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Australians Took Over Hollywood. Their Own Box Office Had to Wait.

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April’21 saw record decadal high of 161 deals amounting to $13 billion

Domestic mergers and acquisitions transactions led the pack with 32 deals amounting to $5 billion.

Deal-making in April 2021 saw the highest volumes since 2011, triggered by the highest number of private equity (PE) deals in any month.

April reported 161 deals amounting to $13 billion.

This record coincides with the peak in Covid-19 cases and also reflects the importance of the time period between the first wave and second wave, which witnessed several fiscal and economic incentives and created opportunity.

Domestic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions led the pack with 32 deals amounting to $5 billion, which included two transactions in the billion-dollar category.

Achieving market leadership position appeared to be the rationale for the big-ticket domestic transactions.

The Covid-19 second wave is expected to negatively impact the deal landscape in the short term.

However, the impact is also expected to create opportunities for more transactions, going forward, and will be a matter of timing.

The Bear Chased Us. Then We Chased the Bear.

When I was young and new in town, my next-door neighbor became my friend and protector.

By Pardis Parker

The bear chased us. Then we chased the bear.

I was 7. Brent, 9. The bear’s age, unknown.

The two of us, behind my house, running from the bear, then at it.

Euromoney Buys Relationship Science For $7.4 Mln – Quick Facts

Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc (ERM.L), a B2B information services provider, announced Monday the acquisition of Relationship Science or RelSci for $7.4 million.

RelSci is a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services and not-for-profit organisations. Its platform contains over 9 million profiles of global business leaders and senior management. In fiscal 2020, the company generated sales of $8.3 million.

According to Euromoney, the highly complementary, strategic acquisition adds further scale to its rapidly expanding People Intelligence business.

Following integration and further investment, the acquisition is expected to deliver accelerated growth over the medium-term.

The combination gives Euromoney a leading position in the people and wealth intelligence markets.

James Lavell, CEO People Intelligence, Euromoney, said, “The acquisition of RelSci is another highly complementary addition to the Group and demonstrates our continued focus on building scale in our 3.0 People Intelligence business.”

People Are Coming Over

By Emily Weinstein

I’ve seen a few articles now about the awkward social transition many of us face as more people are vaccinated, and our emergence into a world where we will once again wear shoes and interact with strangers and maybe even attend a party. (Maybe.) My own version of this arrived when friends came over to eat, and I had no clue what to make for them. I hadn’t really cooked anything for anyone who wasn’t my immediate family in almost a year and a half.

The Woman Behind Iconic Beyoncé Looks and ‘Black Owned Everything’

Zerina Akers wants widespread interest in Black brands to be more than a trend.

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By Leigh-Ann Jackson

The costume designer and wardrobe stylist Zerina Akers does not want people to think that her life is picture-perfect, even if she spends her time making sure that her clients are.

Billboard Music Awards, NBA Playoffs, Mount Nyiragongo eruption: 5 things to know Monday

Investigation underway after deadly New Jersey house party shooting

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to provide an update Monday on a manhunt for an attacker who opened fire at a crowded house party, killing two people and wounding 12 more. State police, called to the scene just before midnight Saturday, said they arrived to find the bodies of a 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman in Fairfield Township, about 50 miles south of Philadelphia. John Fuqua, a resident who runs Life Worth Living, a local anti-violence organization, said he was called out to assist families at the 90s-themed party, and added that the guests were of all ages. “Nobody knows when someone’s going to come out of the woods with a gun,” Fairfield Township Mayor Benjamin Byrd Sr. said. He did not have any details about the shooting. Murphy called the incident “horrific.” 

Australians Took Over Hollywood. Their Own Box Office Had to Wait.

In a rare feat, three locally made movies are the biggest hits in Australia, thanks in part to stars intent on homegrown stories. It only took a pandemic.

By Ashley Spencer

Audiences know Eric Bana as a Trojan prince, Mossad agent, time-traveling Chicago librarian, and an easily angered Berkeley scientist. But as his Hollywood career took off, rarely did they get to see the Melbourne native play an Australian.

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