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Motorola Solutions Publicly Going Private

MKM Partners issued a research note, maintaining a Neutral rating on Motorola Solutions Inc stock.

Earlier in the year, media reports circulated that Motorola Solutions had shopped itself to private equity.

Private equity passed on buying the entire company, but Motorola Solutions’ recent $1 billion private investment in public equity (PIPE) deal with Silver Lake highlights, in our view, interest in the company’s strong cash-flow profile.

Which Up-and-Coming Private Companies May Go Public?

[Ed. note: the following article is written by Daniel B. Kline]

It's the holy grail for emerging companies. From the day an entrepreneur thinks up an idea for the next big thing, whatever that may be, everyone has their sights set on one goal: hold an initial public offering and "go public."

Reaching an IPO means success in a lot of ways. It's a sign that a company has achieved a certain level of success and is a big vote of confidence from the investing community. Just having people want to own your stock marks an achievement for a business.

Digital Shadows Appoints Stuart McClure to Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:58

Digital Shadows, which provides cyber situational awareness to protect against cyber attacks, loss of intellectual property, and loss of brand and reputational integrity, announced its appointment of Stuart McClure, founder and chief executive officer of Cylance, Inc., to its Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Diligent Surpasses 100,000 Users as Boards and Senior Leadership Embrace SaaS

Diligent Corporation announced its continued growth, surpassing 100,000 users of its Diligent Boards solution. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based platform transforms how companies manage the secure electronic production, distribution and collaboration of confidential information to their boards, committees and leadership teams.

Diligent is now more than double the size of its nearest competitor in terms of clients and is a truly global provider. It has clients in over 60 countries and users on all seven continents, even Antarctica.

Michael Capellas Joins Kony Advisory Board

Submitted by robchakler on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:16

Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, announced the appointment of Michael D. Capellas to Kony’s newly-formed Advisory Board, effective immediately, according to a Business Wire press release. As an advisory board member, Capellas brings a rich and diverse set of business strategy and technology industry experience and expertise to Kony. He joins golf icon Ben Crenshaw who was appointed to Kony’s Advisory Board in June.

Global Payments Icon Charlie Fote Joins LendingPoint’s Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 14:14

LendingPoint, an industry-leading online direct loan provider, is excited to announce that it has added global payments industry luminary Charlie Fote to its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Fote brings nearly four decades of global market leadership, as CEO and Founder of the Fotec Group, a company at the forefront of the payments industry. Fote is globally renowned for his business acumen and aggressive growth strategies.

Roger Thornton, Founder of Fortify Software, Joins Prevoty Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 14:04

Prevoty, Inc., a leader in runtime application security monitoring and protection, announced that Roger Thornton, chief technology officer at AlienVault, has joined its Board of Directors as an independent Board member, according to a Business Wire press release.

He joins the existing Board of Steve Krausz, general partner at USVP, Shinya Akamine, founder of Core Ventures Group, and Prevoty Co-Founders Julien Bellanger and Kunal Anand.

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Each year, Directors & Boards highlights successful women directors in our Directors to Watch feature (appearing in the Annual Report edition of the magazine). These professionals have contributed to and will continue to expand ongoing dialogue on board best practices and corporate governance excellence in the coming years.

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