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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global strengthens its European platform in Slovakia through a Collaboration Agreement with Wallenberg Tax, complementing the existing legal capabilities of the organization’s collaborating firm in the country.

Founded in 2010, the Bratislava-based firm focuses on tax advisory. Led by Managing Partner Dana Škodná, Wallenberg Tax provides services to clients in various industries, including financial, IT and technology, health, telecommunications and private equity.

“Collaborating with like-minded individuals who share our commitment to seamlessly serve clients at the highest level is extremely important to us,” Dana said. “As an Arthur Andersen alumna, I know our firm’s values and vision align very well with Andersen Global’s values. Our close working relationship with Andersen in Hungary also demonstrates nothing but positive synergy. We look ... Read more »

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BERKELEY, Calif. & URBANA, Ill.-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Digital Transformation Institute invites scholars, software developers, and researchers to address the challenge of re-envisioning energy systems with artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation to lead the way to a lower-carbon, higher-efficiency economy that will enhance both energy and climate security.

“Mitigating the impact of global energy generation will require a massive transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure,” said Thomas M. Siebel, chairman and CEO of C3 AI, a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. “This call for proposals covers topics that aim to provide safer, cleaner, lower cost, and more reliable energy through the application of AI.”

Immediate Call for Proposals: AI and Digital Transformation for Energy and Climate Security.

Topics for re ... Read more »

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HANGZHOU, China-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, “Alibaba,” “Alibaba Group” or the “company”) today announced that it proposes to offer U.S. dollar-denominated senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”), including notes being issued under its sustainable finance framework (the “Sustainability Notes”), subject to market and other conditions, in an underwritten public offering registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The principal amount, interest rates, maturity dates and other terms of the Notes have not been finalized and will be determined at the time of pricing of the offering.

Alibaba intends to use the net proceeds of the sale of the Notes (excluding the Sustainability Notes) for general corporate purposes, including working capital needs, repayment of offshore debt and pot ... Read more »

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SAN DIEGO-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Partnership brings important diabetes conversation to one of the world’s biggest stages

Ad raises awareness of Dexcom continuous glucose monitoring as newer, better technology replacing painful fingerpricks

In the face of a socially distanced Super Bowl Sunday, Dexcom is also giving fans the opportunity to “watch the game” alongside Nick Jonas at

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), the global leader in continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, debuted today its first-ever Super Bowl commercial, starring multi-platinum recording artist, actor and philanthropist Nick Jonas, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. The ad, which will run during Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021, calls for better care for people with diabetes who are still painfully pricking their fingers to measure their glucose levels.

“Too many people ... Read more »

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• Company Ranked Sixth Overall and Leads the Pharmaceutical Industry in Governance of Access

• Secured Industry-Leading Positions in All Three Technical Areas Evaluated

• Shows Strong Performance in Health System Strengthening and Compliance

OSAKA, Japan & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) has earned an industry-leading position within the 2021 Access to Medicine (AtM) Index published today. Specifically the company achieved notable, high scores in all three technical areas evaluated by the Index, including being ranked first in Governance of Access. Takeda also demonstrated strong performance in the areas of health system strengthening, compliance and R&D capacity building, according to the Index.

“This honor underscores Takeda’s commitment to prioritizing patient needs by ensuring acce ... Read more »

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 ~ Twelve transactions include twenty locations spanning over 2.5 million square feet and 90 million cubic feet of capacity across five European countries, including The Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Poland and Norway ~

NOVI, Mich-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced the completion of twelve transactions across Europe to build on its leading global facility network. Over the past twelve months, Lineage completed strategic acquisitions across four countries that consists of twenty locations in core population and food production markets. Also included in the Company’s deal activity is a majority investment in a state-of-the art automation commissioning business located in Belgium. All acquisitions have either been successfully i ... Read more »

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- Achieved Global Recognition in Addition to Certifications in Four Regions and 38 Countries

- Top Employers Institute® Certification Demonstrates Takeda’s Commitment to its People

OSAKA, Japan & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Tuesday 26 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that it is one of only 16 companies to achieve global Top Employer® certification for 2021. In addition to receiving the global certification for the fourth consecutive year, Takeda was also certified as a Top Employer in four regions and 38 countries. This underscores the company’s commitment to creating an exceptional people experience for its global workforce.

For more than 30 years, Top Employers Institute has given annual award certification to companies with outstanding culture, work environments, benefits and opportunities for their people. The Institute certi ... Read more »

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ACCS signs 55-year ground lease with State of Alaska for new, runway-adjacent, 32.5-million-cubic-foot cold storage development at ANC

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-Monday 25 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alaska Cargo and Cold Storage, LLC (ACCS) and the State of Alaska executed a 55-year lease agreement at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), marking a major milestone in the development of a more than 700,000-square-foot, climate-controlled warehouse facility. With 32.5 million cubic feet of capacity, the facility will provide ANC with a critical piece of infrastructure at the world’s sixth-busiest cargo airport.

“This project will improve shipping to and through Anchorage, create jobs, and show the world that Alaska is open for business,” said Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy. “We’re excited about the potential this integral piece of the global cold chain has to make Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Al ... Read more »

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Amman, Jordan, -Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

In line with the digital transformation that many economic sectors are witnessing, and in response to the unique needs of its clients, the National Poultry Company (NPC), a subsidiary of Del Monte International, is highlighting its app as one of the sales outlets for purchasing its products. The app, which offers delivery services, includes fresh and frozen NPC products, including whole chicken, shredded chicken, tender chicken breasts, marinated chicken and processed meats.

Commenting on this step, NPC General Manager Ahmad Al-Raoud said that the concept of launching an online store to market the company’s products is directly in line with NPC’s efforts to keep pace with the latest cultural and digital transformation trends as well as the needs of customers, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Al-Raoud went on to add, “NPC’s innovative app offers advanced and tailored service ... Read more »

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DENVER -Wednesday 20 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today Katherine (Katie) Albery has accepted the job of Vice President and General Counsel, effective February 1.

“Katie is a talented lawyer who will be an outstanding general counsel for Johns Manville,” said Bob Wamboldt, President and CEO. “She has excellent judgment and will bring years of experience supporting different JM businesses and other important projects to her new role. She will be a great addition to our leadership team.”

Albery will take over for Cindy Ryan, who announced at the end of 2020 that she plans to retire after 19 years with the company. Ryan will leave her executive role, but will continue to provide counsel to JM on several key initiatives.

Albery joined Johns Manville in 2012 and provided legal support to the company ... Read more »

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Extortion demands grew in 2020, as cyber criminals targeted new online industries

LONDON-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Neustar, Inc., a global information services and technology company and leader in identity resolution, has today published its report entitled ‘Cyber Threats and Trends: Pandemic Style’, detailing the security risks faced by companies as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digital revolution.

Informed by data from Neustar’s Security Operations Center (SOC), the report reveals a 154 percent increase in the number of attacks between 2019 and 2020, with growth in ransom-related DDoS (RDDoS) attacks and a rise in use of existing attack vectors, including web applications. The report also provides key details around the amount, size, duration and intensity of DDoS attacks throughout 2020 to keep cyber security professionals informed.

DDoS ransom attacks on the rise

Primarily, t ... Read more »

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TOKYO-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (“MCC”; HQ: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and Representative Director: Masayuki Waga) and MU Ionic Solutions Corporation (“MUIS”; HQ: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and Representative Director: Masaaki Tsuchiyama) announce the grant by the European Patent Office (“EPO”) of their jointly owned European patent pertaining to a lithium-ion secondary battery (European Patent Application Number: 06 83 2384.9; “the Patent”). The Patent, which relates to a lithium-ion secondary battery for vehicles, covers a combination of a nickel-containing positive electrode material, which is the standard choice in lithium-ion secondary batteries for vehicles, and an electrolyte comprising lithium difluorophosphate. The Patent, which has already been granted in Japan, US, China as well as South Korea, has now been additionally granted by the EPO with effect ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan-Monday 1 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of TachoSil® Fibrin Sealant Patch (“TachoSil®”) to Corza Health, Inc. (“Corza”) for €350 million.

TachoSil® is a surgical patch trusted by medical professionals globally to deliver safe, fast and reliable bleeding control. Under the terms of the transaction, Corza has acquired the assets and licenses that support the development and commercialization of TachoSil®, while Takeda maintains ownership of the manufacturing facility in Linz, Austria. Takeda has entered into a long-term manufacturing & supply agreement, under which it will continue to exclusively manufacture TachoSil® products and supply them to Corza.

Takeda remains focused on executing its long-term growth strategy to optimize our b ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Using proprietary research of consumers in KSA and UAE, WARC (Global authority on advertising best practice and proven approaches to maximize advertising effectiveness) has partnered with Choueiri Group’s Data team to present this comprehensive study focused on e-commerce’s immense potential and future across the Middle East.

Click on the link for the full report:

About Choueiri Group

As the leading media representation group in the Middle East, Choueiri Group is a company built from the ground up over the past forty plus years. Today, the Group’s companies' market and manage the advertising space of 6 satellite and 1 terrestrial television stations, 10 print titles, 10 radio stations, 40+ web portals along with their apps and the largest network of outdoor signs in the GCC. Choueiri Group operates in ten markets covering the MENA region, Eu ... Read more »

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The latest trends report by Bacardi reveals why we’re craving spice and bitters, which cocktails recipes are on the rise, and how we’re imbibing more mindfully in 2021.

HAMILTON, Bermuda-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bacardi Limited, the world's largest privately-held spirits company, has its eye on the future. It just released the Bacardi Cocktail Trends Report, the company's second annual edition, revealing how recent cultural shifts have reshaped the beverage industry. Created in collaboration with The Future Laboratory (TFL), a London-based consultancy, the report predicts the changes that will happen in cocktail consumption in 2021. It also relates insights collected from the global network of Bacardi ambassadors, as well as bartenders and other industry experts.

"The pandemic has shifted mindsets and accelerated emerging trends, and the Bacardi Cocktail Trends Report is a window to these changes," ... Read more »

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 World’s most popular audio streaming subscription service launches in the birthplace of K-Pop


SEOUL, South Korea-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) launches its service in South Korea, giving Korean listeners access to over 60 million tracks and over 4 billion playlists from around the world. As the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, Spotify offers an effortlessly simple interface, an innovative technology framework, everyday new music discovery and algorithmic recommendations personalized to each listener’s music taste. This launch brings Spotify’s total number of markets to 93.

As the sixth-largest music market in the world*, South Korea is a critical next step in Spotify’s global expansion journey. Not only is South Korea among the most digitally inclusive markets in the world, but it is also widely recognized as a cultural and music ... Read more »

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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland -Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Dr Alexandre LeBeaut to be proposed to Annual General Meeting for appointment to Board
Dr Gianni Zampieri and Gilbert Achermann will not stand for re-election
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Vifor Pharma today announced that the Board of Directors will propose Dr Alexandre LeBeaut for election to the Board at the next Annual General Meeting on 6 May 2021.

Jacques Theurillat, Chairman of Vifor Pharma, commented: “We are very pleased to nominate Alexandre LeBeaut for election to the Vifor Pharma Group Board of Directors. Dr LeBeaut has broad experience in R&D, clinical development and research/medical affairs. He will optimally complement the Board to assess Vifor Pharma’s pipeline development and clinical programs aiming to become the global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies.”

Alexandre LeBeaut was formerly Chief Scientifi ... Read more »

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