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NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bernstein Liebhard, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, reminds investors of the deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in a securities class action that has been filed on behalf of investors that purchased or acquired the securities of Coty Inc. (“Coty” or the “Company”) (NYSE: COTY) between October 3, 2016 and May 28, 2020 (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. If you purchased COTY securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit Coty Shareholder Lawsuit or contact Matthew E. Guarnero toll free at (877) 779-1414 or MGuarnero@bernlieb.com.The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose material adverse facts about Coty’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants misrepresented and/or failed to disclose: (1) that despite being no stranger to beauty brand acquisitions, Coty did not have adequate processes and procedures in place to assess and properly value the P&G Specialty Beauty Business and Kylie Cosmetics acquisitions; (2) that as a result, Coty had overpaid for the P&G Specialty Beauty Business and Kylie Cosmetics; (3) that Coty did not have adequate infrastructure to smoothly integrate and support the beauty brands that it acquired from P&G, including an adequate supply chain; (4) that, as a result of its inadequate infrastructure, Coty was not successfully integrating the beauty brands it acquired from P&G and not delivering synergies from the acquisition; (5) and that, as a result of the foregoing, Coty’s financial statements and Defendants’ statements about Coty’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and/or misleading at all relevant times.The truth about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects began to emerge. On May 29, 2020, Forbes reported that Kylie Jenner had been “inflating the size and success of her [Kylie Cosmetics] business. For years.” – revealing that Defendants had overvalued yet another acquisition.On this news, Coty stock prices fell $0.56, or over 13%, from a close of $4.19 on May 28, 2020 to a close of $3.63 per share on May 29, 2020 on heavy volume.If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than November 3, 2020. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.If you purchased Coty securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit https://www.bernlieb.com/cases/cotyinc-coty-shareholder-class-action-lawsuit-stock-fraud-304/apply or contact Matthew E. Guarnero toll free at (877) 779-1414 or MGuarnero@bernlieb.com.Since 1993, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has recovered over $3.5 billion for its clients. In addition to representing individual investors, the Firm has been retained by some of the largest public and private pension funds in the country to monitor their assets and pursue litigation on their behalf. As a result of its success litigating hundreds of lawsuits and class actions, the Firm has been named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” thirteen times and listed in The Legal 500 for ten consecutive years.ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2020 Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, (212) 779-1414. The lawyer responsible for this advertisement in the State of Connecticut is Michael S. Bigin. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.Contact Information Matthew E. Guarnero Bernstein Liebhard LLP https://www.bernlieb.com (877) 779-1414 MGuarnero@bernlieb.com
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* Canadian dollar rises 0.2% against the greenback * Loonie trades in a range of 1.3156 to 1.3212 * Price of U.S. oil increases 0.4% * Canadian bond yields ease across much of a flatter curve TORONTO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as stocks and oil prices rose, with the currency rebounding from a 10-day low the day before when a wave of risk aversion swept global markets. Wall Street's main indexes were set to bounce following the benchmark S&P 500's worst day in a month as investors parsed through a deluge of corporate earnings, while bracing for volatility ahead of Election Day. U.S. crude oil futures were up 0.4% at $38.7 a barrel as oil companies shut down some U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output due to a hurricane, although surging coronavirus infections and rising Libyan supply limited gains.
(Bloomberg) -- The pound looks poised for gains ahead of U.S elections, yet whether it can maintain momentum after the vote is still questionable.Option risk reversals show traders are no longer bearish the U.K. currency over a one-week horizon, opening the way for an advance before the Nov. 3 vote in America. Behind the shift in this gauge of positioning and sentiment lies the latest progress in Brexit negotiations, and a bias in the market to sell the dollar in the run-up to the election.Whether the currency manages to hit fresh highs or sustain gains thereafter, however, still depends largely on how negotiations between the U.K and the European Union pan out. The market’s overall risk appetite given uncertainty surrounding the pandemic will also prove key.The pound was little changed at $1.3031 against the dollar Tuesday, after bouncing back from the psychologically important $1.30 handle early in the session. According to traders in Europe, leveraged funds were fading the move lower, with institutional investors looking to add topside sterling exposure in the options space.Charts are also working in cable’s favor. The currency remains within a bullish trend channel in both the short and medium term. Meanwhile, momentum gauges such as Bloomberg’s fear-and-greed indicator show bulls remain in control of price action.But caution is still warranted. Sterling reached a six-week high of $1.3177 on Oct. 21, only to falter again as profit taking kicked in. Corporate selling on a hedging basis has also been a key element in this pullback, according to a trader in Europe familiar with the transactions who asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to speak publicly.And the outlook further out into the future still remains murky. One-month risk-reversals remain in bearish territory for sterling as investors look for an official resolution in Brexit talks before turning bullish in the longer-term too.According to Bloomberg’s option-pricing model, the chances of the pound trading 5% higher in six months time are slightly higher than the probability of an equivalent drop.NOTE: Vassilis Karamanis is an FX and rates strategist who writes for Bloomberg. The observations he makes are his own and are not intended as investment advice(Updates pound price in fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Pioneer in the modern learning space wins accolade for its award-winning, learner-centric, cloud based platform used by corporations, credentialing bodies, associations and training companiesCHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BenchPrep, an award-winning professional learning platform, today announced it has been named to Training Industry’s 2020 List of Top Training Companies™ for the learning management system (LMS) sector of the learning and development (L&D) market. Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 report on critical sectors of the corporate training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies. BenchPrep’s selection to the 2020 Training Industry Top 20™ LMS Companies List was based on the following criteria: * Quality of LMS user and administrative services * Industry visibility, innovation and impact * Number and strength of clients * Geographic reach * Company size and growth potential “As pioneers in the Ed tech space, we have played an integral role in the digital transformation of many learning companies and are honored to be recognized in the top 20 by Training Industry, especially considering there are over 700 vendors in the space,” said Ashish Rangnekar, CEO, BenchPrep. “This award underscores our commitment to enable our customers to drive revenue, engage learners, and reduce operational complexities.”BenchPrep’s online learning platform has been helping education and training organizations move into the digital world by increasing learner engagement, improving outcomes, and driving additional revenue for the last 10 years. BenchPrep has helped over 6 million learners attain academic and professional success. The Company also launched its second product in its history this year, BenchPrep Engage, designed to address the problem of knowledge loss encountered over time by learners.“Springer Publishing is proud to partner with BenchPrep on our mission to provide our learners with a robust, personalized pathway to success,” Suzanne Toppy, Editorial Director, Springer Publishing, added. “We’re thrilled to see BenchPrep receive this award from Training Industry – there are many vendors to consider in the LMS space, and this award is proof we made the right decision.”The full 2020 Top Training Learning Management System Companies List can be found, here.About BenchPrep BenchPrep is a pioneer in the modern learning space, digitally transforming professional learning for corporations, credentialing bodies, associations and training companies for over a decade. With an award-winning, learner-centric, cloud-based platform, BenchPrep enables learning organizations to deliver the best digital experience to drive learning outcomes and increase revenue. More than 6 million learners have used BenchPrep’s platform to attain academic and professional success. To discover more, visit www.benchprep.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. About Training Industry, Inc. Training Industry (https://trainingindustry.com) is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning. Our authority is built on deep ties with more than 450 expert contributors who share insights and actionable information with their peers. Training Industry’s live events, articles, magazine, webinars, podcast, research and reports generate more than 7.7 million industry interactions each year, while the Top 20 Training Companies Lists help business leaders find the right training partners. For a complimentary referral, visit https://trainingindustry.com/rfp.Contact: Amanda Wynne 312-391-4673 Awynne@benchprep.com
MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) ("MultiPlan" or the "Company"), a leading value-added provider of data analytics and technology-enabled end-to-end cost management solutions to the U.S. healthcare industry, today announced that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, MPH Acquisition Holdings LLC (the "Issuer"), upsized and finalized the terms of its offering of $1,300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.750% Senior Notes due 2028 (the "Notes"). The aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be issued in the offering was increased to $1,300 million from the previously announced $1,200 million. The Notes are expected to be issued by the Issuer and guaranteed on a full and unconditional basis by each of the Issuer’s wholly owned domestic restricted subsidiaries that guarantees the Issuer’s senior secured credit facilities. The offering of the Notes is expected to close on October 29, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. The Issuer also announced the upsizing of its revolving credit facility from $100 million to $450 million.
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CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced that it was named to Inc.’s 2020 Private Equity 50 list. The second annual Inc. top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms list honors the most founder-friendly PE firms that have a successful track record of supporting and partnering with entrepreneurs. To see the complete list, please visit: http://inc.com/private-equity. The Inc. 2020 Private Equity 50 list recognizes the leading private equity firms that entrepreneurs trust to collaborate on new strategies, finance acquisitions and enable growth. All 50 honorees have a successful history of backing entrepreneurs.“We are thrilled to receive this recognition by Inc. which further validates the outstanding support that we provide our portfolio companies and our success working with them,” said Mark Radzik, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Granite Creek. “Our team has been collaborating with entrepreneurs for over 15 years, in good times and challenging times, and we take great pride in serving as a partner to business leaders navigating their most important strategic opportunities and risks.”Granite Creek provides its portfolio companies with a wide range of resources including strategy consultation, business development, market intelligence, acquisition support, banking relationships and operational best practices.To identify the honorees, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have worked with private equity. Founders were queried and interviewed about their experiences with private equity firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during the tenure of their partnerships. Introduced in 2019, the top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake. The November 2020 issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at https://www.inc.com/magazine and will be on newsstands beginning Oct. 27.About Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. Founded in 2005, Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. is a Chicago-based private investment firm focused on providing capital and operational resources to lower middle market companies engaged in manufacturing, business services, healthcare, and agribusiness. With an experienced team of investment professionals bringing expertise in banking, private equity, operations and business development, Granite Creek has a successful track record of investing in and supporting its portfolio companies. In addition to providing funding to lower middle market companies, in 2011 Granite Creek co-founded Renovo Financial, one of the largest regional private lenders serving real estate entrepreneurs. For more information on Granite Creek, visit www.granitecreek.com.About Inc. The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best business an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.comFor more media information, contact: Lisa Hendrickson, LCH Communications for Granite Creek 516-767-8390 email@example.com
Churchill Asset Management ("Churchill" or the "Firm"), an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen providing customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, today announced that its flagship levered commingled fund, Churchill Middle Market Senior Loan Fund, received the "Private Debt – Mid-Market Lending" Award at the 2020 AltCredit US Performance Awards. AltCredit Fund Intelligence, a London-based global publication and leading information source on the private debt and credit markets, hosted its annual US Performance Awards in a virtual ceremony on October 21, 2020.
Investment From Valor Capital Group, Ospraie Ag Science, IFC, and Founders Fund Biological Analytics Service Increases Corn and Soybean Profits up to $50 per AcreInvestment Will Expand and Scale Product Offering throughout the US and BeyondEMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PatternAg, Inc., a company offering growers biological analytics to unlock the next frontier in agriculture, today announced the close of a $15M funding round, led by Valor Capital Group and Ospraie Ag Science, with participation from Founders Fund and the International Finance Corporation. This is the first outside financing for PatternAg, which was incubated at The Production Board, a San Francisco based investment foundry focused on building breakthrough science-led businesses in agriculture, food, and life sciences. Pattern envisions a future where conventional agricultural inputs are enhanced by precision microbiome engineering, improving farm productivity and sustainability.A first step toward realizing that vision, Pattern’s crop protection product delivers actionable intelligence to farmers, based on high resolution mapping of the DNA found in a farmer’s soil. With nearly 100 billion organisms per soil core, Pattern’s metagenomic DNA sequencing technology maps the unique microbial community found in a farmer’s field, identifying key opportunities to increase yield and save money. Armed with Pattern’s insights into next season’s risks, especially from the most costly pathogens like Corn Rootworm and Soybean Cyst Nematode, farmers can apply recommended protective measures to maximize their yield or save money on inputs when those risks are absent.Pattern’s Midwestern field team has helped the company create a product that is laser focused on the practical needs of corn and soybean growers. In its first season in market, Pattern signed up a broad cross section of farmers in seven Midwestern states, collectively farming half a million corn and soybean acres. By helping them optimize inputs, Pattern is helping its customers increase profits up to $50 per acre. Growers are taking actions, based on Pattern predictions, and seeing material returns on investments made this season.“My treated soybeans yielded higher, and I would have never made that investment had I not known what was living in my soil,” said Andy Houzenga, an Illinois farmer, about Pattern’s service.“Leveraging recent advancements in DNA sequencing, Pattern represents a major opportunity in computational agriculture,” said Michael Nicklas, partner at Valor Capital Group. “Mapping the microbiome at scale will enable us to understand how soil ecosystems drive agronomic outcomes.”“Pattern is taking the right approach to biological diagnostics: developing the technology around practical use cases that generate near-term wins for growers,” said Carl Casale, senior partner at Ospraie Ag Science. “As the technology expands, it will enable us to apply biological solutions with increasing precision and efficacy.”Pattern will use the funds to scale its biological analytics offering to both US and international markets, such as Brazil, which is the largest producer of soybeans and third largest producer of corn worldwide. It will also continue to expand its product offering to help growers better manage soil health and nutrients within their operations.“We are just scratching the surface of what we can do with our metagenomics technology platform,” said Rob Hranac, CEO of PatternAg, Inc. “Today, from each soil core we pull, we use only 1% of the genetic data we sequence to drive our core crop protection product. We look forward to unlocking the power of the other 99% for growers.”“PatternAg’s breakthrough science-driven approach to significantly improving efficiency in agriculture through metagenomics and the application of discoveries in the soil microbiome is a great realization of our mission at The Production Board,” said The Production Board Founder and PatternAg Chairman Dave Friedberg. “TPB is dedicated to building enduring businesses with exceptional teams, providing them with the capital and strategic partnerships needed to scale. PatternAg is at an inflection point and we are thrilled to welcome our new capital partners to join us in helping the business scale.”About PatternAg, Inc.Founded in 2018, PatternAg envisions a future where conventional agricultural inputs are enhanced and eventually replaced by precision microbiome engineering, improving farm productivity and sustainability. Pattern is headquartered in Emeryville, CA with field teams in six Midwestern states. Pattern uses metagenomic analytics to help farmers optimize their spend on fertility and crop protection inputs, while improving the long term productivity of their land.About Valor Capital GroupFounded in 2011, Valor Capital Group is the pioneer cross-border venture fund focused on Brazil and United States opportunities with offices in New York City, Silicon Valley, and São Paulo. The firm partners with visionary entrepreneurs building transformative businesses from startup to scale-up. Valor is committed to the success of their portfolio companies by providing capital, operational support and connectivity to global markets.About Ospraie Ag ScienceOspraie Ag Science LLC (OAS) identifies solutions to help farmers “Do More With Less.” By increasing profitability, improving quality-adjusted yield and reducing environmental impact, our companies not only benefit producers but generate smarter, healthier and more efficient food for consumers globally. Utilizing our extensive network and 25 years of experience investing in agriculture, OAS is positioned to help farmers achieve a sustainable future.About The Production BoardFounded by David Friedberg and headquartered in San Francisco, CA, The Production Board is an investment holding company that operates a foundry focused on improving technologies in agriculture, food, and life sciences. TPB takes a science-led approach to re-imagining systems of production. TPB organizes exceptional teams, provides them capital and brings together strategic and financial partners to help these businesses scale.Contact: Katie Hsia firstname.lastname@example.org
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Atlantica to Present Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results on November 6October 27, 2020 – Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure (NASDAQ: AY), the sustainable infrastructure company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted assets in the energy and environment sectors, announced today that it will release its financial results for the third quarter of 2020 before the opening of the market on Friday, November 6, 2020. The information will be published on Atlantica’s website www.atlantica.com.Atlantica’s CEO, Santiago Seage and CFO, Francisco Martinez-Davis, will hold a conference call and a webcast on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 8:30 am (New York time). Additionally, the senior management team will hold virtual meetings with investors on November 9-11, 2020, at the 2020 EEI Virtual Financial Conference and on November 18-19, 2020, at the Midstream and Energy Infrastructure Conference organized by RBC Capital Markets.A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on Atlantica's website. Please visit the website 15 minutes earlier in order to register for the live webcast and download any necessary audio software. In order to access the conference call participants should dial: + 1 631-510-7495 (US), +44 (0) 844 571 8892 (UK) or +1-866-992-6802 (Canada), followed by the confirmation code 2979154 for all phone numbers. Atlantica advises participants to access the conference call at least 20 minutes in advance.A replay of the call will be available at the Investor page of Atlantica’s website approximately two hours after the conference call is completed.About Atlantica Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure plc is a sustainable infrastructure company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted renewable energy, efficient natural gas, electric transmission and water assets in North & South America, and certain markets in EMEA (www.atlantica.com). Chief Financial Officer Francisco Martinez-Davis E email@example.com Investor Relations & Communication Leire Perez E firstname.lastname@example.org T +44 20 3499 0465
Zoom, the video calling company that millions turned to during the pandemic, has finally launched end-to-end encrypted video calls for free accounts. The company said last week that it was readying the feature, months after it drew criticism for denying end-to-end encrypted calls to free users, effectively drawing a line between paid users whose conversations could not be accessed by Zoom and those with free accounts whose conversations weren't as private. Zoom acquired Keybase in May in part to bring its encryption technology to Zoom calls.