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GSMA Puts Final Touches on Seventh Edition of Shanghai Event; Announces Additional Speakers, Developments in Exhibition and Partner Programmes HONG KONG -Friday 15 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- With two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai opens, the GSMA provided a final update on the event, including additional speakers confirmed for the keynote programme and 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Summit, as well as further details on exhibition features and partner programmes. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be held 27-29 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). “We are counting down the days to Mobile World Congress Shanghai – we have an amazing programme lined up across the exhibition, the conference and the many other events and programmes taking place during the week,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer. “Attendees will have the opportunity to discover a better future enabled by mobile, experiencing how mobile will positively impact con ... Read more »
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NEW YORK-Tuesday 19 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Citi Private Bank ardently congratulates Fernando Alonso for his impressive win at The 24 Hours of Le Mans this past weekend. Mr. Alonso, who is also a two time Formula One World Champion, most recently competed and won the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in May. In January he debuted at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Previously he participated in the Indianapolis 500 in May of 2017. He was sponsored by Citi Private Bank for all four races. Alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans makes up one third of ‘the Triple Crown of Motor Racing’. Having already won Monaco twice, Mr. Alonso is on a quest to become only the second driver in history to complete the Triple Crown. “Fernando drove one the most thrilling races at Le Mans that I have ever seen. His stunning night time drive will likely go down as one of the greatest victories in motorsport’s history,” said Peter Clive Charrington, Global Head of Citi ... Read more »
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SEATTLE-Wednesday 20 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avalara, Inc. (NYSE: AVLR) today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 8,625,000 shares of common stock, including the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase 1,125,000 additional shares of common stock, at a price to the public of $24.00 per share. The shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 15, 2018 under the symbol “AVLR.” Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan, and BofA Merrill Lynch acted as book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities, KeyBanc Capital Markets, and Stifel acted as co-managers. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, or by telephone at 866-471-2526, or by email at, or from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutio ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 19 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The 2018 Asian Games is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in Indonesia. Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games. As the biggest multi-sport games after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games are the most prestigious event organized by the Olympic Council of Asia, with the 18th edition to be held in Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018. The Games will feature 463 events in 44 sports with 45 countries participating at 65 competition venues, supported by more than 13,000 volunteers on site. On behalf of the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC), GL events Middle East was selected as the General Contractor for the 18th Asian Games, including the overlay delivery: tents, grandstands, barriers, containers, power, ventilation and air conditioning, scaffolding, media desks, broad ... Read more »
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Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis-Mercredi 20 Juin 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] AETOSWire, la branche de distribution de nouvelles de News Services Group et le représentant exclusif de Business Wire, une société de Berkshire Hathaway dans la région MENA, a lancé l‘innovant service Vidéo de Presse qui transforme les communiqués de presse textuels en une vidéo de presse animée de moins de 60 secondes. Pour rester en phase avec le secteur des communications en constante évolution, AETOSWire vise toujours à anticiper les besoins futurs de ses clients et de ses parties prenantes. La Vidéo de Presse est l'un des derniers lancés par AETOSWire avec les quelques services de communication uniques en leur genre, comme les Alertes Audio pour les Journalistes, pour marquer ses 10 ans de réalisations dans le secteur. La Vidéo de Presse est née en réponse à l'afflux de communiqués de presse sur différents médias, dans le cadre desquels les messages des clients se perdaient dans le tas de communiqués de presse. Av ... Read more »
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Transaction unlocks more than $95 million of cash flow over next three years LAS VEGAS-Wednesday 20 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced it has entered into a binding agreement with a syndicate of investors, including a fourth round of equity participation by Rimini Street’s largest shareholder, Adams Street Partners, to refinance its current credit facility with the issuance of $140 million of Series A convertible preferred stock and 2.9 million shares of common stock. Closing is subject to a shareholder vote and certain other customary closing conditions. Holders of a majority of the Company’s common stock have agreed to vote in favor of the transaction, and the Company expects the transaction to close in the third quarter of 2018. The transaction is expected to unlock more than ... Read more »
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Multi-million-dollar content partnerships with pop group NOW UNITED and Cartoon Network kick-off new era of Unilever’s industry-leading Unstereotype initiative CANNES, France-Wednesday 20 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Unilever is calling on content creators and distributors to act now to eliminate outdated stereotypes. The move marks the latest step in the company’s industry-leading Unstereotype initiative, which launched two years ago with the aim of eliminating harmful and diminishing portrayals of people across advertising. As part of its Unstereotype commitment Unilever is expanding that initiative across all forms of content and branded entertainment, and today announces a three-year multi-million-dollar deal with Rexona, the world’s biggest deodorant brand, and Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment. Rexona (also known as Sure, Degree and Shield depending on the country) will partner with NOW UNITED, the first ever global pop group comprised of 14 artists from 14 cou ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Wednesday 20 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] AETOSWire, the news distribution arm of News Services Group and the exclusive representative of Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, in the MENA region, launched the innovative Press Video Service that transforms textual press releases into a less than 60-Seconds Animated Press Video. To keep pace with the ever-evolving and advancing communications landscape, AETOSWire always aim to anticipate the future needs of its clients and stakeholders. The Press Video is one of the latest services launched by AETOSWire along with the few most sought-after communication services, like the Audio Alerts for Journalists, to mark its 10 years in the industry. The Press Video came about as a response to the influx of press releases on various media outlets, whereby clients’ messages would get lost in the mound of press releases. With thousands of news available online, clients have to wonder how they can capture and maintai ... Read more »
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European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) honors Inteva’s Real-Time scanning process for stitching interiors TROY, Mich.-Tuesday 19 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Inteva Products, LLC, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, received the top prize in the 2018 Innovation Awards presented by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) at The Hague, Netherlands, on June 13. Inteva was recognized for its new real-time scanning process for the robotic stitching of automotive interiors. This innovative technology will be used on instrument panels for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The new process enables “live” scanning and immediate adjustments to the program path of robotic stitching equipment as a component is being stitched. This approach aligns leading-edge advances in the use of lasers in automotive manufacturing with Inteva’s unique robotic stitching technologies. The adv ... Read more »
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ZURICH-Saturday 16 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rivoli Group AG completes its comprehensive operational restructuring process and acts with a new presence in the future. The Swiss based Rivoli Group AG has now completed the comprehensive restructuring process as part of the international realignment of its corporate strategy. After an intensive evaluation of the situation, the available resources and existing market potential, the Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Mourad Malloul, the management team and an international advisory committee coordinated the strategy together. "This is the beginning of a crucial new chapter for the Rivoli Group," the President and CEO of Rivoli Group AG said. The measure aims to strengthen the competitive advantages within the company group, to adjust their service offerings and to redefine business processes. In addition to the integration of newly developed risk management solutions, the coverage presence in the emerging markets w ... Read more »
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LACHEN, Switzerland-Monday 18 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Octapharma announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved an extension of marketing authorisation for its human cell line-derived recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) product, Nuwiq®. New single dose vial strengths of 2500, 3000 and 4000 International Units (IU) will be available in Europe, in addition to the current strengths of 250, 500, 1000 and 2000 IU. The new Nuwiq® vial strengths have been available in the US since September last year, following approval by the FDA. Nuwiq® is indicated in adults and children of all ages for on-demand treatment and prophylaxis, including during surgery, to prevent and control bleeding episodes in patients with haemophilia A. This expanded array of vial strengths has the potential to increase treatment options for patients with haemophilia A by improving dosing flexibility. Patients who previously required more than one vial per infusion may be able to ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Tuesday 19 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Hertz UAE, a part of the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, launched a one-month-long lease promotion exclusively for five new Toyota models. The promotion offers individual and corporate customers a cost effective single stop solution to enjoy the benefits of driving a Toyota car. Hertz UAE is a 360-degree mobility solutions provider offering a value-based customer experience enabled by the highest quality of professionally maintained vehicles and service products supported by an empowered and engaged workforce. The month-long promotion offers the new Toyota Rush at AED 1,470; Toyota Rav 4 at AED 1,680; Toyota Fortuner at AED 2,268, Toyota Prado at AED 2,583 and Toyota Land Cruiser at AED 3,759. All these rates are per month, inclusive of VAT; and are based on 48 months and 20,000 kilometres per annum. Commenting on the promotion, Mr. Declan McCluskey, Managing Director of Hertz UAE, said, “We are glad to announce the one- ... Read more »
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IDEMIA, the world leader in Augmented Identity, has been awarded a five year contract by the United Kingdom Home Office Biometrics (HOB) Programme to deliver a new Fingerprint Matcher Service. This award forms part of the strategic HOB Programme to deliver flexible Biometric Services. COLOMBES, France-Tuesday 19 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This award will result in the deployment of the very latest IDEMIA fingerprint matching platform, which will deliver significant productivity improvements by offering increased accuracy fingerprint services to the stakeholders and users of the HOB Programme. In the first phase of the project IDEMIA’s solution will be deployed for use by United Kingdom National Law Enforcement agencies, to be closely followed by Immigration and Border stakeholders. IDEMIA’s solution is based upon its MBSS Search Platform1 with additional Services. MBSS is a flagship product of IDEMIA, combining very high scalability (over 1 billion identities pos ... Read more »
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