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TOKYO -Tuesday 27 July 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) are pleased to announce the jointly organized “NET ZERO Leaders Summit (Japan Business Conference 2021)” to accelerate innovation in green investment and the realization of carbon neutrality. The event will take place from Wednesday, July 28, and will be held online.

Main Program

In the main program, panel discussions will be held between 15 leaders of global companies and organizations. In addition, Mr. SASAKI Nobuhiko, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will present the opening remarks, Mr. TOKURA Masakazu, Chairman of KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation), will present the keynote speech and Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry KAJIYAMA Hiroshi, will each send a ... Read more »

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Kasada Secures Strategic Partnership With IFC to Support the Hospitality Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC and Proparco to Finance Kasada’s First Acquisition

JOHANNESBURG -Tuesday 27 July 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Kasada has secured a strategic partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to create a large hotel portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa through a US$160 million debt facility, of which a US$80 million senior loan was disbursed by IFC and Proparco to finance the first transaction of the fund.

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kasada Capital Management (Kasada), the investment platform within Kasada Group dedicated to hospitality investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced that IFC will form a partnership with Kasada Hospitality Fund LP by providing senior loan financing to accelerate Kasada’s strategy of building a strong and resilient hotel portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa. IFC will extend up to US$160 million of debt funding to K ... Read more »

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• More than 20 projects already developed by Thales. Fingerprint biometrics set to be the authentication method of choice for EMV payment cards.

• Social distancing drives demand for a contactless and touchless in-store payment experience. Biometric payment cards meet this need for all transactions, with no spending limits.

• Thales is first to provide a contactless biometric card fully compliant with major payment scheme certifications.

PARIS LA DÉFENSE-Tuesday 27 July 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Payment cards are familiar products, which are part of our daily lives. They have evolved quickly over recent years with the emergence of contactless technology. At the heart of this move, Thales has helped banks to constantly reinvent the card itself and offer the best payment experience. This new innovative card, which integrates a biometric sensor, provides users with increased ... Read more »

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Just Eat Communication with Investors Deeply Flawed

Poor Transparency Leaves Just Eat Vulnerable Despite Strong Results

Just Eat Should Immediately Increase Transparency and Actively Evaluate Strategic Actions to Drive Shareholder Value

GREENWICH, Conn.-Tuesday 27 July 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cat Rock Capital Management LP (together with its affiliates, “Cat Rock Capital”), a long-term oriented investment firm and beneficial owner of approximately 10.0 million shares of the common stock of Just Eat NV (“Just Eat”, “JET”, or “the Company”) (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY, NASDAQ: GRUB), representing circa 4.7% of Just Eat’s outstanding shares, today issues a public presentation on recent developments at the Company. This presentation is available at and upon request via Cat R ... Read more »

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Inspired by Former NBA Star’s Philanthropy, Proceeds from Her New Single “ Change” to Benefit Foundation’s School Project and Other Works

Los Angeles, July 26, 2021 – The philanthropic work of NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo is the inspiration for Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Charlie Marie Lyons’ new single “Change”, and she will donate all streaming revenue from the single to support the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation’s work to build a new school in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

“Not only did I literally look up to Dikembe Mutombo, but I also saw his heart and what he wants to achieve in this world,” said Lyons, whose compositions and performances share unfiltered stories of pain and hope and intimacy. “He inspired me to use my voice as a tool for change.”

The new single was released today and is available on Apple Music, Spotify, iHeart Rad ... Read more »

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-Taking place October 13-14th, GBF Africa is organised on the sidelines of Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme Transformation Through Trade.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 27 July 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

The sixth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) Africa will be held in Dubai on October 13-14, 2021 under the theme Transformation Through Trade.

This year’s Forum is organised by Dubai Chamber and Expo 2020 Dubai on the sidelines of Expo 2020 Dubai, a mega event bringing together 173 countries and 24 international organisations.

GBF Africa 2021 will shed light on the global economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on trade and business around the world.

The high-level forum will take a closer look at Africa’s next phase of economic development in post-pandemic era and beyond, as discussions examine the role of cross-border collaboration in creating new business opportunities and driving sustainabl ... Read more »

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Transaction to Create the Global Program, Project and Cost Management Leader

DALLAS-Tuesday 27 July 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) and Turner & Townsend Holdings Limited today announced a definitive agreement whereby CBRE will acquire a 60% ownership interest in, and enter into a strategic partnership with Turner & Townsend, a United Kingdom-based global leader in program, project and cost management.

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CBRE will acquire a 60% stake for approximately £960 million ($1.3 billion) in cash, with 55% to be paid upon closing. The transaction preserves Turner & Townsend’s existing leadership team, heritage, operational independence and partnership structure, which will hold the remaining 40% ownership interest. The transaction values Turner & Townsend at approximately &pou ... Read more »

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