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12 startups will be selected to receive funding, hands-on mentorship, and access to the Techstars worldwide network on an annual basis

BOULDER, Colo.-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Techstars, a global investment business that provides access to capital, one-on-one mentorship, and customized programming for early-stage entrepreneurs, in partnership with ARM Labs, a Lagos-based innovation program focused on helping fintech startups, announces the launch of the ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator Program. The new accelerator program will focus on investing in early-stage fintech and proptech companies based in Africa.

“Lagos has built a successful startup ecosystem that merits more global exposure, investments and resources, and we see extraordinary potential in the market," said Nancy Wolff, general manager at Techstars. “Techstars has been investing in Nigerian and African startups for years, and through our partnersh ... Read more »

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

3rd Edition of ACI's Prime Time for Real-Time Report highlights real-time payments growth in the region and economic benefits unlocked by real-time payments

118.3 billion real-time payment transactions were made globally in 2021 – a YoY growth of 64.5 percent – set to rise to 427.7 billion in 2026, according to GlobalData

Real-time payments are forecast to help generate additional GDP of US$173 billion by 2026, up from US$78.4 billion in 2021 – according to a Cebr economic impact study of 30 of the world's largest economies, including both industrialized and developing nations

Cebr study outlines wide-ranging policy recommendations to maximize the economic impact of real-time payments

CAPE TOWN, South Africa--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Africa's nations are looking to real-time payments to help drive economic growth and financial inclusion, according to the 3rd ed ... Read more »

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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

AD HOC ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO ART. 53 LR

Shareholders agreed to the Board of Directors’ recommendations for all proposed resolutions

Dividend of CHF 2.00 approved

All Board members re-elected and Conditional Board of Directors appointed, effective as from the date of the settlement of the tender offer by CSL Behring AG

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Regulatory News:

At today’s 94th Annual General Meeting of Vifor Pharma Ltd., shareholders approved all proposed resolutions put forward by the Board of Directors. The Annual General Meeting was again held in accordance with the Ordinance 3 and the COVID-19 Act and has been reconfirmed in view of the current status of the tender offer launched by CSL Behring AG. Shareholders exercised their rights exclusively through the independent proxy.

Shareholder approvals
Shareholders approved the Annual Report and the Annual ... Read more »

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ESPOO, Finland-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tecnotree, a Finnish-based global provider of digital transformation solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Digital Service Providers (DSPs), announces the go-live of its Digital Stack, for enterprise and consumer businesses with MTN Uganda, the largest telecom company in Uganda with over 15 million subscribers.

The Digital Consumer stack enabled by Tecnotree Digital BSS Suite 5 benefits from a faster and more intuitive customer experience. The solution provides improvement in speed of service activation, as compared to the legacy platforms and provides other digital capabilities related to insightful customer interactions, faster onboarding, omnichannel digital journeys for customers, customer loyalty programs, 360 dashboards with an easy-to-use interface and a convergent billing system for simplified billing and collection processes. In addition the catalogue driven order captu ... Read more »

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 LONDON-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Clear Hydrogen UK Ltd. (CHUK) is pleased to announce an expansion of its agreement with Proton Technologies.

Proton has the lowest-cost method for producing Clear Hydrogen, which is the most environmentally friendly and lowest cost method to make hydrogen.

The plan is to produce Clear Hydrogen from the UK’s aging offshore oil assets while sequestering vast amounts of CO2 as solid carbonate within the same systems.

In 2021, CHUK’s founders invested $3.7 million CAD in Proton to obtain a 20 tonne per day production license for use in the UK and Ireland. The expansion announced today is 250x larger, giving an implied total license value as high as $925 million CAD for 5000 tonnes per day. Terms include 45% ownership of CHUK going to Proton, who will be providing increased technical ... Read more »

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HAYWARD, Calif.-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mawi DNA Technologies (Mawi), a biotechnology company focusing on the development of innovative technologies for biosampling, announces that Prime Discoveries has successfully developed CovidDetect™, a rapid isothermal amplification diagnostic assay for detecting SARS-CoV-2. Without the need for RNA extraction and purification, the sample result occurs in less than 30 minutes. The assay uses Mawi’s new iSWAB Microbiome-EL (Extraction-Less) sample collection technology. This allows RNA release from the sample and maintains stability, protecting it from degradation and allowing room temperature storage and transport.

Prime Discoveries recently received CE IVD marking for CovidDetect™ and plans to pursue FDA 510K approval soon. Clinical results from Prime CovidDetect™ has been peer reviewed and recently published in PLOS ONE under “A Rapid, Specific, Extraction-Less, an ... Read more »

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Former IFS CFO brings more than 30 years of technology finance leadership and SaaS investment expertise to Board

CHIASSO, Switzerland & BOSTON-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Board International, the number one Decision-Making Platform provider, announces today the appointment of Paul Smith as Chief Financial Officer.

 “Paul is a technology finance leader with an established track record of investment expertise for high performing successful SaaS businesses,” said Marco Limena, CEO of Board International. “I am delighted to welcome Paul as Chief Financial Officer, as we continue to deliver on our growth plans and fantastic momentum for the company.”

Paul Smith is the former CFO of IFS, the Swedish enterprise software company, where he played a key role in helping to transform the business from a traditional perpetual license and on-premise company with in-house sales and implementation capability ... Read more »

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MINNEAPOLIS-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, announces that Michelle McKinney Frymire has decided to step down from her roles at the Company. As part of the Company’s long-term succession planning process, the Board of Directors has appointed President and Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Andersen as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2022. He will also serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

“Leading CWT through such a critical phase in its evolution has been a great honor,” said McKinney Frymire. “We have made substantial achievements during extraordinary times, and I am grateful to our global team and customers for their trust and supportive partnership. Now, with a strong financial foundation in place, CWT is positioned to accelerate its growth plan and I’m pleased to pass the baton to Patrick. ... Read more »

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LONDON-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Moody’s today launched Moody’s ESG360™, an easy-to-use platform that provides portfolio managers with ESG analyst-verified scores and modelled ESG and climate intelligence on private and public companies to bring clarity and confidence to investment decisions on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

“To understand the short- and long-term impact of ESG and climate exposures, market participants need a holistic and reliable view of risks and opportunities,” said Andrea Blackman, Managing Director – Global Head of Moody’s ESG Solutions. “The launch of Moody’s ESG360™ demonstrates our commitment to providing comprehensive coverage to help portfolio managers make sustainable decisions with confidence. Coverage is much more than just a number; it’s a commitment to providing granular and clearly defined data, scores, and assessments ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that Arturo Nuñez has been elected to its Board of Directors and that he has also joined the company’s Audit Committee, in each case effective as of April 25, 2022. Mr. Nuñez is Chief Marketing Officer of Nu Holdings Ltd. (“Nubank”), which is a digital banking platform headquartered in Brazil that serves customers across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia.

 

“We welcome Arturo Nuñez and are excited that he is joining our Board of Directors,” said William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman. “Arturo has an impressive global business background that includes consumer-oriented experience from his current role at Nubank and his previous positions at Apple, Nike, and the NBA. We expect that our Board will benefit from Arturo’s valuable perspectives on creative marketing, modern retail, innovative technology, and consumer branding, including connecting with diver ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global enhances its platform in Peru as Picón & Asociados, a collaborating firm since 2018, becomes the latest member firm to join the global organization. The announcement comes on the heels of the most recent member firm addition in Mexico as Andersen Global continues to strengthen its presence in Latin America and provide a suite of global, integrated services.

Based in Lima, Picón & Asociados is led by Managing Partner Oscar Picón. The firm specializes in tax and customs matters, providing customized solutions in tax planning, due diligence, tax advice, tax compliance and transfer pricing to international and domestic clients.

“During the past few years, we built strong working relationships with the member and collaborating firms of Andersen Global to meet our clients’ needs regionally and globally,” Oscar said. “Becoming a member firm of Anderse ... Read more »

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Developing Personalized Delicious and Healthy Eating Within Woven City

TOKYO-Tuesday 26 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. (Nissin Foods) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have initiated an agreement to jointly foster human well-being through healthy eating. This proposed plan will explore using Nissin’s innovative food offering, based on the latest molecular nutritional science, to provide personalized, delicious, and healthy “Complete Nutrition Meals” for Woven City. Woven City is being developed in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture on behalf of Toyota by Woven Planet, Inc. (Woven Planet), a Toyota subsidiary.

Specifically, the following initiatives will be considered.

(1) A joint demonstration on expanding food choices for Woven City and improve residents’ health through the provision of "Complete Nutrition Meals”

(2) Connect data to provide "Complete Nutrit ... Read more »

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