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DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mouser Electronics Inc. today releases the sixth installment of the 2021 award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program. The latest installment investigates emerging trends and applications that use radio frequency (RF) and wireless technologies, offering engaging content, including a blog and an infographic, as well as a new episode of The Tech Between Us podcast hosted by Mouser’s Director of Technical Content, Raymond Yin. To listen to the new episode, visit

 “With the emergence of 5G, the industry has seen more need for smart, connected, wireless and RF products, making it necessary for innovators, designers and buyers to fully understand the scope and capabilities of these new, advanced technologies,” states Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “We ... Read more »

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NDON & SINGAPORE-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Global venture capital firm Antler has announced that it has raised over $300m to date. The firm invests globally in companies at the pre-seed stage, and intends to now provide continued support investing up to Series C.

Antler has put together a team to oversee on-going investments, led by Martell Hardenberg, Co-Founder of Lazada; Teddy Himler, formerly of SoftBank; Stefan Jung, previously Managing Partner at Venturra Capital; and Navi Singh, a Researcher at MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Antler seeks to build on the success of its regional pre-seed fund model, currently in 15 countries across 5 continents, and with 350 investments in technology startups made.

Antler has closed over $300m to date. Investors include Schroders, Vækstfonden, Phoenix Group and others.

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global venture capital firm Antler has announced that it has closed over $300m to dat ... Read more »

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• Phase II post-hoc data show evobrutinib reduced acute and chronic inflammation processes in the central nervous system that may be early indicators of MS disease progression

• Additional data indicate that evobrutinib treatment was associated with reduced MRI and relapse activity in a patient population with more severe prognosis, based on baseline neurofilament levels

• The first and only integrated safety analysis of a BTK inhibitor that includes MS patients demonstrated that evobrutinib is well-tolerated across three Phase II trials in more than 1000 patients suffering from autoimmune diseases, including RMS

DARMSTADT, Germany-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Merck, a leading science and technology company, today shared data in an oral presentation from a Phase II post-hoc analysis, demonstrating that the oral, central nervous system (CNS)-pen ... Read more »

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LONDON-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jetcraft Commercial, the commercial aircraft division of global aircraft trading firm Jetcraft, is today announcing the appointment of Christophe Potocki as Vice President of Sales.

Based in Singapore, Potocki will support Jetcraft’s global commercial activity with a focus on the Asia region. He brings 20 years of commercial aviation experience to his role, most recently serving as Head of Asia-Pacific for Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) where he coordinated deals for over 20% of all aircraft sales.

Raphaël Haddad, President of Jetcraft Commercial, says: “As we continue to broaden our international footprint, it is crucial for us to have the right team on hand to propel commercial deals throughout Asia and beyond.

“Potocki’s impressive aircraft sales experience and skills in marketing, strategy and customer support deliver a promising mix for our continued grow ... Read more »

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BASEL, Switzerland -Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Rhizen Pharma commences dosing in a phase II trial to evaluate Tenalisib (RP6530; isoform selective dual PI3K δ/γ inhibitor with additional SIK3 activity) in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer
This multi-center, randomized phase II study is being conducted in eastern Europe and is designed to assess Tenalisib’s anti-tumor activity across two dose levels apart from its safety & tolerability.
The study has an exploratory translational component to assess the changes in cytokines/chemokines and gene expression post treatment with Tenalisib to fully delineate its multivalent mechanism
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rhizen Pharmaceuticals AG (Rhizen), a Switzerland-based privately held, clinical-stage oncology & inflammation-focussed biopharmaceutical company announced today that it has commenced dosing in a phase II trial to evaluate Tenalisib (RP6530; isoform selec ... Read more »

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CHICAGO-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PGIM Private Capital provided a $65.0M Senior Secured Credit Facility consisting of a $50.0M Senior Secured First Lien Term Loan and a $15.0M committed Delayed Draw Term Loan to ED&F Man Capital Markets US Holdings, Inc., a global financial brokerage business. PGIM Private Capital is a leading source of private debt for public and private companies and is the private capital arm of PGIM, the $1.4 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

“We are pleased to provide funding to ED&F Man Capital Markets to provide strategic financing for the business as they pursue the next phase of growth. Our experience with similar financings in this sector introduced us to the opportunity to work with the Firm’s management team, forming a strong, direct partnership. Our relationship-oriented approach is reflected in the Firm’s mission centered on ... Read more »

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Through this service, Lenovo customers have offset more than 350,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide associated with the purchase of their IT equipment worldwide

RESEARCH PARK TRIANGLE, N.C.-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As the demand for environmentally-conscious products and services grows, Lenovo today announced the DEKRA validation of its global CO2 Offset Service. Conducted by the Business Assurance Services unit of this international testing, inspection, and certification organization, this is the first DEKRA audit of its kind for an electronics manufacturer. Consisting of an in-depth assessment of Lenovo’s carbon footprint calculation process, DEKRA has validated the accuracy of the related claims and verified the service’s CO2 compensation process.

Originally launched as a pilot in the Nordics in 2019, the now globally available Lenovo CO2 Offset Service helps companies offset the carbon emissions associated wit ... Read more »

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CHICAGO & AMSTERDAM-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Optiver, a leading global market maker, is pleased to announce the launch of its corporate strategic investment initiative, Optiver Principal Strategic Investments (PSI). For more than 35 years, Optiver has been committed to improving global financial markets at every stage, for all parties involved. Through Optiver PSI, the firm seeks to build upon this mission by partnering with entrepreneurs shaping the financial markets of the future.

Historically, Optiver has been focused on its core activity of making markets in listed derivatives and equities. Through competitive pricing, execution and risk management, the firm’s 1300+ employees have remained steadfast in their shared commitment to improving the market. In recent years, the company has become increasingly outward looking throughout its global expansion. Optiver Principal Strategic Investments is therefore a natural evoluti ... Read more »

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NEW YORK -Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody’s Analytics is pleased to announce the launch of ABS Suite Plus, a next-generation version of its industry leading solution for end to end structured finance administration, accounting, funding optimization, and analytics. By incorporating workflow automation, funding optimization and enhanced reporting capabilities, ABS Suite Plus deepens Moody’s Analytics capabilities in this space following its targeted investment in Deloitte’s ABS Suite Business.

Structured finance issuers face a variety of challenges including audit, compliance, reporting, and other operational obligations. ABS Suite Plus, which is designed for many types of user roles, supports securitization issuance programs of all sizes, asset classes, and complexities. Issuers and trustees globally use it to increase operational efficiency, mitigate risk, and automate the manual processes associated with structured f ... Read more »

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Global API-first payment technology platform powers the world’s leading fintechs, including Revolut, Curve, Starling Bank, Zilch, WeLab Bank and Paidy

• Investment from Advent International and Viking Global Investors provides deep payments and fintech experience and capital; follows strategic investment by Visa in 2020

• Company intends to use investment to accelerate technology investments in product innovation and to continue the expansion of its customer base in 48 countries today across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East

LONDON-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Global Processing Services (“GPS”), the leading global payment technology platform, today announced it has raised over US$300 million from Advent International (“Advent”) and Viking Global Investors (“Viking”), who will co-control the company. The investment by Advent will be funded through Advent Tech and ... Read more »

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Updates support new higher education student data reporting regulations; aids its ‘open access’ model where students can apply and begin to learn anytime, anywhere

LAS VEGAS-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that Open Universities Australia (OUA), the country’s leading online higher education marketplace, engaged Rimini Street to build and deliver regulatory updates for the reporting of new and existing student data as required to comply with the Government of Australia’s new Tertiary Collection of Student Information (TCSI) regulations. Rimini Street has been supporting OUA’s PeopleSoft applications since 2017 and based on OUA’s excellent support experience with the Company, the organization ... Read more »

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 Western Union International Bank Joins SEPA Instant Credit Transfer


VIENNA-Wednesday 13 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, announced today that the Western Union International Bank (WUIB) has joined the Single Euro Payments Area Instant Credit Transfer scheme (SCT Inst) as a Direct Participant, further enhancing the company’s real-time payment capabilities in Europe.

Joining SCT Inst allows Western Union to offer its consumers—across the 24 countries and more than 2,300 financial institutions that take part in the SCT Inst scheme—additional real-time money transfer and payment options, available 24/7, providing more choice and convenience and further improving speed and reliability. Progressively, SCT Inst participation will enable consumers using Western Union’s global financial network, spanning more than 200 co ... Read more »

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Transformational Partnership Establishes PCI as a CDMO and Broadens Capabilities Across Drug Product Lifecycle from Early Clinical Development to Commercialization

PHILADELPHIA-Thursday 14 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PCI Pharma Services (PCI), a leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical global integrated solutions provider, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. (LSNE), a premier contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) headquartered in Bedford, New Hampshire, from global private equity firm Permira. Founded in 1997, LSNE has an impressive history of serving global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, differentiated by its high-quality cGMP aseptic fill-finish capabilities, and expertise in and ability to scale lyophilization, an important manufacturing process commonly used with injectable and biologic therapies. LSNE will expand PCI’s ... Read more »

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