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OCC finalizes Fair Lending Rule, forcing banks to lend to politically unfavorable companies

In his last days in office, acting comptroller Brain Brooks finalized the Fair Lending Rule. The new OCC rule will forbid banks...
Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren

Fed’s Rosengren Shows Support for Biden’s Stimulus Proposal

Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said on Jan. 15 that President Joe Biden's proposed stimulus plan is much needed for an...

New SPAC ECP Environmental Growth Opportunities Corp. to Help Combat Climate Change

ECP Environmental Growth Opportunities Corp. has filed paperwork with the SEC registering 25 million units to trade on the NASDAQ. These filings...

Challenges in Life Sciences: What 2020 Meant for This Industry

When we compare life sciences and healthcare to other industries, the strategy in the former is much more fragmented. The pricing practices are also relatively unbalanced while the product cycle is quite long as well.

Tencent Music Group Acquires Lazy Audio

Tencent Music Group (NYSE: TME) announced on Friday Jan. 15 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lazy Audio....

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The Knot Preserves Revenue with Advertiser Retention Plans

The Knot Worldwide Inc, an online wedding planning company, implemented special advertiser retention plans this year to protect pre-pandemic revenue.

Steven Halperin and Angus Whelchel appointed Managing Directors at Moelis & Company

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Moelis and Company (MC) announced that there will be two new additions to the investment bank, Steven...
PE Emerging Managers Report

PE Emerging Managers Raise $19.8 Billion in October

PE emerging managers raised more than $19.8 billion in October, according to data tracked by The Buttonwood Tree. One hundred and seventy...

TPG Capital and TA Associates Acquire Planview

TPG Capital and TA Associates acquire Planview for $1.6 billion. Thoma Bravo, Planview's existing majority stakeholder, will continue to have a minority...

McAfee Reenters Stock Market with IPO of $20

McAfee Inc, the software company best known for their firewall program, reentered public domain with an IPO of $20 on Wednesday. With...