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    1. Warburg Pincus Landed a $1 Billion Deal with a Twist — One Brother is on Warburg's Energy Team, Another is an Exec at the Company it Backed.

      Warburg Pincus Landed a $1 Billion Deal with a Twist — One Brother is on Warburg's Energy Team, Another is an Exec at the Company it Backed.
      • An executive of an oil-and-gas company that Warburg Pincus just backed is the brother of one of the private-equity firm's energy-focused managing directors, Business Insider has learned.
      • The unusual situation, a potential conflict of interest, meant that Warburg managing director David Habachy could not be involved in decision-making on the deal, according to a person familiar with the matter...
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    2. Catalyst Offers to Buy Hudson’s Bay Shares to Block Takeover Bid

      Catalyst Offers to Buy Hudson’s Bay Shares to Block Takeover Bid

      Private equity firm Catalyst Capital Group Inc. is offering to purchase up to $150 million (US$114 million) worth of shares of Hudson’s Bay Co. ( HBC.TO ) as it builds a stake in the Canadian retailer in an effort to thwart a proposed takeover of the company. The Toronto-based firm said in a statement Monday it was was prepared to pay $10.11 per share in cash for up to roughly 14.8 million common shares...

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    3. Carl Icahn Criticizes Petroleum Giant Occidental's Recent Mega-Merger

      Carl Icahn Criticizes Petroleum Giant Occidental's Recent Mega-Merger
      • Carl Icahn slammed Occidental Petroleum's CEO and chairman Monday, saying its deal to takeover Anadarko was hastily done.
      • Icahn and the board of Occidental have been in a public battle over the deal and four director seats on the board.
      • In the latest letters to shareholders, Icahn said that Warren Buffett's $10 billion financing of the Anadarko deal took Occidental's CEO "to the cleaners."...
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    4. CURO Announces Gillian Van Schaick and Elizabeth Webster Joining Board of Directors

      CURO Announces Gillian Van Schaick and Elizabeth Webster Joining Board of Directors

      WICHITA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CURO Group Holdings Corp. (CURO) (“CURO” or the “Company”), a market leader in providing short-term credit to underbanked consumers, today announced the addition of two new independent directors to its Board of Directors effective July 22, 2019...

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    5. US Ecology Announces Appointment of Melanie Steiner to Its Board of Directors

      US Ecology Announces Appointment of Melanie Steiner to Its Board of Directors

      BOISE, Idaho, July 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- US Ecology, Inc. ("US Ecology" or the "Company") [Nasdaq-GS: ECOL] today announced that Melanie Steiner was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board"), increasing the number of directors to nine, eight of whom are independent. Steiner was also appointed to the Board's Audit and Risk Committee...

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    6. Attorney General James Holds Equifax Accountable By Securing $600 Million Payment In Largest Data Breach Settlement In History

      Attorney General James Holds Equifax Accountable By Securing $600 Million Payment In Largest Data Breach Settlement In History

      NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that she has co-led a coalition of 50 Attorneys General in reaching the largest data breach settlement in history with Equifax Inc., as a result of an investigation into the company’s massive ...

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    7. Charlie's Holdings, Inc. Announces Appointment of Jeff Fox as Independent Director

      Charlie's Holdings, Inc. Announces Appointment of Jeff Fox as Independent Director

      COSTA MESA, Calif., July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlie's Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Charlie's") (OTC: CHUC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Fox to the Company's Board of Directors as an independent director. Jeff Fox has been a leading business strategist, brand marketing authority and general management executive for some of the world's largest restaurant and consumer companies...

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    8. James Liu Appointed to Board of Directors of Opera Limited

      James Liu Appointed to Board of Directors of Opera Limited

      OSLO, Norway, July 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opera Limited (OPRA) (“Opera”), one of the world’s leading browser providers and an influential player in the field of content platforms, today announced that James Liu has joined Opera's Board of Directors. Liu will serve on the Audit and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committees and is an independent director...

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    9. Sanderson Farms, Inc. Names Sonia Pérez to Board of Directors

      Sanderson Farms, Inc. Names Sonia Pérez to Board of Directors

      LAUREL, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) today announced that Sonia Pérez was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective July 18, 2019. She will serve as a Class C director until the annual meeting of shareholders in 2020 and will, if re-elected at that meeting, serve for a term expiring in 2022...

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    10. WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Sold Some of His WeWork Stake

      WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Sold Some of His WeWork Stake

      Today, we learn that WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has cashed out more than $700 million from the company ahead of its IPO via a mix of stock sales and debt, according to The Wall Street Journal. He has reportedly sold some of his stake in the company and borrowed against some of his holdings.The story notes that Neumann recently set up a family office to invest the proceeds and has begun to hire financial professionals to run it....

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    11. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces Changes and Additions to the Board

      SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces Changes and Additions to the Board

      ORLANDO, Fla., July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) (the "Company" or "SeaWorld"), a leading theme park and entertainment company, announced today that the Board of Directors increased its size from seven to eight and elected Charles Koppelman to serve as a Director of the Company, effective July 19, 2019...

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    12. Bain Capital Specialty Finance Appoints Two New Board Directors

      Bain Capital Specialty Finance Appoints Two New Board Directors

      BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. (“BCSF” or the “Company”) (NYSE:BCSF) today announced the appointment of Amy Butte and Clare Richer to its Board of Directors. These appointments are effective August 1, 2019, and expand the Company’s Board to seven directors, five of whom are independent...

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    13. Alimera Sciences Announces the Appointment of Industry Veteran John Snisarenko to its Board of Directors

      Alimera Sciences Announces the Appointment of Industry Veteran John Snisarenko to its Board of Directors

      ATLANTA, July 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALIM) (“Alimera”), a leader in the commercialization and development of prescription ophthalmology treatments for the management of retinal diseases, announces the appointment of John Snisarenko to its Board of Directors. Mr. Snisarenko has more than 30 years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including major retina and ophthalmology businesses...

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    14. Carl Icahn Formally Seeks to Replace Four Occidental Petroleum Directors

      Carl Icahn Formally Seeks to Replace Four Occidental Petroleum Directors

      Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has filed a formal solicitation statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, taking another step in seeking to replace four directors at Occidental Petroleum , alleging the company's board mismanaged its $38 billion deal to buy Anadarko Petroleum...

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