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Global Payments Completes Merger with TSYS

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 settembre 2019

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payments technology and software solutions, announced today that it has completed its merger with TSYS, forming the premier pure play payments technology company with extensive scale and unmatched global reach. The combined company, Global Payments Inc., provides innovative payments and software solutions to approximately 3.5 million predominantly small to mid-sized merchant locations, services over 1,300 financial institutions across more than 100 countries and enables digital interactions with over 600 million cardholders globally.”We are delighted to announce the completion of this landmark transaction, creating significant opportunities for our customers, partners, employees and shareholders worldwide,” said Jeff Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Global Payments. “This industry defining partnership dovetails with our technology-enabled strategy and fortifies Global Payments’ leadership position in integrated payments, owned software, and omnichannel solutions across the most attractive markets globally. We share a common value of putting people first and will leverage the best of our cultures to preserve and enhance our commitment to all of our stakeholders.”

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HRS Completes Merger with The Lido Group in Australia/New Zealand

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 settembre 2019

HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions technology provider in business travel, announced a merger with The Lido Group, a prominent provider of automated hotel and hospitality technology in Australia and New Zealand. The merged entity, which will take the HRS name, offers global and regional corporations an unmatched combination of proven services, cost-saving automation, and on-the-ground expertise. Today’s announcement is the culmination of a successful partnership that started with a minority investment in 2016. The Lido Group has a proud history in Australia and New Zealand. Launched in 1987, Lido is a respected leader in facilitating hotel agreements and bookings between corporations, government agencies, and more than 8,500 hotels in its network. Lido’s automated payment solutions, working in conjunction with all major card providers, typically drive process savings of 70 percent for clients.
HRS and Lido share a commitment to leveraging seamless payment to boost hotel program performance. This merger will help drive enhanced results for Lido and HRS clients – from hotel negotiations to booking to payment – at a time when lodging costs in Australia are projected to increase. HRS works with more than a third of the world’s top 100 brands on their hotel programs.“This merger is good news for a marketplace that is increasingly aggressive in implementing automation and technology that minimizes hotel costs while maximizing business traveler satisfaction,” said Ana Pedersen, Managing Director of HRS Australia/New Zealand. “What makes this stand out is the unsurpassed combination of leading technology – like HRS’ proprietary ‘Recommendation Engine’ and Hotel Rate Filtering Solution – with the expertise of our 60+ staff located in Australia.” “Our payment solutions have long been recognized for the efficiency and savings they’ve provided to clients in our region,” said Steve Mackenzie, CEO of The Lido Group. “HRS is investing considerably in its worldwide payment platforms, giving this merger immense benefits for corporate programs.”

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Sensys Networks Announces Merger with TagMaster

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

Sensys Networks, Inc., the world’s leading provider of integrated wireless traffic data systems for Smart Cities, announces their merger with TagMaster, a global provider of sensor-based solutions in traffic, tolling, parking and rail.
TagMaster is an application-driven technology company that designs and markets advanced sensor-based systems and solutions based on radio and vision technology (RFID, Radar and ANPR) for demanding environments. Business areas include Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions sold under the brands TagMaster, CitySync, Balogh, CA Traffic, Magsys and Hikob. The company’s innovative mobility solutions increase efficiency, security and convenience while decreasing the environmental impact within Smart Cities. TagMaster exports mainly to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America via a global network of partners and systems integrators. The company was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. TagMaster is a public company and its shares are traded on First North stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.Sensys Networks offers a comprehensive wireless platform, addressing today’s most challenging traffic and parking data needs. Their end-to-end solution, comprised of sensors, edge gateways, and highly sophisticated data management software, has been deployed in hundreds of cities globally. Sensys Networks is led by industry veterans who bring together years of experience in wireless communications, carrier grade infrastructure, enterprise software and transportation management for the public sector.
The merged entity will provide greater depth and breadth to leading-edge data solutions for more customers across the globe. By integrating Sensys Networks’ wireless platform with TagMaster application solutions for traffic detection, tolling, parking and rail, the combined company will provide best-in-class applications across the entire Smart City solution spectrum.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement in Connection with Proposed Merger with Celgene

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 febbraio 2019

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Special Meeting of Stockholders is scheduled to take place on April 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be held at the offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP located at 601 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022. All stockholders of record of Bristol-Myers Squibb common stock as of the close of business on March 1, 2019 will be entitled to vote their shares either in person or by proxy at the stockholder meeting.The Bristol-Myers Squibb Board of Directors believes this combination is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders, and recommends that stockholders vote “FOR” the approval of the issuance of shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb common stock in the merger, as well as all other proposals included on the enclosed WHITE proxy card, today.
As previously announced on January 3, 2019, the combination of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene will create a leading focused specialty biopharma company that is well positioned to address the needs of patients with cancer, inflammatory and immunologic disease and cardiovascular disease through high-value innovative medicines and leading scientific capabilities.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

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AHF Thanks Judge for Putting Brakes on CVS-Aetna Merger

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 dicembre 2018

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) thanked Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for insisting on deliberate judicial review of the integration and its potential anticompetitive effects. AHF believes the merger is particularly bad for HIV patients. “Allowing one company to control both ends of the service spectrum for a person with HIV interferes with patients’ control over their treatment, eliminates choice by reducing competition, and will likely increase prices,” said Donna Tempesta, CPA, Vice President – Northern Region and Finance for AIDS Healthcare Foundation.According to Modern Healthcare, Judge Leon announced that CVS and Aetna have until December 14 to show him why they shouldn’t hold off on their consolidation, and he will hold a hearing on December 18 to consider the parties’ arguments. He rightfully expressed distaste for what he called the parties’ “rubber-stamp approach” to his role, insofar as the parties and Department of Justice appear to be proceeding as if the court’s sign-off were a done deal. As noted by Modern Healthcare “Courts have to oversee Justice Department settlements in cases like these to make sure they are in the public interest and not the result of sweetheart deals with the administration in power.” Congress has amended federal law “to strengthen the judiciary’s oversight of the executive branch’s anti-trust decrees.”
“This merger raised many red flags,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AHF, “which state and federal regulators glossed over in granting approval. We thank Judge Leon for putting the brakes on this deal that will harm patients and the public to allow for the Court’s careful review of the anticompetitive aspects of the deal.”Last week, AHF sharply criticized the merger of CVS Health and Aetna, (CVS-Aetna Merger Expected to Go Forward This Week After Securing Final Approval from New York Regulators, Kaiser Health News 11/27/18), noting that it would be particularly bad for HIV/AIDS patients and other individuals with chronic health conditions. In October, at a hearing held by New York regulators on the CVS-Aetna merger, AHF expressed its objections to the merger. Last month, AHF also sent a letter outlining five (5) specific areas of concern to the merger to the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance’s Office of Solvency Regulation.

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MJardin Group Announces Conference Call to Discuss GrowForce Merger

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 19 novembre 2018

MJardin Group, Inc. (“MJardin” or the “Company”) (CSE: MJAR), a leader in cannabis management, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss the recently announced merger (the “Proposed Acquisition”) with GrowForce Holdings Inc. (“GrowForce”) on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors interested in participating in the live call can dial (888) 394-8218 from the U.S. and Canada or international callers can dial (323) 794-2591. A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and will be available through Monday, November 26, 2018, by dialing (844) 512-2921 from the U.S. and Canada or (412) 317-6671 from international locations, and entering confirmation code 6973279. There also will be a simultaneous, live webcast available on the Investors – Events and Presentations section of the Company’s web site at or directly at The webcast will be archived for approximately 90 days on the Company’s website.

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Cadence Bancorporation Announces Merger With State Bank Financial Corporation, Creating a Leading Commercial Lending Franchise

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 maggio 2018

Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE:CADE) and State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) jointly announced today the entry into a definitive merger agreement in a stock-for-stock transaction, creating a combined organization with $16 billion in assets, $12 billion in loans, $13 billion in deposits and approximately 100 branches serving Texas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi, based on the companies’ balance sheets as of March 31, 2018.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, State Bank Financial Corporation (“State Bank”) shareholders will receive 1.160 shares of Cadence Bancorporation (“Cadence”) Class A common stock for each share of State Bank common stock, valuing the transaction at approximately $1.4 billion based on the closing share price of Cadence of $30.23 on May 11, 2018. After closing, legacy Cadence and State Bank shareholders will collectively own approximately 65% and 35% of the combined company, respectively.At closing, three State Bank directors will join the board of Cadence and of Cadence Bank. Joe Evans, Chairman of the State Bank board, will serve as Vice Chairman of Cadence and Tom Wiley, Vice Chairman of the State Bank board, will serve as a director of Cadence and Chairman of Cadence Bank. Additionally, Cadence Bank CEO Sam Tortorici will relocate to Atlanta. Cadence Bank’s corporate headquarters will also move to Atlanta from Birmingham. Cadence Bancorporation will remain headquartered in Houston.“We are excited to announce that two great companies are joining forces. State Bank is an impressive organization with talented, experienced and customer-centered bankers,” said Paul B. Murphy, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Cadence. “We are pleased to combine these two strong, growing institutions which have been built on a common vision with shared values. I have enjoyed getting to know Joe, Tom and many of their bankers. When we went public a year ago, we said we wanted to be active with M&A. We said we would be selective and that we were looking for a gem. We found a gem with State Bank. I believe this is going to be an outstanding combination. I see it as a joint win for both company’s shareholders, customers, employees and the communities we serve.”
Sam Tortorici, CEO of Cadence Bank, added: “State Bank brings a significant Georgia presence, which will be an important part of our combined company. I look forward to relocating to the vibrant Atlanta area, where I have spent significant time over my banking career, and to working with the experience and expertise of State Bank’s business leaders. We will work together to ensure our future success in Georgia and as a leading regional banking franchise.”
Cadence expects this acquisition to be ~7% accretive to earnings per common share in 2020, excluding one-time charges, and expects the transaction to deliver strong returns on capital. The transaction is expected to produce approximately 4% tangible book value per share dilution at closing with an earnback period of less than three years.The merger agreement has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies. Following the execution of the merger agreement, Cadence Bancorp, LLC, the controlling stockholder of Cadence, delivered a written consent adopting the merger agreement and approving the issuance of the Cadence shares in connection with the merger. Closing is subject to customary approvals by regulators and the shareholders of State Bank, and is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2018.Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC served as financial advisor to Cadence, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as Cadence’s legal advisor. Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P. and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. served as financial advisors to State Bank, and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP served as State Bank’s legal advisor. FIG Partners provided a fairness opinion and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP served as legal advisor to State Bank’s Independent Directors Committee, comprised of State Bank’s independent directors.

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Exactech Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement with TPG Capital

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 febbraio 2018

Exactech (Nasdaq: EXAC), a leading developer and producer of orthopaedic implant devices and surgical instrumentation for extremities and large joints, today announced that at a Special Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today, Exactech’s shareholders approved the previously announced merger agreement with TPG Capital and certain of its affiliates, and approved the other two proposals described in Exactech’s proxy statement relating to today’s meeting.Approximately 94.5% of voting Exactech shareholders cast their votes in favor of the merger, representing approximately 73.7% of Exactech’s outstanding common stock as of the record date for the special shareholder meeting. The final results will be available on a Current Report on Form 8-K, to be filed later this week by the company.Upon completion of the transaction, Exactech shareholders will receive an amount in cash equal to $49.25 per share of Exactech common stock. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on or around February 14, 2018, at which time Exactech will become a private company and its common stock will no longer trade on the NASDAQ. In addition, the company’s common stock will cease to be registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

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T-Mobile and Sprint End Merger Discussions

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 novembre 2017

Sleeve_Gastrectomy_Devices_MarketT-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today jointly announced that they have ceased talks to merge as the companies were unable to find mutually agreeable terms.“The prospect of combining with Sprint has been compelling for a variety of reasons, including the potential to create significant benefits for consumers and value for shareholders. However, we have been clear all along that a deal with anyone will have to result in superior long-term value for T-Mobile’s shareholders compared to our outstanding stand-alone performance and track record,” said John Legere, President and CEO of T-Mobile US, Inc. “Going forward, T-Mobile will continue disrupting this industry and bringing our proven Un-carrier strategy to more customers and new categories – ultimately redefining the mobile Internet as we know it. We’ve been out-growing this industry for the last 15 quarters, delivering outstanding value for shareholders, and driving significant change across wireless. We won’t stop now.” Sprint President and CEO and Softbank Board member Marcelo Claure said: “While we couldn’t reach an agreement to combine our companies, we certainly recognize the benefits of scale through a potential combination. However, we have agreed that it is best to move forward on our own. We know we have significant assets, including our rich spectrum holdings, and are accelerating significant investments in our network to ensure our continued growth. As convergence in the connectivity marketplace continues, we believe significant opportunities exist to establish strong partnerships across multiple industries. We are determined to continue our efforts to change the wireless industry and compete fiercely. We look forward to continuing to take the fight to the duopoly and newly emerging competitors.” (photo: Sleeve_Gastrectomy_Devices_Market)

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CSC Celebrates Merger with CEC, Governing Board Meets

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 dicembre 2014

european churchesIn five days of meetings, public events, and celebrations the Conference of European Churches marked a turning point in its history.
The governing bodies of the Church and Society Commission (CSC) met on 2 and 3 December in Leuven, Belgium to legally finalise its merger with the Conference of European Churches under Belgian law. The group also tended to other business matters including a review of its programmatic work by executive staff, its finances, and plans for continuing the mission and mandate of CSC in this time of transition.With the merger complete and the Geneva offices set to close at the end of 2014, CEC turned to celebratory, forward-looking events in Brussels. Members of the governing board and invited guests gathered for a stimulating colloquium on the challenges and future under a new CEC structure. Archbishop Anders Wjryd, Church of Sweden, World Council of Churches president for Europe, H. E. Metropolitan Joseph, Romanian Orthodox Church, and the Most Rev. Dr. Joris Vercammen, Old Catholic Church in the Netherlands offered meaningful reflections on the place of the church in European society.An evening public debate featured an address by former president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and responses from H. E. Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, CEC Vice-President, the Rev. Zoltán Tarr, Reformed Church in Hungary, Katharina von Schnurbein, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission, and the Rev. Dr. Donald Watts, Presbyterian Church in Ireland.CEC was delighted to host at these events many friends and supporters from ecumenical networks, organisations in partnership, and the European institutions.The CEC Governing Board meetings followed in Leuven on 5 and 6 December. This Governing Board meeting, the fourth since the 2013 Budapest Assembly, was marked by serious commitment to CEC governance, management, and finances. Members discussed, among other issues, denominational membership and contributions, financial statements, and discussed and approved standing orders.Programmatic work also received significant agenda time, with presentations from executive staff on upcoming initiatives on economic and environmental justice, employment and social issues, human rights and religious freedom, education and bioethics, and ecclesiology and theological dialogue among the churches. The board also heard a presentation on the work of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and discussed plans for future collaboration between CCME and CEC.The board approved a statement on the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and a proposal to work with CCME on statelessness in Europe. These statements will be made available in separate news releases in the coming days.

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Geely Pins High Hopes on Volvo

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 aprile 2010

London Better known for in-expensive and small cars in its domestic market, China’s Geely now has a premium European brand in its stable thanks to which it can access Volvo’s quality and cutting-edge technology, enhance product line-up and increase domestic brand differentiation.  This merger is a strong strategic fit, feeding Geely’s ambition to be a global player while allowing Volvo to achieve a significant competitive structure within the European automotive industry through low-cost sourcing.  The partnership also enables both parties to enhance their co-operation on alternative propulsion in both the European and Chinese markets. However, sufficient care must be taken to align a clear integration strategy with suppliers/vendors and, more importantly, to ensure the cross-cultural integration and human resource management between the two carmakers. “Geely’s promise to keep the “Volvo-ness” unique and intact by not mixing Geely with Volvo is crucial,” argues Aswin Kumar, Senior Research Analyst in Frost & Sullivan’s Automotive & Transportation Practice in a new article entitled Volvo for Geely – Global Footprint for China’s Henry Ford! Geely hopes Volvo will help it crack China’s fast-growing luxury car market and wrest some of the lucrative Chinese government vehicles procurement market away from Audi. It also wants to build its brand name and experience in managing both mass-market and luxury vehicles in its portfolio. “The deal is expected to help Geely leap-frog in technology and have a leg up against domestic competitors that are buffered by government support or operate through partnerships with foreign OEMs, securing access to technology and finance,” concludes Kumar. “With Volvo’s well established supply chain and existing R&D talent, Geely has ensured that it stays well-ahead of its domestic competitors.”
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Saet group si espande negli Usa

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 30 settembre 2009

SAET Group, azienda leader mondiale nella produzione di impianti speciali per il trattamento termico ad induzione con sede a Leinì (TORINO), ha acquisito la maggioranza della società Engineering Design & Manufacturing Services Inc. (EDMS) società statunitense specializzata in processi e sistemi integrati per la tempra sotto pressa con sede a Surgoinsville in Tennessee. Advisor dell’operazione è stato Arietti & Partners, il membro italiano di M&A International Inc., gruppo mondiale di mergers & acquistions leader nel settore mid-market.  EDMS è stata selezionata dal Gruppo SAET per lo specifico know-how ed il possesso di importanti brevetti legati al marchio Epic™. Nel giugno 2009 è stato firmato il contratto vincolante di compravendita ed il patto parasociale che lega il Gruppo SAET all’attuale proprietà per un periodo di 5 anni, al termine del quale potrà essere esercitata l’opzione di acquisto delle rimanenti quote. EDMS prevede di conseguire nel 2009 un fatturato di circa 5 milioni di dollari ed un EBITDA di oltre il 20% del fatturato. L’obiettivo di EDMS è aiutare i clienti a realizzare le soluzioni più efficaci per i loro problemi manifatturieri, fornendo il più efficiente processo di riscaldo ad induzione disponibile, attraverso lo sviluppo, la progettazione e la costruzione di sistemi completi. EDMS utilizza i processi più avanzati nella tecnologia del riscaldo e della tempra avvalendosi dell’integrazione dei processi e dell’automazione per trarre i migliori risultati. Questi sistemi sono sviluppati usando tecniche di riscaldo ad induzione e sono tipicamente combinati con il processo di tempra sotto pressa il quale garantisce il contenimento delle distorsioni; tale tecnologia può anche essere combinata a tecniche di riscaldo tradizionali in sistemi ibridi.
Saet Group  Fondata nel 1966 da Pietro Canavesio e con sede a Leinì, in provincia di Torino, SAET Group è oggi il leader italiano nella produzione di tecnologia, nella progettazione e realizzazione di soluzioni e impianti “su misura” per il trattamento termico a induzione. Con la guida di Davide Canavesio in qualità di Amministratore Delegato, oltre 300 dipendenti ad alta specializzazione, sedi in Italia, in India (a Pune), Saet Group è un vero e proprio partner tecnologico per i propri clienti e si distingue per la capacità di supportarli a 360 gradi, dalla nascita dell’esigenza allo studio, progettazione e fornitura di una soluzione personalizzata, alla consulenza e assistenza in ogni singola fase del processo. La strategia di espansione, gli investimenti in innovazione e Ricerca & Sviluppo, e la stretta collaborazione con le Università italiane e con UCLA, contribuiscono quotidianamente alla crescita di Saet Group.

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Nasdaq Omx for leadership position in Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 luglio 2009

New York “Magnus built a ground-breaking, successful exchange and technology company in OMX, and he has played an integral role in the successful merger of NASDAQ OMX. We are grateful for his valuable contributions over the last 18 months, including executing on our successful integration as well as his achievements in moving our listings and market technology business forward,” said Bob Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ OMX. “We are delighted that we can continue our partnership with Magnus in his role as a market technology customer.”  Mr. Bocker was appointed President of NASDAQ OMX following the merger of the two companies in February 2008. During his tenure at the exchange company, Mr. Bocker had responsibility for Listings, Corporate Services and Market Technology. Mr. Bocker’s responsibilities will be assumed by Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Client Group, and Anna Ewing, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, who will lead Market Technology.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world’s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries.

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