AOFEX Establishes its Taiwan Branch to Develop the South Asia Market

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AOFEX will officially establish the Taiwan branch on December 3, 2021, to enhance the global influence of the brand as well as to better serve its global users. The opening of regional branches will expand the global circulation of OT (platform token) and the adaptation of relevant applications within its ecosystem which will …

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Houlihan Lokey Completes Integration of GCA, Establishing Global Leadership in Technology and Mid-Cap Corporate Finance

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, has successfully completed the acquisition of GCA Corporation (GCA). Following the acquisition of outstanding shares of GCA last month, the two companies will now move forward together as one firm under the Houlihan Lokey banner. “With 500 new colleagues around the world having …

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PDC*line Pharma Raises €17.5 Million in Series B2 Financing Round

New funding includes €11.8M in equity and €5.7M in grants. It completes the €20M B1 round of financing announced in January 2020 Proceeds will primarily be used to fund company’s phase I/II trial with PDC*lung01, a vaccine candidate for lung cancer LIÈGE, Belgium & GRENOBLE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PDC*line Pharma, a clinical stage biotech company developing a …

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SES Government Solutions Releases New Unified Operational Network

Hydra provides mission assurance with modern, fully customizable situational awareness dashboard for the U.S. Government and military RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, announced its new Common Operational Picture (COP) platform, Hydra, built exclusively to serve the U.S. Government and military. Managed and operated in-house, Hydra is a modular …

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Dubai-Based IT Training Company Spectrum Networks Takes Lead in Upskilling on AWS Cloud Platform

As MENA comes to grips with the cloud-transformation process, Spectrum Networks hopes to ease the transition by offering high-quality training in AWS cloud-computing technology, which is rapidly changing the way organizations – especially businesses – operate. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectrum Networks, a Dubai-based professional services and corporate training enterprise serving the MENA and Asia …

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iProov and Eurostar Launch Trial to Provide Contactless Travel at London St Pancras International

World-first for rail industry enables travelers to complete ticket and passport checks securely at home LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iProov, the world leader in biometric face authentication technology, and Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, have announced that their trial of a contactless fast-track service, SmartCheck, is now live. SmartCheck enables passengers …

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Juniper Research: Mobile Money Transaction Values to Exceed $870 Billion in Emerging Markets by 2026, as the Payments-as‑a‑platform Model Accelerates

BASINGSTOKE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#africamobilemoneymarket–A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total value of mobile money transactions in emerging markets will exceed $870 billion in 2026, up from $555 billion in 2021; representing growth of almost 60%. Mobile money in emerging markets includes microinsurance, microloans, microsavings and mobile money transfer. This growth will be …

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Alibaba Group Announces CFO Succession

Toby Xu named as CFO, Maggie Wu to continue as board director in planned transition HANGZHOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, “Alibaba” or “Alibaba Group”) today announced that Toby Xu, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, will succeed Maggie Wu as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2022. Maggie will …

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Vantage Data Centers Finalizes PCCW DC Acquisition to Bring its Best-in-Class, Hyperscale Data Center Platform to Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur

Milestone follows announcement of Vantage’s entrance to Asia-Pacific region, including acquisition of Agile Data Centers DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#acquisition–Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, and its lead investor, Digital Bridge Group, Inc., announced today that they have completed the acquisition of PCCW Ltd.’s data center business (PCCW DC). The acquisition expands …

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Hurricane Electric and NEXTDC Expand Partnership to Increase IP Transit Options in Melbourne

Hurricane Electric’s third Point of Presence with NEXTDC at M1 Melbourne data centre will provide local businesses with high-speed IP transit to meet their accelerating connectivity requirements MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and NEXTDC, Australia’s leading provider of premium data centre solutions, announced today that Hurricane Electric has deployed a …

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Inspirato Announces Record Third Quarter 2021 Results; On-Track to Exceed Full Year 2021 Revenue Expectations

– Record Quarterly Revenue of $65 Million, up 52% Year-over-Year – – Reached $116 Million of ARR, Highest in the Ten-Year History of the Company – – Strengthening Demand Indicates 2021 Revenue to Exceed Expectations – DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inspirato LLC (“Inspirato” or the “Company”), the innovative luxury travel subscription brand, today announced financial results for the …

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ADTRAN, Inc. Announces Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders

HUNTSVILLE, Ala–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN) today announced that it will hold a special meeting of its stockholders (“Special Meeting”) on January 6, 2022, to adopt the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of August 30, 2021, by and among ADTRAN, Inc., Acorn HoldCo, Inc., Acorn MergeCo, Inc., and ADVA Optical Networking SE, pursuant to which, …

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Compass Digital Acquisition Corp. Announces the Separate Trading of Its Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants, Commencing December 6, 2021

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compass Digital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:CDAQU) (the “Company”) announced that, commencing December 6, 2021, holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering may elect to separately trade the Class A ordinary shares and warrants included in the units. The Class A ordinary shares and warrants that are separated will trade on …

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dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV Stockholders Approve Proposed Business Combination with Planet

Transaction Expected to Close on December 7, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Planet Labs Inc. (“Planet”), a leading provider of daily data and insights about earth, today announced that its proposed business combination with dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV (NYSE:DMYQ) (“dMY IV”), a special purpose acquisition company, was approved by dMY IV’s stockholders at its special meeting …

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MDH Acquisition Corp. and Olive Ventures Holdings, Inc. Announce the Filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Statement on Form S-4 by Olive Ventures Holdings, Inc., with Q3 Results for olive.com

Newly Released olive.com Q3 Results Show Continued Strong Financial Growth and Execution NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MDH Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: MDH, MDH.WS, MDH.U) today announced the filing by Olive Ventures Holdings, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) of Amendment No. 2 to the registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”), which includes a …

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BuzzFeed, Inc. Announces Closing Of Business Combination With 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. and Acquisition Of Complex Networks

Combined Company – Made Up Of BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Complex Networks, HuffPost, and Tasty Brands – Is Now Known As BuzzFeed, Inc. And Will Begin Trading On Nasdaq As “BZFD” On Monday, December 6, 2021 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BuzzFeed, Inc. today announced the closing of its business combination with 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. (“890”), a …

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United Bankshares, Inc. Completes Its Acquisition of Community Bankers Trust Corporation

WASHINGTON & CHARLESTON, W.V.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United Bankshares, Inc. (“United”) (NASDAQ: UBSI), the parent company of United Bank, announced the completion of its acquisition of Community Bankers Trust Corporation (“Community Bankers Trust”) (NASDAQ: ESXB), the parent company of Essex Bank with $1.7 billion in assets, headquartered in the greater Richmond region. United now has approximately $29 billion …

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Harris Williams Advises American Track on Its Recapitalization With DFW Capital Partners

RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised American Track, a portfolio company of Hilltop Private Capital (Hilltop) and PNC Mezzanine Capital (PNC MC), on its recapitalization with DFW Capital Partners (DFW). American Track is a leading provider of inspection, maintenance, repair and specialized construction services for …

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