Friday, July 1, 2022

Itron, Inc. lines up industry leaders for second annual Itron Inspire APAC

Itron, Inc., which is innovating how utilities and cities manage energy and water, announced that its annual event, Itron Inspire APAC 2022, will take place virtually July 26-27, 2022. The customer-focused event will feature a lineup of sessions facilitated by industry leaders highlighting trends, use cases, customer and consumer experiences, benefits realized etc.

The LYCRA Company’s equity control procured by financial institution cohort

The LYCRA Company, an innovative fiber and technology solutions firm for the apparel and personal care industries, announced that a group of financial institutions, comprising Lindeman Asia, Lindeman Partners Asset Management, Tor Investment Management, and China Everbright Limited (New Shareholders), have gained full equity control of the firm.

Logility to buy network optimization provider Starboard Solutions Corp

Logility, Inc., a player in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Starboard Solutions Corp., a Traverse City, Michigan based innovator of supply chain network design software.

EIG hires curated industry expert De La Rey Venter as CEO of MidOcean

EIG, an institutional investor to the energy and infrastructure sectors, announced that De la Rey Venter has joined as CEO of MidOcean Energy (MidOcean) and as a Managing Director of EIG. MidOcean is an EIG-controlled LNG firm seeking to create a diversified “pure play” integrated LNG portfolio of high-quality operating LNG projects with strong existing cash flow.

Checkbox hires James Dougherty to spearhead its US expansion strategy

Australian workflow automation software firm, Checkbox, has appointed James Dougherty to spearhead its US expansion strategy, including building and scaling a local team, following the firm’s launch in the market earlier this year. Checkbox is a no-code workflow automation platform that allows enterprise teams, including legal, HR, and risk and compliance, to automate tedious manual processes and scale the delivery of services to the business.

Avaya announces $600 million aggregate financing commitments

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) announced $600 million in aggregate financing commitments. The Company priced $350 million in aggregate principal amount of new Senior Secured Term Loans and entered into agreements for the private placement of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of Exchangeable Senior Secured Notes, all due in 2027.

Molpus Woodlands Group announces changes in its senior leadership team

The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC (Molpus) announced Terrell Winstead will become Molpus’s new President on August 1, 2022. Bob Lyle, Molpus’s current President, will transition from management but will continue to serve Molpus as Special Advisor to the President, and as a board member, investment committee, and as managing broker for its real estate activities.

NielsenIQ hires Dawn E. Norvell as inaugural Global Head of Retail Lab

NielsenIQ has strengthened its global retail practice with the addition of Dawn E. Norvell as the inaugural Global Head of the newly formed NielsenIQ Retail Lab. In her new role, Norvell will lead a progressive team created to better identify retail client needs, design solutions, and enable retailers to use NielsenIQ's full suite of products to help drive their business.

Westwater Resources announces executive management changes

Westwater Resources, Inc., a battery-grade, natural graphite development firm announced the retirement of Jeffrey L. Vigil, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President – Finance, effective August 26, 2022. Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Steven M. Cates has been elected Westwater’s new CFO and Vice President – Finance, also effective August 26, 2022.

Degreed acquires talent academy platform Learn In to extend its offering

Degreed, the innovator in professional lifelong learning chosen by one in three Fortune 50 companies, announced the acquisition of talent academy platform, Learn In, and the return of Co-founder David Blake as CEO. Blake was previously the Co-founder and CEO of Learn In.