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Building on its vision to create a better and healthier every day for every woman, Organon launches Public Service Announcement video to challenge and help reduce stigma of global public health issue

JERSEY CITY, N.J.-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Organon (NYSE: OGN), a global women’s health company, is launching a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that aims to raise awareness and ignite a worldwide conversation about the staggering rates of unplanned pregnancy around the world.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210920005986/en/

Worldwide, unplanned pregnancy impacts approximately 121 million women each year.1 A 2019 study reported that globally, more than 1 billion women have a need for family planning, but for 270 million of them, the need for modern methods of family planning is unmet.2** Unplanned pregnancy can impact any woman anywhere, r ... Read more »

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• Boehringer Ingelheim aims to develop novel cancer therapies by leveraging Abexxa’s unique technology and breakthrough antibody-based drugs.

• Abexxa’s focus is on the development of specific antibodies to intracellular antigens presented by the non-classical MHC Class I molecule, HLA-E (human leucocyte antigens), enabling the development of cancer immunotherapies potentially benefiting a broader range of patients and cancer types.

• The addition of Abexxa’s expertise complements Boehringer Ingelheim’s current approaches to the treatment of difficult-to-treat solid cancers and especially those resistant to available immunotherapies.

INGELHEIM, Germany & ARLINGTON, Texas-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the acquisition of Abexxa Biologics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company taking a new approach in the fields of immuno-oncology and oncology researc ... Read more »

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Proceeds from Landmark $90 Million Loan to Finance Low-Income Mortgages for Women-Led Households and Women-Owned Enterprises

NEW YORK-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Citi, Global Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have partnered to provide more mortgages and Small Medium Enterprise (SME) business loans to women.

The joint initiative offers a first-of-its-kind co-lending transaction of a $90 million loan ($20 million funded by Citi for three years and $70 million funded by IFC for five years) to Global Bank. The proceeds from this loan will be used for either Low Income Housing Mortgages–Hipoteca Preferencial–for women as heads of household or for women-owned and-or women-led enterprises. In addition, Global Bank will also partner with IFC Advisory Services to further enhance and develop gender-focused products and services in Panama.

“It’s an honor to support groups and institutions ... Read more »

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MARLBOROUGH, Mass -Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Index Finds Women’s Health Needs Are Not Being Met Globally and Provides Data Roadmap for Improvement

Analysis Identifies Five Health Dimensions that Correlate with Women’s Life Expectancy

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a global leader in women's health, today shared the findings from its inaugural Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, the world’s most comprehensive, globally comparative survey about women’s health.

Developed in partnership with leading analytics and advice firm Gallup, the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index is an unprecedented, in-depth examination of critical markers for women’s health, by country and territory, and over time. Its findings are based on the experiences of more than 60,000 women and girls from 116 countries and territories, captured in more than 140 languages. Conducted as part of the Gallup World ... Read more »

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Approximately 5.4 million DDoS attacks represent an 11% increase over 1H2020 on pace to surpass the previous year's record with far-reaching impact on critical Internet gateways

WESTFORD, Mass.-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT) today announced findings from its bi-annual Threat Intelligence Report that underscore the dramatic impact cyberattacks continue to have on private and public organizations and governments worldwide. In the first half of 2021, cybercriminals launched approximately 5.4 million Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks, increasing 11% over 1H2020 figures. Additionally, data projections from NETSCOUT's Active Level Threat Analysis System (ATLAS™) Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) point to 2021 as another record-setting year on track to surpass 11 million global DDoS attacks. ASERT expects this long tail of attacker innovation to last, fueling a growing ... Read more »

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LONDON-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Emerging Markets Global Advisory Limited (EMGA), the niche investment bank focused on emerging markets, announces today a landmark Senior Debt capital raise transaction that will allow BTG Pactual to expand its small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) activities in Brazil.

The US$300 million debt facility was provided by DFC and the transaction is the largest Senior Debt facility ever advised by EMGA and follows on from a US$140 million transaction completed last year with DEG and Proparco, two European development institutions.

The operation comes at a time when banks world-wide are exploring new cross-border funding options to further deliver on their support to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commenting on the transaction, BTG Pactual’s Caio Zanette said, “BTG Pactual is very pleased with the support of EMGA on pursuing this landmark transaction that will be ... Read more »

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More than 200 global organizations have now joined The Climate Pledge and are pursuing ambitious carbon-reduction activities, including operational changes in the race to fight climate change

Together, Pledge signatories generate over $1.8 trillion in global annual revenues and are expected to collectively mitigate 1.98 billion metric tons of carbon emissions annually by 2040 from a 2020 baseline

SEATTLE-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that more than 200 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge. The 86 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge include Procter & Gamble, HP, Salesforce, ASOS, and Nespresso. Pledge signatories in total generate over $1.8 trillion in global annual revenues and have more than 7 million employees across 26 industries in 21 countries. By achieving net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement, current Climate Pledge signatories are expe ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- White Oak Global Advisors (“White Oak”) has completed the acquisition of Finacity Corporation (“Finacity”) a global leader in working capital and trade finance funding solutions to global businesses.

Finacity originates, structures and places over USD$100 billion in trade finance receivables yearly with over 50 leading financial institutions in asset-backed security structures. Finacity has facilitated transactions for receivables denominated in 58 currencies with obligors in more than 175 countries making it the largest non-bank trade finance platform globally.

The deal will see Adrian Katz remain as Finacity CEO and substantive equity holder, working closely with the leadership of White Oak Global Advisors. With this acquisition White Oak and its affiliates will have over 215 professionals focused on asset-based lending offering trade receivables securitization ... Read more »

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ReadSpeaker’s industry-leading neural text-to-speech technology to power custom in-vehicle voice assistant


UPPSALA, Sweden-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ReadSpeaker, the most trusted, independent digital voice partner for global businesses, today announced that Spotify uses ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech (TTS) technology to deliver custom voices for Spotify’s newest exploration in the US - a limited release of Car Thing, a smart player for your car. ReadSpeaker’s technology currently powers the custom voice available in Car Thing.

Similar to the way the business world evolved from relying on websites to mobile apps as smartphones became popular, as the world moves beyond touchscreens and into a touchless future, consumers will become increasingly reliant on voice commands. ReadSpeaker believes that all brands have their own independent voice assistant, and custom voices will be critical in enabling bra ... Read more »

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NEW YORK -Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) today announced its commitment to achieve net-zero emissions across its operations and value chain by 2040, bringing its original target forward by 10 years. The new commitment date aligns with Moody’s published Decarbonization Plan and coincides with its recognition as a 2021 Global Compact LEAD company for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.

“The global economy is fundamentally realigning due to climate risk, and the transformation will affect us all,” said Rob Fauber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s Corporation. “Given the urgency of the need to adapt, we are accelerating Moody’s net-zero target, and continue to embed climate risk and sustainability into everything we do.”

By accelerating its net-zero target, Moody’ ... Read more »

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Finalists Also Announced for the Student Future Infrastructure Star Challenge

EXTON, Pa.-Tuesday 21 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq:BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced the finalists for the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Sixteen independent jury panels selected the 57 finalists from nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 230 organizations from 45 countries encompassing 19 categories.

Winners of the student Future Infrastructure Star Challenge will also be announced. This challenge provided students from around the world a platform to develop a concept or an idea of how they can change the world with infrastructure. Five independent jury panels of Bentley experts selected the Top 10 finali ... Read more »

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AGM Provides Accurate and Powerful Mobile Mapping for Complex Applications Including Infrastructure, Smart City, More

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Monday 20 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced AGM Systems LLC has deployed the Alpha Prime lidar sensor on the AGM-MS5.Prime, AGM’s latest high-performance mobile scanning solution. The AGM system’s advanced 3D data capture capabilities open mobile scanning to a broad range of applications, including mapping of extended linear objects, inventory of road infrastructure facilities, 3D modeling of urban environments, smart city infrastructure and more.

AGM Systems serves global leaders in the advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), energy, forestry, industrial automation, infrastructure, mining and smart city sectors with its multi-functional, high performance technology based on Velodyne’s lidar sensors.

Velodyne (Hall: 20, Booth ... Read more »

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CAIRO-Monday 20 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IACC Holdings, A privately owned investment company with a focus on shipping and logistics, has been officially recognized as one of the best places to work in Egypt for 2021 in recognition of its best–in–class employee engagement and people practices.

Best Places to Work is an international certification program, considered as the ‘Platinum Standard’ in identifying and recognizing top workplaces around the world, provide employers the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and the satisfaction of their employees and honor those who deliver an outstanding work experience with the highest standards in regards to working conditions. This award demonstrates IACC Holdings’ continuing commitment to provide the very best working environment for its employees through a progressive, ‘people-first’ HR approach

In a statement from Nada El Ahwal, Chief Strat ... Read more »

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NEW YORK, NY-Monday 20 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Tiedemann and Alvarium groups intend to combine with Cartesian Growth Corporation (NASDAQ: GLBL), a special purpose acquisition company, to form Alvarium Tiedemann Holdings (“Alvarium Tiedemann” or “AlTi”), creating a leading independent, global wealth and asset manager providing entrepreneurs, multi-generational families, institutions and emerging next-generation leaders with fiduciary capabilities as well as alternative investment strategies and advisory services.
The combined company is expected to oversee $54 billion in assets under management (AUM) and assets under advisement (AUA) on behalf of families and institutions around the world.
The combined company is expected to have post-transaction equity value of approximately $1.4 billion.
Following the closing of the transaction, which is anticipated in Q1 2022, Alvarium Tiedemann’s common stock will become publicly t ... Read more »

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NCHEON, South Korea -Monday 20 September 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

 The approval marks the first time a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 received full approval to treat patients with COVID-19
The approval includes an expansion of patients that can be treated with regdanvimab (CT-P59) for COVID-19 and a reduced time period for the treatment administration
Celltrion continues discussions with global regulators to make regdanvimab (CT-P59) available to patients with COVID-19
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celltrion Group announced that the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) approved regdanvimab (CT-P59), a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 for the extended use in elderly patients aged 50 years and over, or with at least one underlying medical condition (the obese, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, and patients with immunosuppressive agents) with mild symptoms of COVID-19, and ... Read more »

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