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Starting up as a new CFO

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Congratulations, you’ve made it—now hit the ground running. Here are seven key mindsets and practices that effective CFOs adopt from day one. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Strategy Leadership Finance function

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BioNTech buys UK AI start-up InstaDeep in £562mn deal

Financial Times M&A

Covid-19 vaccine maker is looking to use machine learning to help discover new treatments

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Tax Court Halts Deduction for Start-Up Costs

Accounting Web

Business Tax Tax Court Halts Deduction for Start-Up Costs

Start-ups 101
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Building a world-class Dutch start-up ecosystem

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A strategy to both increase the number of start-ups and facilitate their ability to scale can elevate the Netherlands to a global leader in the world of entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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How agtech start-ups can survive a capital drought

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Although agtech investment has fallen from last year’s peak, the surge in capital for start-ups over the past decade has created opportunities for smaller companies.

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From Don Papa to Casamigos: founders toast payday from spirits start-up boom

Financial Times M&A

New brands have been snapped up by multinationals but the market is increasingly crowded

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How to make investments in start-ups pay off

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Both large corporations and start-ups have much to gain from collaboration, but corporate venture capital investments need a clear strategy, focus, and operating model.

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What’s fueling Pakistan’s emerging start-up ecosystem

McKinsey

With a massive young, English-speaking population and a fast-growing, tech-savvy middle class, Pakistan has many ingredients for a thriving start-up ecosystem. So why is it only now starting to live up to its entrepreneurial potential, and where is it headed? Our Insights High Tech & Internet Telecommunications Media & Entertainment

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Ryder Acquires Logistics Technology Start-Up Baton

Business Wire M&A

NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, announces it has acquired Baton, a San Francisco-based start-up known for the development of a proprietary logistics technology focused on optimizing transportation networks.

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Hyperscaling a fintech start-up: Lessons from Moss

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

CEO and cofounder Ante Spittler discusses how an investor observation sparked the creation of a company that is valued at €500 million just two years after launch. Digital Insights Leap by McKinsey Digital Growth Innovation Leadership

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Tech start-ups shun Singapore and Hong Kong for US Spacs

Financial Times M&A

Blank-cheque companies in Asian financial hubs show little results

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Everything You Need To Know When Valuing a Pre Revenue Tech Startup in 2021

Chris Curtain

Start-Up ValuationValuing a pre-revenue startup business can be a difficult task, particularly given the various variables that must be taken into account.

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Mark Zuckerberg Testifies About Meta’s Virtual Reality Ambitions

NYT M&A

Meta’s chief executive made a rare court appearance as the Federal Trade Commission tries to block his company’s purchase of the virtual reality start-up Within.

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The Committed Innovator: The future of Israel’s start-up ecosystem

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Based on past successes within the world’s third-largest start-up ecosystem, two innovation leaders see technological and cultural change as catalysts for future growth. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Growth Innovation

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Building a green business: Lessons from sustainability start-ups

McKinsey

Green tech and climate technology companies are rapidly altering the competitive landscape. With sustainability now a business imperative, incumbents need to move quickly—or risk being left behind. Insights on Sustainability Sustainability Digital

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How start-ups can manage uncertain times: Insights from leading European venture capitalists

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Start-ups are shifting their focus from fast-paced growth toward sustainable economics amid global headwinds. Four prominent European venture capitalists discuss how founders and funders can play the long game. Digital Insights Leap by McKinsey Digital Growth Innovation Leadership

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Hard choices: How Europe’s fastest-growing start-ups become unicorns

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Just one in ten start-ups valued at $100 million grows to $1 billion within four years. Here are five trade-offs they made to get there. Our Insights Media & Entertainment Telecommunications Strategy

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How to build a unicorn: Lessons from venture capitalists and start-ups

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

New data highlights five things incumbent businesses could learn from venture capitalists and unicorns. Digital Insights Digital Growth Innovation Leadership Managing in Uncertainty

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What makes the difference for Europe’s top start-ups

McKinsey

After years of enduring a relative innovation deficit, Europe’s start-up ecosystem is beginning to show renewed promise. The best performing companies offer a model for how to maintain the entrepreneurial momentum. Our Insights High Tech & Internet Telecommunications Media & Entertainment

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Hard choices: How Europe’s start-ups can navigate the journey from centaur to unicorn

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Just one in ten start-ups valued at $100 million grows to $1 billion within four years. Here are five trade-offs they made to get there. Our Insights Media & Entertainment Telecommunications Strategy

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Apple buys UK fintech start-up Credit Kudos

Financial Times M&A

Purchase suggests US tech giant will launch greater push into credit services

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Axios to be sold to Cox Enterprises as legacy media pursue start-ups

Financial Times M&A

$525mn purchase of politics and business publisher follows dealmaking wave for digital news groups

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A Warren Buffett Protégée Strikes Out on Her Own

NYT M&A

Entrepreneurship Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Start-ups Private EquityTracy Britt Cool spent a decade working closely with the renowned investor. She is now applying those lessons to her own firm.

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Enhancing Valuation through Employee Ownership: The Benefits of ESOPs for Start-ups

Equilest

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have become increasingly popular among start-ups as a way to enhance valuation and promote growth and retention. This article will explore the benefits of ESOPs for start-ups, including how they can be used to boost valuation, promote growth, and retain top talent. The article will also discuss the potential downsides of ESOPs and considerations for start-ups looking to implement them.

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Enhancing Valuation through Employee Ownership: The Benefits of ESOPs for Start-ups

Equilest

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have become increasingly popular among start-ups as a way to enhance valuation and promote growth and retention. This article will explore the benefits of ESOPs for start-ups, including how they can be used to boost valuation, promote growth, and retain top talent. The article will also discuss the potential downsides of ESOPs and considerations for start-ups looking to implement them.

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Ride-sharing group Swvl agrees $100mn deal to buy UK start-up Zeelo

Financial Times M&A

Dubai-based company has rattled through 5 acquisitions in past 8 months

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F.T.C. Agrees to Remove Zuckerberg as Defendant in Antitrust Suit

NYT M&A

The agency said it made the decision after Meta promised Mr. Zuckerberg would not try to personally purchase the start-up his company wants to acquire.

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F.T.C. Chair Lina Khan Upends Antitrust Standards by Suing Meta

NYT M&A

Lina Khan may set off a shift in how Washington regulates competition by filing cases in tech areas before they mature. She faces an uphill climb.

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Why SPACS Are Flailing as Market Conditions Shift

NYT M&A

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Initial Public Offerings Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Interest Rates Inflation (Economics) Banking and Financial Institutions Start-ups

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Biocodex Group Strengthens Its Position in the US Market With the Acquisition of Hilma, a Fast-Growing Natural Remedies Start-Up

Business Wire M&A

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocodex Group strengthens its position in the US market with the acquisition of Hilma, a fast-growing natural remedies start-up

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  Alira Health übernimmt RedCrow, eine Equity-Crowdfunding-Plattform für Start-ups im Gesundheitswesen

Business Wire M&A

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Illumina defeats F.T.C. in major antitrust case.

NYT M&A

Illumina Inc Federal Trade Commission Grail Inc Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues Decisions and Verdicts Start-ups Courts and the Judiciary Genetics and HeredityThe case was seen as a test of a more aggressive policy by the agency.

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Biocodex Groupe stärkt ihre Position auf dem US-Markt mit der Übernahme von Hilma, einem schnell wachsenden Start-Up-Unternehmen für natürliche Heilmittel

Business Wire M&A

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocodex, Experte für Mikrobiota und Frauengesundheit, gibt bekannt, dass es eine Mehrheitsbeteiligung an Hilma erworben hat, einem Start-up-Unternehmen, das sich auf Naturheilmittel in den Vereinigten Staaten spezialisiert hat.

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Samenvatting: Biocodex Group versterkt haar positie op de Amerikaanse markt met de overname van Hilma, een snelgroeiende start-up voor natuurlijke remedies

Business Wire M&A

PARIJS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocodex, een expert in microbiota en de gezondheid van vrouwen, kondigt aan dat het een meerderheidsbelang heeft verworven in Hilma, een start-up gespecialiseerd in natuurlijke remedies in de Verenigde Staten.

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Riassunto: Biocodex Group rafforza la sua posizione nel mercato statunitense con l'acquisizione di Hilma, una start-up di rimedi naturali in rapida crescita

Business Wire M&A

PARIGI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocodex, esperto di microbiota e salute femminile, annuncia di aver acquisito la maggioranza di Hilma, una start-up specializzata in rimedi naturali negli Stati Uniti. Questa acquisizione è una parte fondamentale della strategia di crescita internazionale del Gruppo e consentirà a Biocodex di consolidare la propria presenza nei segmenti della salute dell'apparato digerente e della salute femminile del mercato statunitense.

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Le Groupe Biocodex renforce sa position sur le marché US avec l’acquisition d’Hilma, une start-up en forte croissance qui développe des compléments alimentaires naturels

Business Wire M&A

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocodex, expert du microbiote et de la santé de la femme, annonce avoir pris une participation majoritaire dans Hilma, une start-up spécialisée dans les compléments alimentaires naturels aux Etats Unis. Cette acquisition s’inscrit dans la dynamique de croissance du Groupe à l’international et permettra à Biocodex de renforcer sa présence dans les segments des troubles digestifs et de la santé de la femme sur le marché américain.

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Vibration Sensor Market to Surpass Valuation of $8.69 Billion By 2028 | Start-ups are Booming on Aggressive Marketing and Innovation Tactics

Benzinga

05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From the past few years, many OEMs have started investing in vibration sensor market as part of their product lineups. Start-Up to Remain Pioneer of Innovation in Global Vibration Sensor Market. Westford, USA, Sept. Vibration sensors are used to provide feedback on the operating state of machines, motors and other actuators. Vibration sensors can be found in a variety of applications, including transportation, safety, and medical.

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Britishvolt shareholders pitch rival bid to thwart Indonesian takeover

Financial Times M&A

Struggling battery start-up receives £30mn counter-offer to DeaLab proposal

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Getir acquires grocery app rival Gorillas in $1.2bn deal

Financial Times M&A

Combined group worth $10bn represents a fall in valuation as investors turn against lossmaking tech start-ups

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Former Credit Suisse boss launches new fund to invest in Human Longevity

Financial Times M&A

He drops plans to merge his blank cheque group with Californian start-up

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Getir in exclusive talks to rescue rapid delivery rival Gorillas

Financial Times M&A

Start-ups hope to close deal next month but due diligence is still at an early stage

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Investors hunt for biotech bargains as market shows signs of a thaw

Financial Times M&A

Valuations soared in the pandemic and then crashed, but more promising start-ups are managing to raise funds

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Jim Chanos vs private equity

Financial Times M&A

Plus, JPMorgan’s encounter with an unprofitable start-up that wanted to list