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Santander Bank today announced that it has closed a $38.5 million senior secured equipment and revolving line of credit with Cold Carriers, a refrigerated transportation company, to support its growing equipment and working capital needs.

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PwC: Top insurance industry issues in 2018

Insurance is an industry under stress

According to the PwC's 20th CEO Survey, a higher percentage of insurance CEOs than those in any other industry are extremely concerned about the threats to their growth prospects from over-regulation, the speed of technological change, changing customer behavior, and competition from new market entrants.

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IPTI Recebe a "Ordem do Mérito Aperipê" Pelo Governo de Sergipe

No dia 21 de fevereiro, o IPTI recebeu a “Ordem do Mérito Aperipê”, a mais alta comenda outorgada pelo Governo de Sergipe, pelos serviços prestados pela organização à educação pública de Sergipe.

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Mattos Filho lidera ranking em ofertas de ações em 2017

O escritório Mattos Filho liderou no ano passado o ranking anual de assessores jurídicos em ofertas de ações em valores e em números de operações, segundo dados da consultoria TTR. Em valores, a lista é seguida por Pinheiro Neto Advogados e Lefosse. Em número de ofertas, a ordem é invertida: Lefosse e depois Pinheiro Neto.

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Private Equity Group Of The Year: Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray LLP led a business group's $18 billion deal to acquire Toshiba Corp.'s semiconductor business, showcasing its ability to create an intricate international agreement on an epic scale, while also striking a series of other nine- and 10-figure deals notable in their own right, placing the firm among Law360's Private Equity Practice Groups of the Year.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches API Gateway

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) today announced the launch of its application program interface (API) gateway. Building on the successful launch of its API-enabled CashPro Assistant, clients will now be able to benefit from direct API connections through enterprise resource planning (ERP) and treasury management systems (TMS), as well as other third-party providers. Using BofA Merrill’s API gateway will enable clients to easily and quickly access their banking information and initiate transactions on a real-time basis.

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White & Case: Shifting buying habits fuel consumer acquisition spree in 2017

A fundamental shift in buying habits is driving M&A activity in the consumer sector. In reaction to a growing “on-demand” culture—where customers are expecting products and services delivered instantly—firms are using M&A as a strategy to rethink business models.

The global consumer sector saw a rebound in activity during 2017. A total of US$380.85 billion spent across 2,090 deals marked the second-highest annual deal value since the financial crisis.

Three trends are helping to drive the recent growth:

1. On-demand culture pushes retailers online:

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LCA Weekly Macro View: Favorable economic outlook prevails over political uncertainties

The IMF’s global growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 have been revised upwards. The revision was concentrated in the expected growth for major advanced economies, especially the US (as a result of the short-term boost implied by the tax overhaul). Growth expectations for some emerging countries (including Brazil) were also revised slightly higher.

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The rise of the flexible workplace has been one of the driving factors of recent positive office performance, particularly in Central London.

Across Central London alone, flexible workplace providers have taken nearly 20% of office space, while competition in the regional cities is intensifying.

In response to such growth, industry stakeholders are rapidly examining their approach not only to the sector but also to flexibility in general.

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BNY Mellon to Launch FX Prime Brokerage Service

BNY Mellon has announced plans to address the increasingly complex and capital-constrained FX market by launching a prime brokerage service for its institutional clients.

The service will launch in early 2018 and allow participants to more efficiently trade, finance and margin their FX through BNY Mellon, a highly-rated counterparty that oversees more than $33.3 trillion* of assets under custody.

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