Zoom and cloud company Five 9 abandoned the 14 14.7 billion deal
The bid by Zoom Video Communications to buy cloud software provider Five Buy broke just weeks after the U.S. Department of Justice raised national security concerns over the ১ 1.7.b billion deal, prompting shareholders to vote against the acquisition of a powerful proxy group.
The companies announced on Thursday that they had decided to cancel their deal after a meeting of shareholders convened by Five 9, during which most investors said they were against the deal.
“We have had the opportunity to engage extensively with our shareholders since the announcement of the transaction. We appreciate their views and confidence in Five’s future prospects and share their views on the significant potential for value creation as an independent company, “said Rowan Trolop, CEO of Five’s.
The decision to end the takeover is a push for Zoom, which hopes to expand its offers after the huge success of its video conferencing services during the epidemic. The deal with Five with was its biggest acquisition so far, but it was damaged by a struggling share price and regulatory concerns.
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Biden has signed a temporary U.S. funding agreement
President Joe Biden on Thursday evening signed a temporary agreement to avoid a U.S. government shutdown, giving the government nine weeks to avoid a default.
The bill increased government funding until Dec. 3 and suspended its debt limit until Dec. 17, avoiding an official shutdown that would otherwise have started Friday.
The bill was passed in both chambers of Congress on Thursday. However, it does not provide long-term provisions to increase the debt limit.
The move comes in the wake of weeks of squabbling between Democrats and Republicans over raising the amount of debt the federal government can take, which is important to ensure it can continue to fund itself. On Monday and Tuesday, attempts to raise and then suspend the Senate limit were thwarted by Senate Republicans.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said there was a risk that the U.S. would run out of money if the limit was not raised by October 18.
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Eurozone inflation figures Inflation data for September is expected to reach a 13-year high, fueled by strong demand as energy costs rise and the economy reopens.
Unemployment rate in Japan August Baker’s figures will be released. With economic policy support for business, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was able to keep unemployment relatively low during the epidemic. His successor, Fumio Kishida, will be tested on this front.
PMI production Measurements of production activity in Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom will be released in September. UK manufacturing expansion is expected to continue, but at a slower rate than in August.
More UK data The National Bureau of Statistics will release quarterly business investment statistics, Q2 balance of payments, quarterly economic accounts and quarterly consumer trend data.
The UK will start over the weekend Black History Month And its beginning Conservative party conference.