better off under any scenario other than the Merger.
  • SIVB has stated that the merger accelerates the growth of its private banking and wealth management businesses.
  • As the investment manager of HoldCo Fund, HoldCo Asset Management may be deemed to beneficially own the 4,049,816 shares of Common Stock owned directly by HoldCo Fund.
  • Deng, Frankel or Shahon beneficially own any securities of the Company.\n1 Permission to quote from the ISS report was neither sought nor obtained.

Global $41.17 Billion Agritech Market Forecast to 2027 - Proliferating Use of Precision Farming Gaining Momentum - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 3:25pm

Increasing organic and inorganic strategic developments - such as product launches, and mergers and acquisitions - among the market players support the Agritech market growth in North America.\nThe North America agritech market has been analyzed on the basis of trends prevailing in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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  • Increasing organic and inorganic strategic developments - such as product launches, and mergers and acquisitions - among the market players support the Agritech market growth in North America.\nThe North America agritech market has been analyzed on the basis of trends prevailing in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Continuous contribution of tech-giants to technological advancements has created a stir in the competitive market across the region.
  • Population in this region is more inclined toward technological developments due to high spending power.
  • However, the impact of COVID-19 is short-term; it is likely to decrease in the coming years.\n'

Simple and Sustainable Solutions at Lafarge Canada

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:21pm

b'As a founding member of the City of Edmonton\xe2\x80\x99s Corporate Climate Leaders program, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) is optimistic about the reality of a low carbon future.

Key Points: 
  • b'As a founding member of the City of Edmonton\xe2\x80\x99s Corporate Climate Leaders program, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) is optimistic about the reality of a low carbon future.
  • Under the umbrella of the City of Edmonton\xe2\x80\x99s climate initiative programs, Lafarge developed a greenhouse gas inventory baseline and set clear and achievable reduction targets.
  • Lafarge has taken that step and hit the ground running.\nLafarge is Canada\xe2\x80\x99s largest provider of sustainable construction materials and a member of the global group, LafargeHolcim.
  • With 6,000 employees and 350 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WeissLaw LLP Reminds CNBKA, HWCC, SVBI, and VKIN Shareholders About Its Ongoing Investigations

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10:34pm

Under the terms of the all-cash merger agreement, Century shareholders will receive $115.28 in cash for each share of Century common stock that they hold.

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  • Under the terms of the all-cash merger agreement, Century shareholders will receive $115.28 in cash for each share of Century common stock that they hold.
  • Under the terms of the merger agreement, HWCC shareholders will receive $5.30 in cash for each share of HWCC common stock that they hold.
  • CEI currently owns approximately 62% of VKIN\'s issued and outstanding common shares.
  • If you own VKINshares and wish to discuss this investigation or your rights, please call us or visit our website: https://www.weisslawllp.com/vkin/\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shareholder-alert-weisslaw-llp-r...\n'

Liquid Flux Market Expanding at 7% CAGR; Digitalization across Industries Enabling Growth: Fact.MR

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:30pm

Studies indicate that larger manufacturing companies within the electronic sector are likelier to place order in bulk.

Key Points: 
  • Studies indicate that larger manufacturing companies within the electronic sector are likelier to place order in bulk.
  • Besides this, consistently rising demand from industries such as automotive, aerospace & defense, and others will enable the market gain impetus in the coming years.\n"There is immense focus on exploring untapped opportunities among liquid flux market players.
  • As they aim for competitive advantage, their focus on strategic collaborations and merger & acquisitions will increase.
  • This directly affected the liquid flux market.\nOn the other hand, rapid technological developments and rising investments in the semiconductor assembly have created new opportunities in the market.

GCF Launches "FinVal" Business Valuation Technology Platform for Financial Advisors

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --GCF Valuation, the industry\'s largest privately held business valuation company, announced today the launch of FinVal, a new technology-based business valuation platform custom designed for financial advisors.

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  • b'TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --GCF Valuation, the industry\'s largest privately held business valuation company, announced today the launch of FinVal, a new technology-based business valuation platform custom designed for financial advisors.
  • This comprehensive, yet easy to use digital platform will enable financial advisors to provide business owners with comprehensive business valuations to better engage with new, high-potential prospects, as well as provide more comprehensiv financial planning advice and guidance to business owner clients.\nFinVal provides an easy, quick and intuitive way to digitally access valuation services to create comprehensive valuations.
  • Additionally, FinVal provides access to experts in valuation, M&A, business brokering, SBA lending and more to position financial advisors as the go to resource for business and exit planning implementation steps.\n"There are over 30 million business owners in the US alone that are a highly desirable client segment for financial advisors," said Steve Mize, co-founder and Partner of GCF.
  • "\nTo learn more about FinVal and download this research report, log onto http://www.GValue.com/FinVal\nCreated by the business valuation experts at GCF, the largest privately owned business valuation company in the US, FinVal is a customized technology platform designed specifically to support financial advisors in helping their business owner clients better understand the value of their business for financial planning decisions, advice and guidance.

Cision's 2021 Global State of the Media Report Reveals Top Trends Impacting Journalists and PR Pros

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:05pm

Nearly half (46%) of journalists worldwide predict a continued deterioration of freedom of the press over the next three years.

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  • Nearly half (46%) of journalists worldwide predict a continued deterioration of freedom of the press over the next three years.
  • *\nJournalists are both overwhelmed and underwhelmed by pitches.PR pros need to build highly targeted media lists.
  • Register for the webinar .\nCision conducted its 2021 State of the Media Survey between February 1 and March 1, 2021.
  • The survey was also available to media professionals in the PR Newswire for Journalists database.

Sealy Voted Most Trusted Mattress Brand By American Shoppers According To 2021 BrandSpark American Trust Study

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:01pm

b'LEXINGTON, Ky., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Tempur Sealy International, Inc.(NYSE: TPX, "Company" or "Tempur Sealy"), the company synonymous with innovation in the mattress industry, today announced that Sealy has been voted America\'s Most Trusted Mattress Brand according to the 2021 BrandSpark American Trust Study*.

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  • b'LEXINGTON, Ky., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Tempur Sealy International, Inc.(NYSE: TPX, "Company" or "Tempur Sealy"), the company synonymous with innovation in the mattress industry, today announced that Sealy has been voted America\'s Most Trusted Mattress Brand according to the 2021 BrandSpark American Trust Study*.
  • We are honored that this commitment has earned Sealy the trust of more Americans than any other mattress brand," said Scott Thompson, Tempur Sealy Chairman and CEO.\nSealy recently unveiledits new mattress collections, with a simplified portfolio that now includes Sealy Essentials, Posturepedic and Posturepedic Plus product lines.
  • With millions of mattresses sold worldwide every year, Sealy is improving sleep one satisfied consumer at a time.\n*Voted most trusted mattress brand by American shoppers based on the 2021 BrandSpark American Trust Study.\n**Sealy ranked top U.S. bedding producer in 2019 by Furniture Today based on estimated wholesale shipments.
  • Sealy includes Sealy- and Stearns & Foster-branded shipments.\nTempur Sealyis committed to improving the sleep of more people, every night, all around the world.

Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire PPD, Inc., a Leading Clinical Research Organization

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

b'Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding$30 billion.

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  • b'Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding$30 billion.
  • Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.
  • Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon.
  • For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .\nPPD is a leading global clinical research organization providing broad, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.