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MedPro Group Acquires Renewal Rights for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Healthcare Professional Liability Business

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 ottobre 2019

MedPro Group (“MedPro”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (“SRCS”) to acquire the renewal rights to SRCS’s Healthcare Professional Liability book of business effective October 11, 2019.The agreement includes Hospital and Senior Care accounts underwritten by SRCS from the US, as well as US Hospital and International Healthcare Professional Liability accounts underwritten by SRCS from London and other offices around the world.Current SRCS policyholders will be eligible to receive renewal offers from MedPro and its affiliates upon the expiration of their policies. To help ensure seamless service, several key members of the SRCS healthcare team are joining MedPro.MedPro CEO Tim Kenesey added that “more healthcare providers choose MedPro over any other insurer because of our century-long commitment to delivering unsurpassed peace of mind, expertise and choice to healthcare providers and organizations. And, as Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman Warren Buffett has said, ‘MedPro is also now a favored solution for owners of healthcare liability insurers who seek the world’s most stable home for their policyholders in an increasingly unstable healthcare liability landscape.’”

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The LEGO Group to Pilot New Program LEGO® Replay in the United States

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 ottobre 2019

The LEGO Group announced the launch of LEGO® Replay, a pilot program that will accept any and all previously used LEGO bricks and donate them to children’s non-profits in the United States. The effort is a collaboration with Give Back Box, Teach For America, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.The process is simple: collect any loose LEGO bricks, sets, or elements, place them into a cardboard box, and visit to print out a free UPS shipping label. The package will be sent to the Give Back Box facility, where each brick will be sorted, inspected by hand, and given a rigorous cleaning. This process is possible because LEGO bricks are made from high-quality, durable materials, designed to be used for generations.
“We know people don’t throw away their LEGO bricks,” said Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group. “The vast majority hand them down to their children or grandchildren. But others have asked us for a safe way to dispose of or to donate their bricks. With Replay, they have an easy option that’s both sustainable and socially impactful.”Brooks and his team spent the past three years working on the project to ensure the process met the highest quality and safety standards and adhered to U.S. regulations. They then connected with Give Back Box, a charity dedicated to “recycling” 11 million tons of unused clothing, footwear, and other textiles that end up in U.S. landfills each year.
“I am excited to join the LEGO Group in this pilot program,” said Monika Wiela, founder of Give Back Box. “Growing up in Poland, I didn’t have many toys as a child, so this collaboration is rather personal for me. What’s better than giving a child the gift of play? For us, the number of donations we receive is critical to a successful campaign, so we’ve made it as easy as possible for folks at home to send in their idle bricks.”Teach For America will receive the majority of the elements and will provide them to thousands of classrooms across the country.“Learning through play can have a tremendous impact on a child’s cognitive development. Through play, children develop fine motor skills, think creatively, and can learn how to problem solve through teamwork,” said Susan Asiyanbi, Teach For America’s chief operating and program officer. “But not everyone has access to such resources. LEGO Replay, and the instructional resources they provide educators, will help give more students access to this opportunity.” Bricks will also be sent to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston for their after-school programs. Both non-profits can expect to receive the first shipments in November 2019. Once the pilot is complete in spring 2020, the LEGO Group will evaluate a possible expansion of the program.

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Info-Tech Research Group Announces Exceptional Start to Member Acquisition in Australia and New Zealand

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 settembre 2019

Info-Tech Research Group, which launched operations in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) in early 2019 with a new office opening in Sydney, has announced an exceptional start, with the launch of multiple client engagements and new member acquisitions in the region.Already serving more than 100 members in ANZ, Info-Tech Research Group is further solidifying its regional focus with a strong local presence, designed to cater to a mix of medium-sized and large enterprises. Some of Info-Tech Research Group’s ANZ members include Flight Centre Travel Group, Inchcape, Ports of Auckland and Toyota.Info-Tech Research Group is a fast-growing information technology research and advisory company, serving more than 30,000 IT professionals all over the world. With the launch of operations in ANZ, Info-Tech Research Group is now able to provide incisive insights that will help CIOs and IT leaders in ANZ to drive measurable results in the areas of IT strategy, data analytics, and network and communication infrastructure.In particular, Info-Tech Research Group’s unique offerings such as IT Workshops have proven successful in the ANZ region. The Workshops are an innovative approach to IT consulting, designed to help solve pressing IT problems and complete key initiatives over the course of just five working days. Workshops help organizations work through critical project deliverables using Info-Tech Research Group’s research analysts and experts. This learning-based approach has appealed to the inherently pragmatic, problem-solving approach adopted widely by many CIOs across the ANZ region.

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Kaan Terzioglu Appointed to Digicel Group Board

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 giugno 2019

Kaan Terzioglu has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Digicel Group, it was announced today.Recognised as one of the industry’s digital trailblazers, Kaan’s four year tenure from April 2015 to March 2019 at the helm of Turkcell saw him conceiving and driving the company’s successful transformation from telecoms provider to digital operator and recording all-time high revenues and EBITDA at the Group level in the company’s latest full year results. Kaan was recognised for this standout achievement as the recipient of the GSMA’s 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Mobile Industry Award.In welcoming Kaan to the board, Digicel Group Chairman, Denis O’Brien, said: “Our customers want to live their best digital lives – and when it comes to digital transformation leadership and success – quite simply, no one can match Kaan’s expertise. As our journey to becoming a digital lifestyle partner for our customers gathers pace, Kaan’s foresight and insight will be invaluable to our team and we are delighted to have him join the Digicel family.” Commenting on his appointment, Kaan Terzioglu, said: “With well invested LTE and fibre networks and a compelling content and app portfolio, Digicel is well positioned to make its digital ambitions a powerful and transformational reality for customers. It’s an exciting time to be joining an exciting company.”

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Tycoon Global Blockchain Real Estate Group Announced a US$4.5 Million Project

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 Mag 2019

Tycoon Global planned to establish 6 villas on this block of land, and each villa includes 4 bedrooms, 3 toilets and 2 garages. It is located in the bustling Upper East Side in Melbourne and with the good natural conditions, which has become one of the best areas in Melbourne. As real estate is the key to developing business hub in the State of Victoria, Australian Government has already invested 600 million Australian dollars for upgrading the living facilities in this area since 2016.The real estate project is adjacent to the largest shopping centre, Eastland Shopping Centre in the East Area of Melbourne. A total of 350 stores offering everything from luxury goods to daily home products are located in this shopping centre, and moreover, the people here can enjoy the foods from all over the world. In addition to that, this shopping centre is rapidly expanding, which is also an interesting proposition for all the potential investors setting their eyes on the adjacent real estate plot.The owners of dwelling units in this area would also have access to lots of high-quality educational institutes, including primary schools and middle schools, such as Eastwood School, which is only 280m from the project area, and Tintern School, which is only 680m from the project area. The real estate project also boasts of very convenient transportation options, as the closest urban rail transit station is at only 12 minutes of walking distance, and the entrance of M3 eastern expressway is only 1,200m from the project area.The ambitious real estate project is already in high demand due to multiple advantages. According to the REA 2018 statistical data of the largest real estate data company in Australia, the average demand of the real properties on this plot has 220% of the average demand in the State of Victoria.Dr. Zhong Jian, CEO of Tycoon Global, showed that this project was planned to be launched in June 2019 and the sale will officially begin in July. Each individual villa will be priced at around US $750,000, which makes these some of the most exclusive and valuable properties in Victoria for self-occupation and investment. Besides, this project accepts payment of TCT (Tycoon Chain Token). This also reflects the Tycoon Global principle of landing first and zoology second. Tycoon Global will keep conducting real estate development and reforming the traditional real estate industry chain with blockchain technology based on the excellent profitability. “Sustainable profitability is the basis for us to embrace the new technology to update the industry chain of real estate, and it also makes us different from other blockchain companies.” said Dr. Zhong.

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Vishay Precision Group Announces Annual Meeting Location and Webcast

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 Mag 2019

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), a leading producer of precision sensors and sensor-based systems, today announced that it will host a webcast allowing interested parties to listen to its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 16, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. The Annual Meeting will be held at The Desmond Hotel, One Liberty Boulevard, Malvern, PA. Vishay Precision Group’s 2018 Annual Report and its 2019 Proxy Statement may be downloaded from the investor page of its website at parties are invited to access the annual meeting, via telephone, in listen-only mode, toll free at 1-877-513-4180 or internationally at 1-412-902-4149.
A replay will be available approximately one hour after the completion of the call by calling toll-free 1-877-344-7529 or internationally 1-412-317-0088, using the conference number: 10130495. The replay will also be available for a limited time on the investor relations page of the VPG website at Precision Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based measurements systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of foil technology products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company’s force sensors products and its weighing and control systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at

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S & P promuove Europcar Mobility Group a “BB”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 aprile 2019

Nel 2019 Europcar Mobility Group continuerà a rafforzare la propria presenza internazionale (ne è un esempio l’acquisizione dei franchisee in Finlandia e Norvegia attualmente in corso), potenziando nel contempo le soluzioni per la mobilità cittadina (attraverso Brand come Ubeeqo e Scooty) e investendo in tecnologia per favorire il processo di digitalizzazione dei sistemi operativi e della customer journey.Con queste prospettive lo scorso il 15 Aprile Europcar Mobility Group ha annunciato il lancio di un’offerta di obbligazioni del valore di 450 milioni di Euro con scadenza nel 2026 e un aumento del revolving credit facility (RCF) pari a 150 milioni di euro, al fine di rifinanziare integralmente il prestito obbligazionario di 600 milioni di euro in scadenza nel 2022.Oltre all’innalzamento dei rating del credito a lungo termine, S & P e Moody’s hanno assegnato una valutazione positiva anche al prestito obbligazionario di 450 Milioni di Euro con scadenza al 2026
Europcar Mobility Group è uno dei principali player nel mercato della mobilità ed è quotato alla borsa Euronext a Parigi.
La mission di Europcar Mobility Group è quella di essere la prima “società di servizi di mobilità” offrendo alternative vantaggiose all’auto di proprietà, con una vasta gamma di servizi legati alla mobilità: noleggio auto e furgoni, noleggio con conducente, car-sharing e peer-to-peer.

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DLA Piper con 2 Ride Holding nell’acquisizione di Nolan group

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 aprile 2019

Lo studio legale internazionale DLA Piper ha assistito il fondo di investimento francese Eurazeo PE e la sua controllata 2 Ride Holding nel perfezionamento dell’accordo di acquisizione delle azioni di Helmet Invest SpA, holding del gruppo Nolan, produttore italiano di caschi ed accessori da moto e con società controllate in Francia e Germania.
Il gruppo francese controllato da 2 Ride Holding è già proprietario del marchio Shark (caschi da moto) ed è attivo nel settore delle due ruote e degli accessori outdoor. L’operazione è soggetta alle necessarie autorizzazioni antitrust.DLA Piper ha agito con un team multidisciplinare coordinato dal partner Goffredo Guerra con Christian Iannaccone e Silvana Bonazzi per gli aspetti di natura corporate e coadiuvato dal partner Christian Montinari con Carlotta Benigni e Benedetta Lunghi, per i profili tax e la strutturazione dell’operazione. Hanno inoltre prestato supporto Benedetta Girardi, il partner Gualtiero Luca Dragotti per i profili connessi alla proprietà intellettuale ed alla privacy, i partner Paolo Foppiani e Carmen Chierchia per i profili di diritto immobiliare ed ambientali ed il partner Federico Strada per i profili giuslavoristici. In Francia il socio Xavier Norlain ha assistito per gli aspetti corporate, la socia Fanny Combourieu per gli aspetti fiscali e la socia Manon Maud per il finanziamento. In Germania hanno operato il socio Andreas Füchsel per gli aspetti corporate ed il socio Konrad Rohde per gli aspetti fiscali.

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Heritage Group partecipa al 75% in Bucksense Inc.Acotel Group

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 aprile 2019

Monaco. Bucksense è un fornitore di servizi negli Stati Uniti con sedi a New York, Madrid, Roma e Mumbai, attraverso una piattaforma di Programmatic Advertising per inserzionisti e agenzie che cercano di costruire la notorietà del proprio brand in house. Bucksense offre agli operatori di marketing il controllo sul media buying con un’interfaccia diretta e semplice. La Creative Suite di Bucksense è una delle prime soluzioni creative pubblicitarie self-service al mondo che sfrutta i dati tipici del Programmatic. I formati degli annunci cosiddetti ‘responsive’ consentono agli utenti di intraprendere percorsi multipli (cambiare argomenti, prenotare appuntamenti, fare opt-out, ecc.) all’interno del banner stesso, generando così campagne intelligenti, capaci di guidare l’inserzionista al miglioramento dei risultati. “Il Programmatic è stato un punto di svolta nella pubblicità online e ha radicalmente trasformato in meglio il modo in cui gli inserzionisti e gli editori interagiscono” ha dichiarato Lefebvre. “Il Programmatic Advertising – ha continuato “è uno strumento estremamente potente in continua evoluzione, ma tutte le sue sfaccettature mantengono un comune denominatore: l’efficienza. In Silversea abbiamo iniziato a investire moltissimo nella comunicazione digitale 6 anni fa, essendo uno dei pionieri nel settore delle crociere e ora la nostra holding Heritage sta realizzando questo investimento come ulteriore affermazione della nostra ferma convinzione che il mondo digitale in cui viviamo è un mondo migliore e lo sarà, ancor di più, grazie a piattaforme come quella di Bucksense che, in piena trasparenza, soddisfa le esigenze di una clientela sempre più sofisticata”.
Il CEO e Fondatore di Bucksense, Cristian Carnevale, ha aggiunto: “Bucksense è stata fondata nel 2012 perché abbiamo intuito la necessità dei brand di riprendere il controllo della loro spesa pubblicitaria e della qualità. Il fatto che Heritage Group abbia deciso di sostenere finanziariamente il nostro impegno mi dà garanzia che Bucksense diventerà presto una presenza leader e rivoluzionaria nel settore del Programmatic Advertising.”
Heritage Group è una società di investimento presieduta da Manfredi Lefebvre che investe in diversi settori tra cui, tra gli altri, Turismo, Leisure & Hospitality e altre differenti attività. Heritage ha trasformato Silversea Cruises, l’azienda familiare fondata dal padre di Manfredi nel 1994, nella linea di crociere di lusso di maggior successo al mondo con un’organizzazione globale, una flotta di 9 navi e altre 5 in costruzione/ordine. Heritage ha venduto la quota di maggioranza di Silversea a Royal Caribbean nell’estate 2018 con un valore d’impresa di oltre 2 miliardi di dollari e recentemente ha reinvestito parte del capitale netto nell’acquisizione dell’85% di quella che è senza dubbio considerata la compagnia di viaggi di lusso più apprezzata al mondo, Abercrombie and Kent.

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ASG Technologies Announces an Alliance with Menta Group

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 marzo 2019

ASG Technologies Group, Inc., a trusted provider of proven solutions for information access, management and control for the world’s top enterprises, has announced the integrator Menta Group as their new business ally for Chile and Peru. The resale agreement will cover the entire ASG solutions portfolio, including Content Management, Data Intelligence, GDPR and Workload Automation.
According to the executive, the alliance is an important step in the expansion plan of ASG in Chile, where the integrator focuses the majority of its services. “The Chilean market is an important area for our business strategy, and Menta Group, with its knowledge and experience, can help us to understand and address clients in the region. We are already visiting companies and developing joint activities to promote sales and opportunities,” he states.With a track record of servicing companies in the banking and telecommunications sector, Menta Group backs the development and implementation of modern IT environments. “Our mission is to provide cutting-edge services to our clients, providing innovations that help them to make more assertive and intelligent decisions. The ASG solutions will help us to boost our offers, with specific tools for Content Management and Data Intelligence,” says Patricio Herrera, Sales Director and Partner of Menta Group. “We want to introduce these resources into the routine of the companies of Chile and Peru,” he states.To take advantage of all the potential of the alliance, ASG and Menta Group are working together to carry out training and education programs especially developed for the sales team and integrator technicians. “We are starting the process to guide and train Menta executives and experts. The objective is to create value for clients as quickly as possible, with a solid and high-quality relationship,” asserts Oliveira.The alliance initially foresees the resale of solutions for Data Intelligence, which combines cutting-edge tools for Data Lineage, Impact Analysis, Reference Management, Intelligent Catalogs, Auditing and Analytics, as well as Compliance processes for information protection, and Enterprise Content Management, with options to optimize the scalability and integration of data governance processes of companies, which speeds up the processing of personalized documents and facilitates results management. Apart from these solutions, the expectations are for Menta to also work on the line offered by Workload Automation, which adds Scheduling services to automate workloads and process management in corporate routines.Launched in October, the new ASG channel program for Latin America seeks to increase ASG’s reach to strategic allies in the region, including integrators and skilled experts for the offering of the company’s solutions. The plan is to increase the participation of alliances to 40% of the total sales in 2019.

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Change in Catella AB’s (publ) Group Management

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 marzo 2019

Johan Nordenfalk, Chief Operating Officer (COO), will leave his employment and thereby Catella’s Group management for engagement outside of the company.”I would like to thank Johan for his long time and valuable efforts at Catella during the process of change that has been going on in recent years and I wish him all the best with new challenges,” Catella’s CEO Knut Pedersen comments.Johan Nordenfalk remains in his position in order to ensure an orderly handover.

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“Innovation Lab: come generare brevetti in un giorno”: nuovo servizio da Warrant Group

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 4 novembre 2018

Correggio (RE) Warrant Group (Gruppo Tecnoinvestimenti), società leader nella consulenza alle imprese per operazioni di finanza agevolata, preme sull’acceleratore dell’innovazione presentando a Strasburgo, in occasione della TRIZ Future Conference 2018, un nuovo servizio denominato “Innovation Lab”, che consente alle PMI di generare idee brevettabili nell’arco di un solo giorno di lavoro.
Il metodo è stato elaborato da Warrant Innovation Lab, società di Warrant Group che offre, tra gli altri, servizi di Innovation Upgrade, in collaborazione con l’Università degli Studi di Bergamo: a valle di uno studio focalizzato sui temi del Technology Management, i due partner hanno sviluppato un modello operativo che permette alle PMI di velocizzare l’applicazione della nota metodologia TRIZ (Teoria per la Soluzione Inventiva dei Problemi) e generare così innovazione in tempi notevolmente ridotti. Nata nel 1946, TRIZ si è affermata nel tempo per la sua efficacia nel favorire l’innovazione basandosi sull’analisi sistematica dell’evoluzione dei trend tecnologici. Tuttavia, uno dei maggiori ostacoli alla sua diffusione, soprattutto tra le PMI, consiste da sempre nei lunghi e spesso insostenibili tempi di training e di successiva applicazione nonché nell’assenza frequente di competenze specifiche.“Il modello da noi proposto, invece, consente alle aziende non particolarmente strutturate, ad esempio nel settore manifatturiero, di beneficiare della metodologia TRIZ producendo idee meritevoli di brevetto in un intervallo davvero breve di tempo, come dimostrano già due casi applicativi di successo, rispettivamente nei comparti della lavorazione della ceramica e del metallo” spiega Matteo Marusi, Direttore di Warrant Innovation Lab.
In due sessioni di team working condotte nell’arco della medesima giornata, le figure chiave aziendali – sotto la guida dei ricercatori dell’Università degli Studi di Bergamo esperti in TRIZ e con la consulenza tecnologica e di mercato dei professionisti di Warrant Innovation Lab – si confrontano sulle possibili soluzioni a specifici e concreti problemi fino ad arrivare alla selezione di una o più idee già strutturalmente pronte per trasformarsi in brevetti.Il documento è stato presentato proprio nel corso della TRIZ Future Conference, l’evento annuale promosso da ETRIA, l’associazione europea di TRIZ, in occasione del quale esperti e professionisti di tutto il mondo si confrontano su strumenti e programmi a sostegno dei processi innovativi in ambito tecnico ed ingegneristico.

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CEO of Genesis Group, Chinese Leading Financial Institution Specializing in Blockchain

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 ottobre 2018

The DAIBC was held in Kuala Lumpur on September 27-28, 2018. Feng Chi, CEO of Genesis Group, was invited to deliver a speech on the development of the blockchain market in China.From 2013 when China Central Television reported BitCoin for the first time to 2017 when the blockchain hype emerged in China, China’s blockchain market has undergone ups and downs, creating opportunities and challenges.According to 2018 China Blockchain Industry Whitepaper published by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of March 2018, there were 456 companies specializing in blockchain businesses. Before 2013, this number was only 31, but 136 and 178 respectively in 2016 and 2017. These companies fall into several categories, with the financial services being the majority, followed by blockchain solutions, underlying platforms, and blockchain media & communities. So far, the blockchain technology has been applied in areas such as supply-chain finance, credit investigation, product tracing, copyright trading, digital identity and digital evidence.
Genesis Group is a leading financial institution consisting of Genesis Capital, Genesis Lab and Genesis Investment Bank. It provides one-stop service for entrepreneurs in blockchain industry ranging from incubation, funding to investment banking, etc.Genesis Capital is a capital fund under Genesis group for the blockchain industry. Committed to discovering early staged projects with the biggest potential, the team seeks to offer not only investment but consulting as the project grows.Genesis Lab provides incubation designed to foster startups for the world of decentralization. Ranging from legal, regulatory and admin support, technical mentorship to organizational structure, its specialists will pave the path from optimizing whitepapers to first campaign launching for big ideas. Genesis Investment Bank aspires to deliver best-in-class strategic advice and creative financing solutions to our clients, including fundraising, asset management, risk management. In addition, the bank also helps to build brand awareness.

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Exclusive Group: nuovi ed importanti investimenti per la strategia di crescita

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 aprile 2018

PARIGI, FRANCIA Exclusive Group, il distributore di servizi e tecnologie a valore aggiunto (VAST), ha annunciato oggi un nuovo importante investimento da fondi derivanti dalla società di private equity globale Permira che acquisisce una partecipazione di maggioranza all’interno del business.L’operazione assicura finanziamenti e risorse considerevoli, per alimentare la successiva fase di sviluppo e iper-crescita del Gruppo Exclusive, con l’attuale management guidato dal CEO Olivier Breittmayer, focalizzato sull’espansione ulteriore dell’offerta di servizi, del portfolio Vendor e della copertura globale.”Questo investimento consolida e rafforza ulteriormente il nostro obiettivo nel diventare lo specialista globale VAD per la cybersecurity e la migrazione del cloud, ampliando le nostre offerte di servizi a valore e rafforzando la nostra copertura globale”, ha dichiarato Olivier Breittmayer, CEO di Exclusive Group. “Siamo lieti di dare il benvenuto a Permira e al loro team tecnologico, le cui risorse saranno inestimabili per il prossimo capitolo nella storia di Exclusive. Questa partnership preserva e accresce la cultura e il programma aziendale unici, che le nostre persone hanno plasmato nell’ultimo decennio e che rappresentano la chiave del nostro continuo successo”.Il posizionamento e la strategia aziendale unici di Exclusive Group sono incentrati su un modello di valore “globale-locale” che va oltre la portata degli specialisti VAD locali sia oltre l’approccio più ampio e generale dei distributori globali. Per più di un decennio, questo ha portato un successo senza precedenti, individuando due mercati principali (cybersecurity e cloud) con profili di crescita molto elevati. La risultante forte crescita e le acquisizioni strategiche hanno visto un raddoppio del fatturato ogni due anni, culminando nel 2017 con un valore di vendite pari a 1,75 miliardi di euro (+ 38% rispetto ai 1,27 miliardi di euro del 2016).
Michail Zekkos, Partner del team tecnologico di Permira, ha dichiarato: “L’aumento delle minacce e la crescente complessità delle infrastrutture continuano a posizionare il segmento della sicurezza informatica tra i più rapidi in crescita e resilienza del settore IT”.
In un mercato caratterizzato da una elevata velocità di prodotto, riteniamo che il ruolo dei servizi e delle tecnologie a valore aggiunto, ricoperto da Exclusive per la generazione della domanda di canale, diventerà sempre più decisivo nei prossimi anni. Abbiamo seguito nel tempo il crescente successo di Exclusive e non vediamo l’ora di supportarli nel consolidamento della loro posizione unica sul mercato”.La transazione è soggetta alle consuete condizioni e dovrebbe chiudersi nei prossimi mesi.Tra gli advisor coinvolti: Morgan Stanley, Natixis Partners, White & Case, PWC, Fidal KPMG e Goodwin Procter.

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ETF Managers Group Announces MJX Live for Trading on the NYSE

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 dicembre 2017

washingtonWashington. ETF Managers Group LLC (“ETFMG”) announced today that MJX, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF is live and available for trading on the NYSE Arca. This fund is one of the first of its kind available to U.S. investors allowing them access to a unique sector in this rapidly evolving market. MJX is designed to replicate the Prime Alternative Harvest Index, which tracks companies likely to benefit from the increasing global acceptance of various uses of the cannabis plant. This includes treatments from innovative medicinal breakthroughs involving the plant’s unique properties – the result of years of significant research by the global biotech and pharmaceutical community.Sam Masucci, Founder & CEO of ETF Managers Group said: “As an ETF issuer we are excited about opportunities for innovation, the chance to give investors exposure to new markets and doing our part to impact the continued evolution of the ETF industry by meeting the appetite of investor interest.”The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the Prime Alternative Harvest Index. For more information on the Fund please visit: changed to the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF, ticker symbol: MJX. The Fund’s underlying index has been changed to the Prime Alternative Harvest Index which is provided by Prime Indexes and will be calculated by Solactive AG. Information about the index can be found by visiting

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Regal Entertainment Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Cineworld Group PLC

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 dicembre 2017

londonLondon. Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) (“Regal”) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement (“Agreement”) with Cineworld Group PLC (LON: CINE) (“Cineworld”) for Cineworld, the U.K.’s largest cinema operator, to acquire Regal, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the U.S. Under the terms of the Agreement, Regal stockholders are to receive $23.00 in cash for each share of Class A and Class B common stock, for a total transaction value of $5.9 billion, including the assumption of debt and net of cash acquired. The offer price represents a premium of 43.2% over Regal’s 30-day unaffected weighted average share price of $16.06.The transaction has been approved unanimously by Regal’s and Cineworld’s Boards of Directors. The Anschutz Corporation, which owns approximately 67% of the combined voting power of Regal’s outstanding shares of Class A common and Class B common stock, has signed a voting and support agreement to support the transaction. Global City Holdings B.V. (“GCH”) and the trustee of trusts of which Cineworld’s Chairman, Anthony Bloom, is a potential discretionary beneficiary, collectively owning approximately 28.8% of Cineworld’s ordinary shares, have signed irrevocable undertakings to vote in favor of the transaction and rights offering. The transaction is subject to regulatory review, approval by the shareholders of Regal and Cineworld and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.“We are excited to have reached an agreement with Cineworld, at a price that represents a meaningful premium on Regal’s unaffected share price for our shareholders. Since becoming a public company, Regal has focused on delivering superior shareholder value, including return of capital in the form of regular and special dividends,” said Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. “We believe the transaction announced today provides compelling value for our stockholders.”“We believe this partnership with Cineworld will enhance Regal’s ability to deliver a premium movie-going experience for customers and further build upon our strategy of introducing innovative concepts and premium amenities designed to enhance the value of our theatre assets. The combination of our two great companies, Cineworld’s tremendous success in the UK, as well as other markets they have entered since, and Cineworld’s commitment to maintain a strong presence in the US and Knoxville, provide a global platform positioned for continued growth and innovation,” Miles concluded.Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Cineworld Group PLC said, “We have long had high respect for Regal and for its strong position in the largest box office market in the world and we are delighted that the Regal Directors have unanimously approved the agreement. Regal is a great business and provides Cineworld with the optimal platform on which we can continue our growth strategy. Both companies are strongly committed to bring a high end cinematic experience to their customers. Consolidation is an important move forward and the best practices we have successfully rolled out across Europe will be the key driver to continued success. We strongly believe in our strategy which is to create ‘The Best Place to Watch a Movie!’ We have great teams at both Regal and Cineworld and we trust that based on their skills and professionalism we will lead the joint company to become a great success story.”

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MTS Health Investors Completes Recapitalization of Medical Knowledge Group, LLC

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 agosto 2017

medical groupMTS Health Investors, LLC (“MTS”), the New York-based healthcare private equity firm, announced that funds managed by MTS have completed a recapitalization of Medical Knowledge Group, LLC (“Medical Knowledge Group” or the “Company”). Headquartered in New York City, Medical Knowledge Group is an analytics-driven and technology-enabled multi-channel healthcare marketing and communications provider servicing the biopharmaceutical industry. MTS has partnered with Medical Knowledge Group’s existing senior management team to recapitalize the business and to provide additional capital to support future growth. The existing management team will maintain a significant minority ownership position in the Company going forward. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Leon Behar, Medical Knowledge Group’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited to partner with MTS as we enter the next phase of our growth strategy. MTS’s extensive knowledge of the healthcare space and strong network of relationships make them the ideal partner to help us provide additional value to our clients and identify new avenues for growth.” “We are pleased to be partnering with Medical Knowledge Group’s talented leadership team,” said CJ Burnes, Principal with MTS. “The Medical Knowledge Group team has built a clear and differentiated market leader in the technology-enabled medical communications space. The Company has an exceptional reputation for translating complex science into highly effective market shaping strategies through the integration of their marketing and medical expertise with sophisticated data analytics capabilities. We look forward to supporting their continued growth.” MTS Senior Managing Director, Curtis Lane, said, “Our investment in Medical Knowledge Group is consistent with MTS’s investment strategy to proactively identify market leaders in targeted healthcare industry sectors. MTS has spent significant time evaluating opportunities in the technology-enabled pharma services sector and we believe that Medical Knowledge Group represents an ideal investment platform for MTS to provide additional financial and operational resources and to pursue new opportunities for growth.”

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Gordon Brothers Group si espande in America Latina

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 giugno 2016

bostonBOSTON /PRNewswire/ Gordon Brothers Group, società di consulenza, ristrutturazione e investimento specializzata nei settori retail, industriale, immobiliare e dei prodotti di consumo, ha annunciato di essere ora attiva anche in America Latina grazie a nomine dirigenziali strategiche e alla decisiva partnership siglata con Planconsult, società leader in Brasile nel settore della valutazione.Sotto la guida dell’Amministratore Delegato Senior di Gordon Brothers International Rafael Klotz, Alfredo Finotti rivestirà il ruolo di Direttore Esecutivo e Marcos Brandt quello di Direttore Commerciale degli uffici di nuova apertura a San Paolo del Brasile. La partnership stretta con Planconsult sarà gestita da Ronald ed Edgar Salem. Planconsult offre servizi di stima e valutazione commerciale trasversalmente a numerosi settori e comparti industrie. Questa partnership mira ad aumentare le attività di valutazione di Gordon Brothers Group presenti in Nord America, Europa e Asia sostenendo le pratiche di vendita cessione o disposzione e ristrutturazione della filiale brasiliana.”È con particolare entusiasmo che do il benvenuto ad Alfredo, Marcos e al gruppo Planconsult, e alle preziose competenze che faranno confluire nella nostra società”, ha affermato Kenneth Frieze, CEO presso Gordon Brothers Group. “L’America Latina è una delle nostre massime importante priorità. Sono sicuro che la loro esperienza contribuirà a potenziare la nostra crescita strategica in questo promettente mercato”, ha aggiunto.”Il fatto di poter introdurre l’esperienza, le competenze e i servizi di Gordon Brothers in America Latina rappresenta un’opportunità straordinaria; e sono entusiasta dell’impegno della società verso questa regione”, ha affermato Alfredo Finotti, Direttore Esecutivo. “Sarà un enorme piacere entrare a far parte di questo consolidato team internazionale contribuendo a promuovere il successo della società”.”Siamo davvero lieti di lavorare al fianco del team Gordon Brothers e di espandere le nostre competenze sfruttando le loro esperienze in ambito valutativo su scala mondiale”, ha affermato Ronald Salem, Direttore Esecutivo di Planconsult. Finotti vanta all’incirca 35 anni di esperienza nell’ambito del marketing, del retail e dei prodotti di consumo, gestendo le attività di numerosi brand internazionali tra cui Seagram, LVMH, BRASIF, Salton e Westinghouse. Brandt ha accumulato oltre 25 anni di esperienza nel campo dei prodotti di consumo, incluse le importazioni e la distribuzione a tutti i livelli del retail brasiliano.

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Nuova strategia e organizzazione per Europ Assistance Group

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 novembre 2015

tassi interesseEurop Assistance, Compagnia del Gruppo Generali, lancia “We Connect” un modo del tutto nuovo di approcciarsi al mercato dell’assistenza dove opera da oltre 40 anni, per migliorare la vita delle persone offrendo servizi e soluzioni a situazioni difficili e stressanti.
Tre sono i punti chiave di questa strategia: i clienti, le nuove tecnologie e l’internazionalizzazione dell’offerta per diventare un Gruppo sempre più globale e efficace a livello internazionale. Si parte dalla centralità del cliente, perché essere collegati con i clienti vuol dire offrire nuove soluzioni costantemente in linea con i bisogni, innovative e di semplice accesso per migliorare la customer satisfaction e dar vita ad una nuova esperienza di acquisto e fruizione di prodotti e servizi. Per essere al passo con l’internazionalizzazione dei clienti e offrire loro soluzioni rilevanti e coerenti, nasce il nuovo Sales and Marketing Department affidato a Pierre Brigadeau che sarà diviso in 5 business line: Automotive (45% del business mix a livello globale), Travel (30%), Health (13%), Home&Family (11%) e Premium services and CRM divisione che avrà il ruolo di migliorare la relazione tra cliente e compagnia, digitalizzando tutte le comunicazioni e interazioni. Questa unità internazionale avrà il compito di estendere a tutto il Gruppo le migliori esperienze realizzate a livello locale.Per realizzare questo obiettivo sarà indispensabile anche un alto tasso di innovazione garantito da uno sforzo tecnologico senza precedenti. Quindi “We Connect” vuol dire tecnologia nel contatto tanto con il cliente finale che con il business partner. Lo sviluppo tecnologico sarà applicato alle due aree che caratterizzano maggiormente l’assistenza: il call center e il coordinamento e la gestione del network dei fornitori. Il nuovo Global Operations Department affidato a Pascal Baumgarten si occuperà infatti di implementare programmi di Lean Management per dare maggiore indipendenza e capacità di decision making ai team, e migliorare la qualità del servizio. Altro obiettivo della nuova unità internazionale sarà la digitalizzazione di tutti i processi legati dall’esperienza dei clienti a partire dal programma dedicato al soccorso stradale Roadside Assistance.La strategia “We Connect” vuole rendere Europ Assistance un Gruppo sempre più unito grazie alla condivisione di knowhow ed expertise dei 34 Paesi in cui opera. Questa è l’ottica nella quale lavorerà il nuovo Group Management Committee che si occuperà di semplificare la corporate governance e velocizzare e rendere più trasparenti i processi decisionali. Oltre al CEO di Europ Assistance Group Antoine Parisi faranno parte del Group Management Committee i manager di Europ Assistance Group e quelli delle principali regioni.

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The European Business Awards

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 settembre 2015

European UnionIt’s sponsored by RSM, Europe’s largest and most significant business recognition programme, has today named 678 companies from 33 countries across Europe as ‘National Champions’ in the first stage of the 2015-16 competition. A panel of independent judges, including business leaders and senior academics, selected the National Champions after the European Business Awards engaged with over 32,000 companies this year, a 33% increase for the competition now in its ninth year. Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to the companies that have been selected to represent their country as National Champions, they play an important part in creating a stronger business community.” Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the leading global audit, tax and advisory network, said: “The vast range of businesses that have been named as National Champions – from entrepreneurial start-ups to large international corporations – displays the increasing reach of the programme and the abundance of quality businesses across the continent. I would like to congratulate them all and wish them luck in the coming rounds.” The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The judges will view all of the National Champions’ videos, and award the best of this group the coveted ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status. Ruban d’Honneur recipients will then go on to be part of the grand final in 2016.
Separately, the National Champion videos will be made public on the European Business Awards website as part of a two stage public vote, which will decide the ‘National Public Champions’ for each country. Last year over 170,000 votes were cast as companies from across Europe were publicly supported by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the general public.Supported since their inception by lead sponsor and promoter RSM, the seventh largest audit, tax and advisory network worldwide with a major presence across Europe, the European Business Awards was created to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include ELITE, the UKTI and PR Newswire. In the 2014/15 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Their combined revenue exceeded €1.5 trillion, and together they generated profits of over 60 billion Euros and employ over 2.5 million people.

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