Daily Archives: 3, October 2023

Oddlygood Acquires Planti, Expanding its Plant-Based Market Leadership in Sweden and Finland

(IN BRIEF) Finnish plant-based product producer, Oddlygood, has acquired the Nordic brand Planti® in a strategic move to strengthen its position in the plant-based dairy alternative market. The acquisition makes Oddlygood the market leader in plant-based dairy alternative spoonable snacks … Read the full press release

BBVA Launches €1 Billion Share Buyback Program, Strengthening Commitment to Shareholder Distributions

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, with a robust capital position boasting a fully-loaded CET1 ratio of 12.99 percent as of June 2023, has announced its intention to initiate a new share buyback program worth €1 billion. This program is considered an extraordinary … Read the full press release

SUEZ Issues Inaugural Sterling Green Bond, Attracting Strong Investor Demand

(IN BRIEF) SUEZ has successfully priced a 20-year inaugural sterling Green Bond following its previous bond issuances in euro. The issuance received substantial investor interest, with a total order book reaching £1.1 billion, nearly double the amount offered. The Green … Read the full press release

SUEZ Strengthens UK Presence with Acquisition of DCW, Expanding Recycling and Waste Management Offerings

(IN BRIEF) SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has acquired DCW (Devon Contract Waste), an independent recycling and waste management company based in the south west of England. This acquisition is part of SUEZ’s strategy to expand its presence in the … Read the full press release

Hydro Invests €3 Million in State-of-the-Art Water Treatment Plant in Schwandorf, Germany

(IN BRIEF) Hydro is dedicating €3 million to construct a new water treatment plant at its Schwandorf legacy site in Germany. The legacy site, acquired by Hydro in 2002, holds bauxite residue from operations by VAW from the 1930s to … Read the full press release

EVBox Appoints Markus Dehn as CTO to Advance Electric Vehicle Charging Technology

(IN BRIEF) Markus Dehn has been named Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of EVBox, effective October 1st. With a decade of experience in the electric mobility industry, including roles at P3 Automotive and Innogy SE, Dehn has spent the last two … Read the full press release

Indra Streamlines Traffic Management for Transurban’s Queensland Road Assets with In-Mova Traffic Platform

(IN BRIEF) Indra, a technology solutions provider, has successfully integrated the management of Transurban’s road assets in Queensland, Australia, into a single control center using its In-Mova Traffic platform. This includes two highways and four major tunnels in Brisbane, covering … Read the full press release

World Health Organization Recommends University of Oxford’s Malaria Vaccine for Children

(IN BRIEF) The University of Oxford’s R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine, developed in collaboration with the Serum Institute of India and leveraging Novavax’s adjuvant technology, has received a recommendation for use by the World Health Organization (WHO). After rigorous scientific review by … Read the full press release

MAHLE and HELLA Sell Behr-Hella Thermocontrol Stake to AUO Corporation for €600 Million

(IN BRIEF) Automotive suppliers MAHLE and HELLA have agreed to sell their respective 50 percent stake in the joint venture Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) to AUO Corporation. The total purchase price for the transaction is based on an enterprise value of … Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd Welcomes ‘Berlin Express’ as First Ship of Its New Climate-Friendly Hamburg Express Class

(IN BRIEF) Hapag-Lloyd has officially introduced the “Berlin Express,” the inaugural vessel of its Hamburg Express class, into its fleet. This class represents a significant milestone in the company’s efforts to reduce emissions and achieve climate-neutral shipping by 2045. A … Read the full press release

Rönesans Group Maintains Top 10 Position Among Europe’s Largest International Contractors

(IN BRIEF) Rönesans Group has reaffirmed its status as a leading construction company, securing the 38th spot on ENR’s prestigious 2023 “World’s Top 250 International Contractors” list. This ranking reflects Rönesans’ consistent presence among the top 10 contracting companies in … Read the full press release

Successful Tests for Shore Power Supply at EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg

(IN BRIEF) EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) has reported the successful completion of its third ship integration test for shore power supply to container ships. The initial test, conducted in August on the Maersk Condor, marked the first European connection … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Team Nominated for Impact Prize for Work on Countering Kleptocracy

(IN BRIEF) A team of experts from the University of Exeter, including Professors John Heathershaw and David Lewis, and Dr. Catherine Owen, has been nominated for the Economic and Social Research Council’s Celebrating Impact Prize. Their research focused on the … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Business School’s Global Festival Returns with Diverse Program of Fun and Inclusivity

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter Business School is set to host its Global Festival, celebrating cultural diversity and inclusivity within the school’s community. Following the success of last year’s festival, this year’s program includes a range of family-friendly activities … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo Chooses iGenius for Cutting-Edge Business Intelligence Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Intesa Sanpaolo, a leading Italian and European bank, has selected iGenius, a company specializing in generative AI technology for business intelligence (BI), to implement its BI solutions. iGenius offers a platform called Crystal that simplifies data access using … Read the full press release

CLAAS Appoints Frank Sommer as Senior Vice President Global Purchasing

(IN BRIEF) Frank Sommer, who has been responsible for finances in the CLAAS Business Unit Grain for five years, has assumed the role of Senior Vice President Global Purchasing, effective October 1, 2023. This change is part of organizational adjustments … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Signs 15-Year Renewable PPA with Saint-Gobain to Decarbonize North American Operations

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has inked a 15-year Renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Saint-Gobain, marking the second long-term solar power supply agreement aimed at decarbonizing the building materials company’s 125 industrial sites in North America. TotalEnergies will provide clean energy … Read the full press release

Aviva and Socius Chosen as Preferred Bidders for London Cancer Hub Development

(IN BRIEF) Aviva and mixed-use developer Socius have been selected as the preferred bidders for the advancement of the London Cancer Hub (LCH), a world-leading district dedicated to cancer research and treatment in Sutton, London. The partnership will collaborate with … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Teases Second-Generation Kodiaq with Fresh Design Elements Ahead of World Premiere

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is offering a glimpse of its forthcoming second-generation Kodiaq SUV through a video teaser, showcasing both exterior and interior updates. The SUV features elements of Škoda’s new Modern Solid design language, including new tailgate lettering and … Read the full press release

Generali Appoints Giulio Terzariol as CEO Insurance, Strengthening Leadership Team

(IN BRIEF) Generali, a leading insurance company, has announced the appointment of Giulio Terzariol as CEO Insurance, a newly established role responsible for overseeing all of the company’s Insurance Business Units. Terzariol, with over two decades of experience in management … Read the full press release