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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland & SAN DIEGO, Calif. -Thursday 16 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Sparsentan is a potential first-in-class treatment to address significant unmet medical need in rare kidney disorders focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and IgA nephropathy (IgAN)
Vifor Pharma obtains exclusive commercialization rights for sparsentan in Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Travere receives a USD 55 million upfront payment and is eligible for additional regulatory and commercial milestones, as well as tiered royalties on net sales
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Vifor Pharma Group and Travere Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTX) today announced the companies have entered into a joint collaboration and licensing agreement for the commercialization of sparsenta ... Read more »

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NEW YORK -Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MSCI Inc. (“MSCI” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announced it has completed its acquisition of global real estate data and analytics provider, Real Capital Analytics (“RCA”). The acquisition was originally announced on August 2, 2021.

Henry Fernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MSCI, said: “This acquisition comes at a time when the commercial real estate sector is seeing substantial transformation as investor appetite for the asset class continues to grow. RCA’s excellence in the space will allow us to help investors better manage existing risks and navigate new ones as they emerge.”

René Veerman, Head of Real Estate, MSCI, said: “The RCA team provides a wealth of commercial real estate data and analytics that ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO -Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

New Visa research shows how essential digital capabilities are for SMBs to compete in a post pandemic world

Amidst record rise of entrepreneurism, a new class of digitally-native small businesses emerge

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has helped to digitally-enable an estimated 16 million small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide, or just over 30% of the multi-year goal it set in 2020 to digitize 50 million SMBs. Since the start of the pandemic, Visa has launched community-based programs from Dubai to D.C., to help more small businesses accept digital payments and gain greater access to the digital economy. The necessity for SMBs to continue to digitally accelerate is underscored by the 5th edition of the Visa Back to Business global study released today, which found that 68% of consumers say COVID-19 has permanently changed how they will pay.

This press release features m ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global adds breadth to its platform in Asia through a Collaboration Agreement with tax and legal firm VDB Loi Limited, extending the organization’s geographic coverage to include Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Comprised of 10 Partners and over 200 professionals, VDB Loi Limited’s general areas of practice include corporate, finance and disputes, specializing in energy and infrastructure, real estate, telecom, foreign investment and taxation. The full-service firm, founded in 2012 by Senior Partner Edwin Vanderbruggen and Managing Partner Jean Loi, is consistently recognized by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 and was awarded Tax Firm of the Year in 2020 by International Tax Review.

“We strive to be a benchmark organization in the region who sets the standard for quality across industries,” said Jean. “Collaborati ... Read more »

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The forward-looking metric works with MSCI’s Target Scorecard to track how companies are aligning to global temperature targets

NEW YORK-Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has announced the launch of its Implied Temperature Rise (or “Temperature Rise”) solution, equipping investors globally with data to map how companies in their investment portfolios are aligning with global temperature targets. The company-level dataset will cover nearly 10,000 publicly listed companies based on the MSCI ACWI Investable Market Index.

The innovative climate solution is launching ahead of COP26 in November and follows the recent report from the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which recommends all financial institutions measure and disclose the alignment of their portfolios with the goals of the P ... Read more »

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BONN, Germany -Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- O-RAN ALLIANCE remains fully committed to its mission of delivering open, intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable RAN.

The O-RAN ALLIANCE became aware of concerns regarding some participants that may be subject to U.S. export regulations, and has been working with O-RAN participants to address these concerns. The O-RAN Board has approved changes to O-RAN participation documents and procedures. While it is up to each O-RAN participant to make their own evaluation of these changes, O-RAN is optimistic that the changes will address the concerns and facilitate O-RAN’s mission.

“O-RAN is an open and collaborative global alliance operating in a way that promotes transparency and participation of our member companies in the development and adoption of global open specifications and standards,” said Andre Fuetsch, Chairman of the O-RAN ALLIANCE and Chief Technology ... Read more »

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BERWYN, Pa.-Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virpax® Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Virpax” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:VRPX), a company specializing in developing pharmaceutical products for pain management, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 6,670,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $6.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $40,020,000 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. In addition, Virpax has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,000,500 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments at the public offering price, less the underwriting discount.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund research and development of the Epoladerm, Probudur, Envelta and AnQlar indications and other development programs, pay fees and expenses associated with the offering, repay outstandi ... Read more »

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70% of all travellers support international vaccine passports; 56% of unvaccinated travellers won’t get vaccinated even if it were required to travel

LONDON-Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Travellers are taking to the skies again, but the immediate future of air travel remains highly turbulent, according to OAG’s survey of 1,800-plus U.S. travellers in July and August. Domestic capacity in the U.S. is up 81% from June – August 2021, compared to the same period last year. The increase is being fuelled by strong consumer demand; 70% of consumers surveyed by OAG have booked flights for the future.

While travellers’ willingness to fly is increasing, the Delta variant, increased COVID transmission rates and vaccination preferences weigh heavily on the near and mid-term outlook. The large majority of consumers surveyed by OAG report being fully vaccinated. However, OAG found that only 15% of non-vaccinated indivi ... Read more »

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LONDON-Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Javier Cavada has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Mitsubishi Power, effective January 3, 2022. Mr. Cavada will lead the Mitsubishi Power business to expand its presence in the region, accelerate decarbonization and provide total solutions that empower its customers to affordably and reliably combat climate change.

Mr. Cavada joins Mitsubishi Power with more than 20 years of global experience in the energy industry and will help expand the company’s presence in the EMEA region. Since 2018, he has been President and CEO of Highview Power, headquartered in London. Prior to that, he spent 17 years with Wärtsilä Corporation serving as President of the energy division and member of the executive board, leading the transformation into renewables integration including energy storage.

Paul Browning, Chairman of the Board, EMEA, M ... Read more »

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Rochester Institute of Technology chosen to conduct first sustainability research project

CHICAGO -Tuesday 14 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade group created to promote the green benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced today at RAPID + TCT 2021 that it had selected the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology to conduct a life-cycle assessment (LCA) comparing an additively designed and manufactured aerospace component to a traditionally manufactured component. The study, which will be ISO 14040 compliant, will compare the cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of a jet engine low pressure turbine (LPT) bracket produced through traditional manufacturing methods with one that is produced via AM.

 “This new study will include up to 18 different environmental indicators to quantify the environmental impacts that an o ... Read more »

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BRAINTREE, Mass-Tuesday 14 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EngageSmart, a leading provider of vertically-tailored customer engagement software and integrated payments solutions, today announced the launch of its initial public offering of 14,550,000 of its common stock following its conversion into a corporation. The offering consists of 13,000,000 shares of common stock offered by EngageSmart and 1,550,000 shares of common stock to be sold by certain of EngageSmart’s existing stockholders. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase from EngageSmart and the selling stockholders up to an additional 2,182,500 shares of their common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. EngageSmart will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of common stock by the selling stockholders. The initial public offering price is currently expected to be between $23.00 and $25.00 per share. EngageSmart intend ... Read more »

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One Patient, One Sensor, 12 Parameters: Breakthrough Technology Offers Advanced Physiological Insight in One Comprehensive, Convenient, Noninvasive Fingertip Solution

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland -Tuesday 14 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the CE marking and commercial launch in Europe of the single-patient-use adhesive rainbow® SuperSensor™, compatible for use with both Masimo and third-party monitors with Masimo rainbow® technology inside. In an industry first, the comprehensive, convenient, and multi-purpose SuperSensor uses 12 LEDs to simultaneously offer 12 blood constituent parameters noninvasively and continuously: SET® oxygen saturation (SpO2), total hemoglobin, SpHb®, carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), oxygen reserve index (ORi™), PVi®, RPVi™, pulse rate (PR), respiration rate (RRp®), perfusion index (Pi), fractional oxygen saturation (SpfO2&trad ... Read more »

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Tuesday 14 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- September 13, 2021-- ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) today named Bartek Makowiecki Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, reporting to Luca Savi, President and CEO, ITT Inc. In this role, Makowiecki will drive all strategy and merger and acquisition (M&A) activities across ITT.

Makowiecki joins ITT from Ingredion, where he most recently held the position of Global Head of Strategy, M&A and Venturing. While at Ingredion, he built a world-class strategy function, expanded the company’s growth platforms, and established a new corporate venture capital program to deploy capital to early-stage investments. Prior to Ingredion, Makowiecki held increasingly responsible, global strategy, and M&A roles, including international assignments, at Owens Corning Corporation and Parker-Hannifin Corporation.

"Bartek is an accomplished executive with a proven track rec ... Read more »

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Experian Named to Top 15 in IDC FinTech Rankings Top 100


LONDON-Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Experian has ranked #11 on the newly announced 2021 IDC FinTech Ranking, jumping from its previous position at #45. The FinTech Rankings is an annual ranking which highlights the top 100 global providers of financial technology. IDC also refers to Experian as a “rising star.”

“At Experian, we are continually innovating and using technology to modernize the financial services industry and satisfy the real-time data demands of consumers and businesses,” said Steve Wagner, Managing Director of Global Decision Analytics at Experian. “We help thousands of businesses lend responsibly, provide services quickly and seamlessly and protect against fraud.”

In the past year, Experian has been focused on helping financial institutions with a wide range of challenges, including opening-up cr ... Read more »

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Integrating Cloud-based Drill Hole and Sample Data Platform with Geophysics and Geology Data Management and Modeling Tools, to Help Find World-Class Deposits 

EXTON, Pa.-Wednesday 15 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that its Seequent business unit has acquired Canadian software company Minalytix, the developer of MX Deposit. The acquisition extends Seequent’s cloud capabilities and solutions for mining, including greenfield exploration, resource development, and mining production. Prior to the transaction, Seequent held a minority shareholding in Minalytix, and its partnership included exclusive global rights to sell MX Deposit.

MX Deposit simplifies and controls how drill hole and other field data is collected, m ... Read more »

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HOBOKEN, N.J-Tuesday 14 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Burgiss Group, LLC (“Burgiss”) and Caissa, LLC (“Caissa”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge businesses. On a combined basis, the firm will be one of the world’s leaders in private capital and total investment plan solutions. Burgiss and Caissa’s products meet the challenges institutional investors face in managing asset allocation and liquidity and assessing exposure, performance, and risk, while addressing compliance, ESG and climate concerns. The combined firm will be headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey and have over 450 employees worldwide.

“We’re excited to announce that Burgiss and Caissa are joining forces,” said James Kocis, Founder and CEO of Burgiss. “Caissa is a world-class provider of multi-asset class solutions to institutional investors. We’re thrilled to have our teams co ... Read more »

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