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Pactera Announces Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

BEIJING, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Pactera Technology International Ltd. (PACT) ('Pactera' or the 'Company'), a global consulting and technology services provider strategically headquartered in China, today announced that at an extraordinary general meeting held today, the Company's shareholders voted to approve the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of October 17, 2013 (the 'Merger Agreement'), among the Company, BCP (Singapore) VI Cayman Acquisition Co. Ltd. ('Parent'), BCP (Singapore) VI Cayman Financing Co. Ltd. ('Midco'), and BCP (Singapore) VI Cayman Merger Co. Ltd. ('Merger Sub'), the plan of merger (the 'Plan of Merger') and the transactions contemplated thereby. The transaction has already obtained all necessary antitrust approvals under the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law, the Japanese Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade and the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. (more...)

APX Group Holdings, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

PROVO, Utah, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ APX Group Holdings, Inc. ('APX Group' or the 'Company'), a leading residential security solutions and home automation services company, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. (more...)

Pactera Announces Completion of Merger
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

BEIJING, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Pactera Technology International Ltd. (PACT) ('Pactera' or the 'Company'), a global consulting and technology services provider strategically headquartered in China, today announced the completion of the merger contemplated by the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of October 17, 2013 (the 'Merger Agreement'), among the Company, BCP (Singapore) VI Cayman Acquisition Co. Ltd. ('Parent'), BCP (Singapore) VI Cayman Financing Co. Ltd. ('Midco') and BCP (Singapore) VI Cayman Merger Co. Ltd. ('Merger Sub'). As a result of the merger, the Company became indirectly wholly owned by Parent. (more...)

FSN Capital Partners Selects iLEVEL for Portfolio Monitoring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ iLEVEL, the cloud-based software provider to the private capital market, today announced that FSN Capital Partners ('FSN') has selected the iLEVEL Private Capital Data Platform to automate the process of collecting, storing, analyzing and reporting on data across its private equity investments. Fund managers on iLEVELcan better optimize portfolio performance, more easily complete diligence questionnaires during fundraising, prepare regulatory lings, quicken and de-risk the valuation process, and report to their investors in a timely, complete and accurate manner. (more...)

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Deborah M. Dryden & More to Receive 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Scenic designer, writer and professor, MARJORIE BRADLEY KELLOGG, and costume designer DEBORAH M. DRYDEN are among the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 2, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Ms. Kellogg will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design and Ms. Dryden was selected to receive the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design. Ms. Kellogg's award will be presented to her by director Kenny Leon and Ms. Dryden's award will be presented to her by designer David Woolard. (more...)

IT'S MAGIC! Set for Harris Center, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Harris Center for the Arts audiences has fallen in love with It's Magic as shown by consecutive years of sold-out performances and added performances... Now this show returns to Folsom with an exciting all-new lineup! (more...)

April at UMS Includes WAR HORSE, REQUIEM, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The University Musical Society (UMS) presents a diverse April line-up featuring four uplifting performances to close out the 2013/2014 season of live performances. The first weekend marks the return of the UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jerry Blackstone, in a powerful rendition of Brahms' German Requiem (Friday, April 4). (more...)

Jeff Clarke Elected CEO of Kodak
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

“Jeff is the right person to lead Kodak forward. His combination of strengths and experience in technology, transformation, finance, operations, and international business is precisely what we set out to find in the next leader of Kodak. His past leadership positions have included businesses selling hardware, software and services, and printing – with B2B customers as well as consumers. The Board evaluated many highly qualified and talented people during the search, but it was clear to all of us that Jeff was the one we wanted. We feel extremely confident about Kodak's prospects with Jeff at the helm,” said James V. Continenza, chairman of the board. “I thank Antonio Perez for his excellent leadership of Kodak through its complex and successful restructuring, and for solidifying our relationships with our valued customers since that time.” (more...)

Former Cisco Executive Barry O'Sullivan Brings Unified Communications and Contact Center Experience to Altocloud
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Altocloud is creating a cloud-based contextual communications platform that uses data analytics and machine learning to produce more effective customer-to-company interactions. The new platform can be integrated with existing enterprise contact center, marketing automation, CRM and web analytics solutions and can be implemented across mobile and web. A private beta of the Altocloud platform is planned to begin later this month. (more...)

Blackstone to Acquire Accuvant, Expanding Technology Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

This investment leverages Blackstone's extensive technology experience and capabilities, and also significantly broadens its presence in the information-security sector. The increased prevalence and complexity of cyber-attacks has made information security a Board-level issue at corporations across the world. Blackstone has committed significant time and resources to evaluating the industry landscape and key vendors in the market. (more...)

Blackstone to Acquire Accuvant, Expanding Technology Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

This investment leverages Blackstone's extensive technology experience and capabilities, and also significantly broadens its presence in the information-security sector. The increased prevalence and complexity of cyber-attacks has made information security a Board-level issue at corporations across the world. Blackstone has committed significant time and resources to evaluating the industry landscape and key vendors in the market. (more...)

Accuvant to Be Acquired By Blackstone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

“Security has transcended everyone and everything – from people to companies to nations,” said Dan Burns, Accuvant co-founder and chief executive officer. “Accuvant has already helped thousands of organizations protect themselves and their customers. But, there's so much more we can do. This new investment by Blackstone will enable us to accelerate our pace of innovation and expansion, and allow us to deliver new services and solutions that meet the constantly evolving needs of the global market.” (more...)

Accuvant to Be Acquired By Blackstone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

“Security has transcended everyone and everything – from people to companies to nations,” said Dan Burns, Accuvant co-founder and chief executive officer. “Accuvant has already helped thousands of organizations protect themselves and their customers. But, there's so much more we can do. This new investment by Blackstone will enable us to accelerate our pace of innovation and expansion, and allow us to deliver new services and solutions that meet the constantly evolving needs of the global market.” (more...)

Sverica International Reaches Agreement to Sell Majority Stake in Accuvant to Blackstone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Sverica acquired a majority interest in Accuvant in July 2008. Over the course of its investment, Sverica optimized the organizational structure of the business, added depth to the management team, enhanced strategic focus on Accuvant's Managed Security Services business, and assisted management in successfully navigating the company through an extended period of rapid growth. (more...)

Sverica International Reaches Agreement to Sell Majority Stake in Accuvant to Blackstone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Sverica acquired a majority interest in Accuvant in July 2008. Over the course of its investment, Sverica optimized the organizational structure of the business, added depth to the management team, enhanced strategic focus on Accuvant's Managed Security Services business, and assisted management in successfully navigating the company through an extended period of rapid growth. (more...)

iLEVEL to Exhibit at SuperReturn International 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

“We are thrilled to be playing a prominent role at SuperReturn International 2014 on the heels of announcing the launch of iLEVEL's London-based operations and the onboarding of a number of leading Europe-based fund managers, adding to a lengthy roster of firms in other parts of the world already using iLEVEL,” said Melissa Ferraz, Vice President, EMEA, iLEVEL. (more...)

DataFox Brings Big Data Analytics to the Business of Investing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ DataFox Intelligence, Inc., the premier source of data-driven technology solutions for finance professionals, today announced the launch of its flagship enterprise product, DataFox (www.DataFox.co). Designed for investors and analysts from financial institutions, corporations, and governments, the subscription software aggregates and makes sense of millions of data points to track, score, and rank over 350,000 private and public companies, allowing users to discover new investment opportunities, maintain a real-time understanding of prospective and current portfolio companies, and identify industry trends and patterns. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Week 2014 Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week 2014, which celebrates the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, is returning for its second year after beating expectations in its inaugural season. Over 100 productions are expected to participate. New to this year's Theatre Week is a partnership with area hotels, which will be offering Chicago Theatre Week packages to include a hotel room and a pair of tickets to one of ten productions. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago. (more...)

Blackstone Holdings Acquires ImageWorks Corporation/AFP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Blackstone Holdings, LLC (Denver, Colo.) has acquired the veterinary division of ImageWorks Corporation/AFP (Elmsford, N.Y.). The new company will operate as ImageWorks Veterinary. Continuing the 'Made in the USA' tradition, all operations and manufacturing have been relocated to Colorado. (more...)

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir to Bring THE HONEYBEELUJAH SHOW to Joe's Pub, 5/4-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, who first rose to international attention for their music-based consciousness-raising about consumerism, have recently turned their focus to a different menace: big companies' instrumental role in climate disruption. New York City's singing activists will perform The Honeybeelujah Show-in which they take up the 'Big Ag' complex of mono-culture farming, with the honeybee, one of its victims, as the Choir's animal guide-May 4 - June 22 at Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette St, NYC). (more...)

Manufacture of Truck Trailers in North America: An Industry Analysis on this $8.8 Billion Industry Featuring 240+ Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

DUBLIN, IRELAND(Marketwired - Feb. 25, 2014) - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zt5bcz/manufacture_of) has announced the addition of the 'Manufacture of Truck Trailers in North America: Industry Analysis' report to their offering. (more...)

ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend That Pactera Shareholders Vote 'For' Proposed Going-private Transaction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

BEIJING, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Pactera Technology International Ltd. (PACT) ('Pactera' or the 'Company'), a global consulting and technology services provider strategically headquartered in China, is pleased to announce that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ('ISS') and Glass Lewis & Co., LLC ('Glass Lewis') have recommended that Pactera shareholders vote for approval of the Company's agreement and plan of merger (the 'Merger Agreement') dated October 17, 2013 under which the Company will be acquired by a consortium led by funds managed or advised by Blackstone (as defined below) for US$7.30 per common share (a 'Share') or US$7.30 per American depositary share (an 'ADS'), each representing one Share, of the Company (the 'Transaction'). The Transaction has already obtained all necessary antitrust approvals under the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law, the Japanese Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade and the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. (more...)

Aaron's, Inc. Provides Shareholder Update
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today provided a shareholder update with respect to the publicly filed letter to the Aaron's Board of Directors from Mr. Brian Kahn, the Managing Member of Vintage Capital Management, LLC ('Vintage'). (more...)

New York Data Center Summit: 1 Week to Go, Look Who's Attending, Add Your Firm to This Influential List Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Welcome to the Cloud Era. Join the leading investors, developers, owners, debt sources, equity sources, architects, engineers, end-users and industry service providers who are writing the next chapter in data center and connectivity innovations. The 2014 summit will bring special focus to new investment, development and financing opportunities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. In addition, expert speakers will discuss opportunities tied to the cloud and data privacy. Join 400+ next Thursday (2/27) for New York's largest regional data center conference and important discussion, debate and networking. (more...)

Kronos Lays Foundation for Next Phase of Growth; Adds World-Class Investors at $4.5 Billion Enterprise Valuation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

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Cylance Announces $20 Million in Series B Funding
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

“Cylance has long held the belief that security isn't rocket science, it just needs to be incredibly effective and silent – and applying math is the secret,” said Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance. “The hacking abilities of malicious actors have far outpaced the capacity of the human defender. It's time for the old security models to fade out and bring in the new. We don't ever have to trust the vendor anymore to determine whether something is safe or not, we can just 'trust the math'.” (more...)

Look Who's Attending New York Data Center Summit: 400+ Expected at Third-Annual Conference on February 27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ With less than three weeks to The Third Annual Greater New York Data Center Summit, more than 300 executives from 175 active and innovative data center real estate and technology infrastructure firms have made plans to attend. 400+ are expected at this popular data center real estate and technology infrastructure conference on February 27, the New York metropolitan region's largest regional data center summit. 45 speakers will participate in 12 high-level panel discussions, from 7:30-4:00pm, with a reception at the conclusion of the event. Recent speaker additions represent the industry's leading firms, including: Cervalis, Fortrust, Schneider Electric and Dominion Virginia Power. (more...)

The Weather Company Selects Sony Media Cloud Services' Ci Platform for Global Video Collaboration, Production and Distribution
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ When The Weather Company (Weather) needed a robust and secure cloud-based platform that could handle video content as ever-changing as the weather, they looked to Sony Media Cloud Services for a solution. Weather's teams, which are located across the globe producing webisodes, long-form content and field reports, are challenged with shortened time frames and delivery constraints. Looking to make video content instantly available to producers, Weather enlisted Sony Media Cloud Services' Ci video platform to give it the ability to collaborate on time-sensitive weather footage, make production decisions, and upload content available for distribution to and from any location in the world including the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (more...)

MobileIron AppConnect Solves the Mobile Content Challenge: Workers Can Use the Mobile Apps They Love and IT Knows Corporate Content is Secure
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Employees are consumers first. Remove the apps they love and they'll find a way to get them back at the expense of security. MobileIron's AppConnect ecosystem, built on the company's leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform, now lets IT securely manage the best-of-breed apps their users want, without getting in the way of user experience. (more...)

Nearly 11,000 Children Perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in Six LINK UP Concerts, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Today, April 8 and April 9 and 10, nearly 11,000 of the region's third, fourth and fifth grade students will make their debut playing with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. (more...)

The Weather Channel Returns to DIRECTV
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Weather Channel will return to DIRECTV (channel 362) tomorrow as both companies have settled on a new agreement, the financial terms of which were not disclosed. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones to Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Spiderman's JASON GOTAY, Spring Awakening's REMY ZAKEN and RANDY JONES of The Village People lead a cast of theatrical favorites in this rollicking sci-fi musical, featuring an expansive aerial and circus environment, about a revolt of the young against an evil state. (more...)

Paul Jost Jazz Quartet Coming to Ware Center, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Ware Center's Jazz In The Sky presents The Paul Jost Quartet to perform at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA on Friday April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Quartet is Paul Jost on vocals, Kevin MacConnell on bass, Frank Strauss on piano, and Anwar Marshall on drums. (more...)

Nearly 11,000 Children to Perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in Six LINK UP Concerts, 4/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

On April 8, 9 and 10, nearly 11,000 of the region's third, fourth and fifth grade students will make their debut playing with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. The six Link Up concerts are the culmination of a year of school-based music education with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School's FLEX program (Foundations in Learning Exploration). The Philharmonic seeks to serve every elementary student in the state within five years. (more...)

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir to Bring THE HONEYBEELUJAH SHOW to Joe's Pub, 5/4-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, who first rose to international attention for their music-based consciousness-raising about consumerism, have turned their attention to big corporations' role in climate disruption. New York City's singing activists will perform The HoneyBeeLujah Show-in which they take up the 'Big Ag' complex of mono-culture farming, with the Honey Bee, one of its victims, as the Choir's animal guide- May 4 - June 22 at Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette St, NYC). (more...)

New App Design Redefines What It Means to Be a Weather Watcher – The Weather Channel App for iPhone
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Available from iTunes today, the app's new design and interface make it easy to use. A new social feature lets fans report your local conditions – you help improve the forecast. (more...)

Blackstone Charitable Foundation Commits $4 Million to Establish Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in Colorado
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation's $4 million grant will fund the formation of a dense network of entrepreneurial support in Colorado, similar to networks that exist in Silicon Valley, New York's Silicon Alley, and the Boston Corridor. (more...)

Sverica International Announces the Closing of its Sale of a Majority Stake in Accuvant to Blackstone
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Sverica acquired a majority interest in Accuvant in July 2008. Over the course of its investment, Sverica optimized the organizational structure of the business, added depth to the management team, enhanced strategic focus on Accuvant's Managed Security Services business, and assisted management in successfully navigating the company through an extended period of rapid growth. (more...)

Accuvant and Blackstone Complete Equity Transaction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

“Accuvant has a vision to become the preeminent global provider of information security solutions,” said Dan Burns, Accuvant co-founder and chief executive officer. “Our partnership with Blackstone gives us the backing we need to realize that vision. I am extremely excited about this opportunity and about working with Blackstone to solve the biggest security problems facing global companies around the world.” (more...)

The CW Announces New Series MASTERS OF ILLUSION
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Michael Grandinetti has come a long way since he first found a Fisher Price magic set underneath the Christmas tree in 1982, when he was just five years old. (more...)

BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Kicks Off Today at Minskoff Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

Top Technology Leaders to Speak at Bloomberg Summit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

This year, the Summit will be held on Thursday, April 24, at the Bowery Hotel in New York City. It is held bi-annually in New York and London, bringing together an audience of the biggest procurers and producers of enterprise technology from the public and private sectors. Since its inception, the Summit has covered low-latency strategy and high frequency trading, and this year will be no exception, given recent attention on High Frequency Trading and dark pools. (more...)

Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

Mindshare and The Weather Company Partner to Bring Weather Insights to Real-Time Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Mindshare North America and The Weather Company announced today a formal, non-exclusive partnership whereby The Weather Company's WeatherFX data platform is leveraged by Mindshare to inform media decisions with real-time weather insights and triggers. (more...)

The CW Announces Summer 2014 Premiere Dates
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Continuing its commitment to more year-round original programming, The CW today announced its schedule for Summer 2014 (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season - BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL WITH ANDRE WATTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony announces an exhilarating year of classic concertos, symphonies, expressive aria, and contemporary works. Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth. From André Watts, who teams with our resident, professional orchestra in the revered Hill Auditorium for an uplifting performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, to the resounding chords of the magnificent Mahler Symphony No. 5 with the hauntingly beautiful adagietto, this season has it all for you. Classical, Family, and Chamber recital season subscriptions are now available to hear outstanding performances by Michigan's premier regional orchestra and renowned guest soloists. Single tickets go on sale July 21, 2014 (more...)

Siemens makes nearly $660M Investment in Software Grants for Massachusetts Schools to Educate and Train Workers for Manufacturing Industry
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The series of in-kind grants was established as a result of an industry need for skilled workers identified through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) and the Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative (MACWIC), an alliance of next-generation companies working to provide employer-led workforce training initiatives. Siemens Metals Technologies (MT) business, with its advanced manufacturing facility located in Worcester, is a founding member of MACWIC and serves on the steering committee. The academic partnerships are designed to support MACWIC's Applied Manufacturing Technology Certification Pathway, an advanced manufacturing certification program. (more...)

Kronos Completes Recapitalization; Adds World-Class Investors at $4.5 Billion Enterprise Valuation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

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Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division to Acquire Ipreo from KKR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Ipreo Holdings LLC ('Ipreo'), a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX) and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division ('Goldman Sachs') (together, the 'Sponsors'). The Sponsors are acquiring the business from affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ('KKR'), who will retain a minority ownership stake in the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (more...)

Aaron's, Inc. Provides Update To Shareholders
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

ATLANTA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today issued the following statement: (more...)

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