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Medical Properties Trust Announces Pricing of €500,000,000 0.993% Senior Notes Due 2026

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:14pm

The Notes will mature on October 15, 2026 and priced with a coupon of 0.993%.

Key Points: 
  • The Notes will mature on October 15, 2026 and priced with a coupon of 0.993%.
  • The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the Issuers, guaranteed by the Company.
  • The Issuers intend to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the redemption of all of their outstanding 4.000% senior unsecured notes due 2022.
  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities.

Columbia Banking System and Bank of Commerce Holdings Announce Shareholder and Regulatory Approvals and Anticipated Merger Closing Date

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:01pm

TACOMA, WA and SACRAMENTO, CALIF., Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB, Columbia), the holding company for Columbia State Bank, and Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ: BOCH, Bank of Commerce), the holding company for Merchants Bank of Commerce, today jointly announced approval by Bank of Commerce shareholders for their proposed merger, and the receipt of all required regulatory approvals.

Key Points: 
  • TACOMA, WA and SACRAMENTO, CALIF., Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB, Columbia), the holding company for Columbia State Bank, and Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ: BOCH, Bank of Commerce), the holding company for Merchants Bank of Commerce, today jointly announced approval by Bank of Commerce shareholders for their proposed merger, and the receipt of all required regulatory approvals.
  • Ninety-eight percent of the Bank of Commerce Holdings common shares voting at Bank of Commerces special meeting voted in favor of the merger, representing more than 63% of all outstanding Bank of Commerce Holdings common shares.
  • Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) is the holding company of Columbia State Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank with locations throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
  • Bank of Commerce Holdings is a bank holding company headquartered in Sacramento, California and is the parent company for Merchants Bank of Commerce (the Bank).

Medical Properties Trust Announces Euro-Denominated Public Offering of Senior Notes

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 8:24am

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the Company or MPT) (NYSE: MPW) announced today that its operating partnership, MPT Operating Partnership, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), and MPT Finance Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Operating Partnership (MPT Finance and, together with the Operating Partnership, the Issuers), intend to commence a benchmark offering of senior notes (the Notes), subject to market and other conditions.

Key Points: 
  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the Company or MPT) (NYSE: MPW) announced today that its operating partnership, MPT Operating Partnership, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), and MPT Finance Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Operating Partnership (MPT Finance and, together with the Operating Partnership, the Issuers), intend to commence a benchmark offering of senior notes (the Notes), subject to market and other conditions.
  • The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the Issuers, guaranteed by the Company.
  • Barclays, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan will act as joint book-running managers for the offering.
  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities.

Sierra Income Corporation To Merge With Barings BDC, Inc. And Combined Company To Be Managed By Barings LLC

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 9:22pm

The combined company, which will remain externally managed by Barings LLC, is expected to have approximately $2.2 billion of investments on a pro forma basis.

Key Points: 
  • The combined company, which will remain externally managed by Barings LLC, is expected to have approximately $2.2 billion of investments on a pro forma basis.
  • In addition, Barings LLC will pay $100 million in cash, or approximately $0.98 per share, directly to Sierra stockholders at closing.
  • Following the Transaction, Barings BDC's pro forma equity base is expected to be approximately $1.3 billion and Barings BDC stockholders and Sierra stockholders are expected to own approximately 58.7% and 41.3%, respectively, of the combined company.
  • "We are very excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement to purchase Sierra Income Corporation.

DGAP-News: Loop Industries, Inc.: Evian Unveils 100% rPET Bottles Created by Loop Industries' Innovative Recycling Technology

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:06pm

- Bringing to life the innovative concept, the prototype bottles have been renamed 'evian Loop' to highlight each bottles recycling potential to remain in the circular economy loop, aligned to evian's 2025 commitment to circularity.

Key Points: 
  • - Bringing to life the innovative concept, the prototype bottles have been renamed 'evian Loop' to highlight each bottles recycling potential to remain in the circular economy loop, aligned to evian's 2025 commitment to circularity.
  • This innovative technology allows more plastic to be kept in use, reduces reliance on fossil fuels and avoids the creation of new plastic.
  • To bring to life this latest concept, evian has renamed its prototype bottles to 'evian Loop' to highlight each bottle's recycling potential.
  • The caps and labels on evian's bottles are not produced from the same type of plastic (rPET) that is used to produce their bottles.

BowX Acquisition Corp. Announces Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement and Sets October 19, 2021 for Stockholder Meeting to Vote on Business Combination with WeWork

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:30pm

The definitive proxy statement contains important information about the proposed business combination contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 25, 2021, by and between BowX, BowX Merger Subsidiary Corp. and WeWork.

Key Points: 
  • The definitive proxy statement contains important information about the proposed business combination contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 25, 2021, by and between BowX, BowX Merger Subsidiary Corp. and WeWork.
  • BowX has engaged Morrow Sodali LLC ("Morrow Sodali") as its proxy solicitor in connection with the Special Meeting.
  • The business combination is expected to close on or about October 21, 2021, subject to BowX stockholder approval and the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.
  • Neither WeWork nor BowX gives any assurance that either WeWork or BowX, or the combined company, will achieve its expectations.

Astrea Acquisition Corp. Files Preliminary Proxy Statement in Connection With Its Proposed Business Combination With HotelPlanner.com and Reservations.com

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

The preliminary proxy statement provides important information about the parties and the proposed business combination but remains subject to change.

Key Points: 
  • The preliminary proxy statement provides important information about the parties and the proposed business combination but remains subject to change.
  • Copies of the proxy materials can also be obtained, when available, without charge, from HotelPlanners website at http://www.hotelplanner.com/investors and https://www.astreaacquisitioncorp.com/ .
  • Stockholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read the proxy statement carefully before making any voting or investment decisions.
  • This press release shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed business combination.

Gryphon Digital Mining Launches First Batch of Its 7,200 S19j Pro Antminers

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:57pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gryphon Digital Mining ("Gryphon", "Gryphon Mining", or the "Company"), announced today that the first batch of its 7,200 S19J Pro Antminers have been installed and are now mining bitcoin. This is transformational for the company as it transitions from an aspirational bitcoin miner to a producer and is yet another milestone in the company's goal to be the industry-leading bitcoin miner with a zero carbon footprint.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gryphon Digital Mining ("Gryphon", "Gryphon Mining", or the "Company"), announced today that the first batch of its 7,200 S19J Pro Antminers have been installed and are now mining bitcoin.
  • The purchase of the S19j Pro miners represents an exciting and significant step forward in Gryphon Digital Mining's strategic initiative to increase its bitcoin hash rate, while simultaneously maintaining a negative carbon footprint.
  • The S19j Pro is the latest model from Bitmain that was released this summer.
  • To learn more about Gryphon, please visit https://gryphondigitalmining.com/ .About Gryphon Digital Mining
    Gryphon Digital Miningis a Bitcoin mining operation with zero carbon footprint.

Three Valley Copper Initiates Exploration Drilling Program at MTV

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 1:25pm

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (TSXV: TVC) Three Valley Copper Corp. (Three Valley Copper or the Company) is excited to announce the commencement of its 2021 near mine exploration drilling program on its 91.1% owned Minera Tres Valles (MTV) property near Salamanca, Region de Coquimbo, Chile.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (TSXV: TVC) Three Valley Copper Corp. (Three Valley Copper or the Company) is excited to announce the commencement of its 2021 near mine exploration drilling program on its 91.1% owned Minera Tres Valles (MTV) property near Salamanca, Region de Coquimbo, Chile.
  • Our drill program will test high-potential copper targets located between Don Gabriel and Papomono, which sit approximately 3 kilometers apart.
  • MTV believes that similar geophysical characteristics elsewhere in the district may be mapping similar copper-mineralized rock helping to frame drill targets for the upcoming program.
  • Three Valley Copper, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is focused on growing copper production from, and further exploration of, its primary asset, Minera Tres Valles.

DISCO Announces Pricing of Secondary Public Offering of Common Stock

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 5:37am

CS Disco, Inc. ( DISCO ) (NYSE:LAW), today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 5,500,000 shares of common stock by certain stockholders of DISCO (the Selling Stockholders) at a price of $53.00 per share.

Key Points: 
  • CS Disco, Inc. ( DISCO ) (NYSE:LAW), today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 5,500,000 shares of common stock by certain stockholders of DISCO (the Selling Stockholders) at a price of $53.00 per share.
  • The Selling Stockholders have also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 550,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.
  • J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities Inc. are acting as lead book-running managers and representatives for the underwriters for the offering.
  • The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement relating to the offering.