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M&A Disputes to Boom as Complex Deal Structures and Evolving Economic Conditions Define Soaring Market, New BRG Research Finds

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 2:07am

Those factors include innovative deal structures, new investment vehicles, advances in technology and rapidly changing economic conditions.

Key Points: 
  • Those factors include innovative deal structures, new investment vehicles, advances in technology and rapidly changing economic conditions.
  • Outside contributors come from leading firms including Akin Gump, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Latham & Watkins, to name a few.
  • Disputes often arise in complex cross-border deals triggering many jurisdictions; however, some markets, including China, South Korea and the US, are considered historically more litigious.
  • We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what's next.

TPG Pace Solutions Corp. Shareholders Approve Vacasa Business Combination

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

TPG Pace Solutions Corp. (TPG Pace Solutions or TPGS) (NYSE:TPGS), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced that in a special meeting held on November 30, 2021, its shareholders voted to approve the proposals required to complete its combination with Vacasa Holdings LLC.

Key Points: 
  • TPG Pace Solutions Corp. (TPG Pace Solutions or TPGS) (NYSE:TPGS), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced that in a special meeting held on November 30, 2021, its shareholders voted to approve the proposals required to complete its combination with Vacasa Holdings LLC.
  • We are pleased to see the broad investor support for our business combination with TPG Pace Solutions.
  • In Summer 2021, Vacasa entered into an agreement to become a publicly traded company through a business combination with TPG Pace Solutions Corp. (NYSE: TPGS; TPGS or TPG Pace Solutions), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Interested parties should refer to the definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed by Vacasa, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for important information regarding TPG Pace Solutions, Vacasa and the proposed business combination.

Museum of American Finance to Present Virtual Panel on “SPACs: The New IPO?”

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:14pm

On December 7, the Museum of American Finance will present SPACs: The New IPO?, a timely virtual panel discussion with industry leaders involved in different aspects of taking companies public.

Key Points: 
  • On December 7, the Museum of American Finance will present SPACs: The New IPO?, a timely virtual panel discussion with industry leaders involved in different aspects of taking companies public.
  • Participants will discuss the role of SPACs as an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional IPO, including:
    Trends in SPAC structures (e.g.
  • The panel discussion will be moderated by Sonali Basak, Global Wall Street Correspondent for Bloomberg Television.
  • The Museum is dedicated to educating the public on finance and financial history through exhibits, financial literacy programs and public events.

TPG Pace Solutions Expected to Close Combination with Vacasa on December 6, 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

The entire Vacasa team is excited to take the next step in our corporate journey to become a publicly traded company as we near the expected closing of our business combination with TPG Pace Solutions, said Matt Roberts, CEO of Vacasa.

Key Points: 
  • The entire Vacasa team is excited to take the next step in our corporate journey to become a publicly traded company as we near the expected closing of our business combination with TPG Pace Solutions, said Matt Roberts, CEO of Vacasa.
  • Upon closing, the combined company is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol VCSA beginning December 7, 2021.
  • In Summer 2021, Vacasa entered into an agreement to become a publicly traded company through a business combination with TPG Pace Solutions Corp. (NYSE: TPGS; TPGS or TPG Pace Solutions), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Interested parties should refer to the definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed by Vacasa, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for important information regarding TPG Pace Solutions, Vacasa and the proposed business combination.

TPG Pace Solutions Corp. Announces Delisting From NYSE in Connection With Closing of Vacasa Business Combination

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 1:15am

The Nasdaq listing and NYSE delisting are subject to the closing of the business combination and fulfillment of all Nasdaq listing requirements.

Key Points: 
  • The Nasdaq listing and NYSE delisting are subject to the closing of the business combination and fulfillment of all Nasdaq listing requirements.
  • The closing of the business combination is subject to the approval of TPG Pace Solutions shareholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.
  • This communication contains trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights of Vacasa, TPG Pace Solutions and other companies, which are the property of their respective owners.
  • Due to known and unknown risks, actual results may differ materially from TPG Pace Solutions or Vacasas expectations or projections.

Satellite Remains an Essential Element of Video Distribution Alongside the Growth of OTT

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 5:06am

The Forum opened with a look at Satellite Trends and Forecasts Post-Covid with Caleb Henry, Senior Analyst, Quilty Analytics.

Key Points: 
  • The Forum opened with a look at Satellite Trends and Forecasts Post-Covid with Caleb Henry, Senior Analyst, Quilty Analytics.
  • With digital video making up 70% of internet traffic, satellite remains the essential and enabling technology, with the ubiquity, reach and economics to serve the networks.
  • About the Asia Video Industry Association:
    The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and satellite ecosystem in Asia Pacific.
  • It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members.

Horizon and MERJ Launch ‘Upstream’ Securities Exchange and Trading App for Novel Digital Assets, Securities and NFTs

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:05pm

Upstream is the worlds first digital asset securities market built on the Ethereum blockchain and operated under a fully-fledged securities exchange license and regulations.

Key Points: 
  • Upstream is the worlds first digital asset securities market built on the Ethereum blockchain and operated under a fully-fledged securities exchange license and regulations.
  • Upstream represents what we believe to be a powerful next step forward in trading digital securities, said Horizon CEO Brian Collins.
  • Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market, is a fully regulated global stock exchange for digital securities.
  • MERJ Exchange (MERJ) operates Upstream as a fully regulated and licensed integrated securities exchange, clearing system and depository for digital and non-digital securities.

Chinese EV Ride-Hailing Service Provider Said to Mull $1 Billion U.S. SPAC Deal

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 5:08pm

BMKP is one of the few top service providers with 252 ride-hailing service licenses in China.

Key Points: 
  • BMKP is one of the few top service providers with 252 ride-hailing service licenses in China.
  • The company is headquartered in Wuhan, a central city in China, and its business segments include intra-city and inter-city ride-hailing.
  • BMKP will become the second Chinese ride-hailing service provider to land on the U.S. stock market after Didi if the process goes smoothly.
  • Throughout 2020, the U.S. stock market has completed a total of 237 SPAC IPO projects, raising a record amount of US$83.3 billion.

EventVestor SPAC Lifecycle Data Now Available on Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:13pm

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EventVestor, a leader in corporate events data, has today announced that its SPAC Lifecycle Data is instantly accessible to Bloomberg Data License customers via the Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point as a part of its Alternative Data Catalog.

Key Points: 
  • PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EventVestor, a leader in corporate events data, has today announced that its SPAC Lifecycle Data is instantly accessible to Bloomberg Data License customers via the Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point as a part of its Alternative Data Catalog.
  • Discovering and accessing these datasets through the Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point allows Bloomberg Data License clients to easily integrate high-value, time sensitive SPACs data into their investment research, risk management, and trading decisions.
  • "Making this dataset available through Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point will facilitate even smarter and broader use cases across the multiple segments of the asset management industry."
  • Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point is Bloomberg's web-based data marketplace that allows Data License clients to easily discover, access and immediately use high-quality, market leading content from both Bloomberg and third-party providers.

Startup Employees Say Equity Education Is a Key Benefit for Joining and Staying but Companies Fail to Provide It

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 1:00pm

As the startup communitys largest equity advocate, Secfi launched a study to identify current trends and opportunities for companies to help employees understand and make the most of their equity.

Key Points: 
  • As the startup communitys largest equity advocate, Secfi launched a study to identify current trends and opportunities for companies to help employees understand and make the most of their equity.
  • 75% of startup employees say stock options were an important reason they joined their company and 92% have taken a personal financial risk to own their options.
  • 57% of companies did not provide the key details necessary for employees to understand their equity.
  • Additionally, startup employees state equity education as a key motivator for joining, staying, and engaging.