$FORR (Forrester Research Inc.)

$FORR {{ '2016-05-19T13:55:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FORR announced the hiring of Mack Brothers as chief consulting officer, who will lead and expand Forresterâ??s global consulting practice. Prior to joining $FORR, Brothers held several leadership positions at IHS, Inc. In his latest role as VP of industry services and consulting, Brothers led the global consulting team.

$KFY {{ '2017-09-21T20:11:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KFY appointed Deborah Wing as Senior Client Partner in the Academic Health Center Practice. She will be based in Korn Ferry's Los Angeles office. Previously, Wing served as the Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine and the Director of its subspecialty fellowship.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-09-21T18:17:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Putting speculations to rest, $GOOGL agreed to acquire a part of the engineering team of Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC Corp. for $1.1Bil in cash. The search giant intends to leverage the expertise of the HTC employees, most of whom were part of its Pixel project. Google will also receive a non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property.

$ALLE {{ '2017-09-20T12:53:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Security solutions provider $ALLE said it completed refinancing of its senior secured credit facility. The new credit facility provides Allegion with $700MM of term loans and $500MM of commitments for revolving loans. The company intends to use a portion of loans for letters of credit and swingline loans.

$FCN {{ '2017-09-18T12:19:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCN appointed Shankar Iyer as an executive vice president of Compass Lexecon LLC, a subsidiary of $FCN. Iyer will be based in Washington, D.C., and New York. In this new role, he will focus on high-stakes litigation in intellectual property, antitrust and competition, consumer fraud and product liability, and other complex commercial disputes.

$ADS {{ '2017-09-15T12:01:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADS, a provider of loyalty and marketing services, has logged a 13% growth in average receivables at $15.7Bil in its Card Services segment for the month of Aug, 2017. While the net charge-offs stood at $84.1MM, the delinquency rate was 5.3% for the month.

$ACXM {{ '2017-09-13T11:29:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACXM named James Arra and Anneka Gupta as co-presidents of LiveRamp, reporting directly to CEO Scott Howe. Arra and Gupta succeed Travis May who is transitioning to the role of Chief Growth Officer. In this cross-divisional role, May will oversee $ACXM 's growth strategy and support its product development and business development efforts.

$KFY {{ '2017-09-12T13:25:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Advisory firm $KFY has appointed Marnie Smith as Senior Client Partner, Industrial. Most recently, Smith served Macquarie Group as Managing Director and Head of Canadian Energy. Earlier, she was part of a team of banking professionals at a boutique investment bank in Canada.

$IRT {{ '2017-09-11T20:43:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRT, a real estate investment trust, said it closed a public offering of about 12.5MM shares of its common stock. The company received about $126MM in net proceeds from the offering. The proceeds will be used mainly to pay, in part,   the purchase price of about $228MM for acquiring a 9-property multifamily portfolio.

$FCN {{ '2017-09-11T14:09:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCN named Cheryl Davis as its Technology segment's Managing Director. Davis is former Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the U.S. National Security Council and Principal Director of Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

$URI {{ '2017-09-08T18:28:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$URI's subsidiary, United Rentals North America, Inc. is offering $750MM principal amount of Senior Notes due 2025 and $750MM principal amount of 4.875% Senior Notes due 2028 in a public offering. Total proceeds are expected to be approx. $1.48Bil. URNA intends to use the proceeds to finance a portion of the $1.3Bil acquisition of Neff Corporation.

$FCN {{ '2017-09-06T15:36:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Paul Wazzan joined $FCN’s Dispute Advisory Services practice at its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment as Senior Managing Director. He will be based in Los Angeles and focus on providing financial, economic and statistical expertise in national and international complex damages, finance and intellectual property, among others.

$IRT {{ '2017-09-06T12:43:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRT has commenced an underwritten public offering of 12.5MM shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share. $IRT expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1.875MM additional shares of common stock. Net proceeds will be used to fund a portion of the $228.1MM acquisition of a 9-property multifamily portfolio.

$IRT {{ '2017-09-05T22:29:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRT agreed to acquire a portfolio of nine communities, totaling 2,353 units, for a gross purchase price of $228.1MM. The transaction is expected to close in two stages, five of the nine communities will close on or before Sept. 30, 2017, with the remaining four communities closing shortly after the debt assumption process is complete in 4Q17.

$KFY {{ '2017-09-05T14:15:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KFY announced that Mark Broer has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner in the Global Life Sciences Practice and Managing Director, Pharmaceuticals where he will co-lead the global pharmaceutical sector, working in both the Zurich and London offices.

$AAPL {{ '2017-08-31T18:03:26+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$MSFT {{ '2017-08-30T18:25:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $AMZN enters into a partnership to integrate their digital voice assistants Cortana and Alexa respectively. Microsoft will be able to activate Amazon's Alexa and Alexa will be integrated with Microsoft's Cortana. The two other notable digital voice assistants are $AAPL's SIRI and $GOOG's Google Assistant.

$FCN {{ '2017-08-29T15:17:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCN , a business advisory firm, announced a partnership with Exterro Inc., a software company, which will provide users of the Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite with expert e-discovery consulting and services from the technology segment at FTI Consulting. Financial details of the deal are awaited.

$ULTA {{ '2017-08-25T18:29:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ULTA sees a 20-30 basis points growth in gross margin in the second half of 2017. In 4Q17, the company expects to leverage the addition of new stores and the seasonal increase in demand. Ulta said integration of the physical, digital and mobile platforms for providing enhanced service to customers is central to its business strategy.

$ULTA {{ '2017-08-25T17:49:12+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ULTA is all set to open its new distribution facility in California in the summer of 2018. The company is on track to complete 11 major store remodels and seven re-locations during the year. In 3Q17, a total of 50 new stores are expected to be opened. Ulta forecasts its advertisement expenses to be flat during the remainder of the year.

$ULTA {{ '2017-08-25T17:29:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ULTA said its 2Q17 comparable sales growth was driven mainly by the prestige cosmetics brand, supported by enhanced marketing initiatives and strong e-commerce growth. About 1.4MM new members were added to the loyalty program in 2Q17. Ulta expects to benefit from contributions from its recently launched products in the second half of 2017.

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