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Why Fairness Opinions Are Needed In SPAC Transactions

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are growing in popularity, and Bloomberg reported that between 2020 and 2021, the capital raised by SPACs more than doubled. SPACs, commonly Read more

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The Biden Administration Is Making Big Waves in the Energy Sector
December 8, 2022

The Biden Administration is making big waves in the energy sector, as the White House announces a $550 million package for “community-based clean energy initiatives.” While the sum is relatively small for public investment, the intention of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Program in supporting fossil fuel reduction will have a wide impact – […]

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IAAPA Expo 2022: What’s New in Themed Entertainment?
December 8, 2022

Amusement Park enthusiasts might be saving for a summer vacation to ride the latest attractions, but the industry insiders provided a sneak peek into the next hospitality and tourism revolutionary rides and games. IAAPA Expo 2022 at the Orange County Expo Center wrapped up in November, and more than 1,000 attendees saw what the future […]

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The European Union Has Announced the Finalized EU GMP Annex 1
December 8, 2022

The European Union has announced the finalized EU GMP Annex 1 for manufacturing sterile medicinal products. It is creating some reservations for manufacturers who are not certain how these changes may impact their total manufacturing operation and output. In particular, as the August 2023 deadline approaches manufacturers will need to take time to unpack the changes […]

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Why Fairness Opinions Are Needed In SPAC Transactions
April 21, 2022

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are growing in popularity, and Bloomberg reported that between 2020 and 2021, the capital raised by SPACs more than doubled. SPACs, commonly referred to as “blank check companies,” are designed to take a company public without going through the traditional and lengthy initial public offering (IPO) process. The first step […]

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How to Successfully Transfer a Family-Owned Business
September 14, 2021

Transitioning a business successfully is an inherently challenging process – but it can be made even more difficult when you throw a dash of family in the mix. That’s the topic for this episode of Like It’s Your Job, a podcast by The Shields Group. Hosts Matt and David Shields invited Eric Beichler, Managing Principal, […]

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What Does Amazon’s Acquisition of MGM Mean for the Media Production Ecosystem?
June 4, 2021

James Bond and Jeff Bezos are about to get to know each other a lot better. For nearly $8.5 billion, Amazon has acquired MGM and all of the company’s properties, including 007, himself. That means around 4,000 films and 17,000 hours of television programming will be added to Amazon’s already ballooning library of content. So, […]

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GE CEO Larry Culp Discusses the Impact of AerCap Deal
March 12, 2021

GE (NYSE:GE) just announced an agreement to combine its GE Capital Aviation Services business (“GECAS”) with AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap”). GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, “Today marks GE’s transformation to a more focused, simpler, and stronger industrial company. Coupled with our continuing efforts to strengthen GE’s performance, operations, and culture, this […]

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Uber Dives into the World of Alcohol Delivery
February 9, 2021

Uber, which has already expanded its footprint from ride-hailing to food delivery with its massively popular Uber Eats, is adding more to that expanding food delivery network. Tech Crunch has reported that Uber announced it has plans to acquire Drizly, an alcohol delivery service, for $1.1 billion, highlighting the growing value of the alcohol […]

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What SalesForce’s Purchase of Slack Means for End Users
December 7, 2020

CRM leader Salesforce is set to acquire collaboration and communication solution Slack, with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff stating that the two “will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world.” Will they? What are the enterprise software world’s first impressions of this mega deal, and […]

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The Strategy Behind Lululemon’s Pivot to Fitness Technology
July 13, 2020

Boasting more than 340,000 subscribers with classes that are streamed for over 4 million minutes each month, as well as the certification of over 1,300 viewers to become teaching and healing yogis, Brett Larkin is the creator of the award-winning YouTube channel, Uplifted™️ Yoga, as well as Uplifted™️ Online Yoga Teacher Trainings. And today, […]

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Why AirBnb is Entering a New Frontier
August 15, 2019

Airbnb has spent the past several years trying to grow the corporate side of its business and just took a big step forward with the acquisition of Urbandoor. The demand for long-term accommodations for business travelers is growing at a rapid pace. Airbnb for Business has tripled in recent years and now accounts for […]

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A Vendor-Neutral Consultant Updates Us On SCADA in Energy Utilities
July 2, 2019

Vendor-neutral consulting is an integral facet of any pipeline system utilizing SCADA systems. This form of consulting effectively employs customer-specific standards to fit the needs of any industry, whether oil and gas, electric utility, or traction power. Duane Clementson, vice president of operations at UTSI International, possesses extensive experience managing SCADA systems thanks to […]

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