News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day
Microsoft Plans $60 Billion Share-Buyback Program, Raises Dividend
Congressional Democrats have proposed implementing a 2% tax on
public companies' stock buybacks.
Evergrande's Woes Fuel Selloff in Chinese Property Shares
A selloff in Chinese property stocks intensified, as concern
mounted about the effects of an official campaign to rein in the
Covid-19 Testing Startup Prenetics to Go Public in SPAC Merger
Prenetics Group Ltd. is going public on the Nasdaq Stock Market
in a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Artisan
Acquisition, in a deal valuing the Covid testing company at $1.25
Amazon Is Doing It. So Is Walmart. Why Retail Loves 'Buy Now, Pay Later.'
Retailers big and small are using installment plans to wring
more sales out of shoppers who can't get credit cards.
Taiwan Battery-Swapping Pioneer Gogoro to Go Public in SPAC Merger
Taiwan's Gogoro will go public in the U.S. via a special-purpose
acquisition vehicle merger with Poema Global Holdings that values
the battery-swapping pioneer at more than $2.3 billion.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches First All-Civilian Flight to Orbit
The Inspiration4 mission, led by billionaire businessman Jared
Isaacman, would take Americans the farthest into space since
CATL, BASF Team Up to Create Sustainable Battery Value Chain
The collaboration will focus on battery recycling and on cathode
active materials, which are key to producing electric-vehicle
Investment Firm Lexington Partners Explores Sale
The buyout-fund investor is exploring a sale of its business,
part of an increasingly popular niche of the red-hot private-equity
industry, according to people familiar with the matter.
Triago's Matthew Swain Sees Bumper Crop of Family-Owned Company Deals
Recently promoted to co-lead the Paris firm's Americas business
out of New York, Mr. Swain says Triago's deal volume is
Lagardere Surges After Vivendi Paves Way for Takeover
Shares in Lagardere rose more than 20% after Vivendi struck a
deal to increase its stake in the French media company, a move that
opens the door to a full takeover.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 16, 2021 07:15 ET (11:15 GMT)
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