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(Bloomberg) -- Veolia Environnement SA finalized a deal to buy Suez SA, reinforcing its global leadership in water and waste-treatment following a lengthy takeover battle.The agreement announced Friday builds on a preliminary accord between the two utilities last month and includes a commitment to sell back about two-fifths of its rival to a Franco-U.S. group of investors.The deal allows Veolia to proceed with a full takeover of Suez in the coming months by acquiring the roughly 70% of the company it doesn’t already own, pending some regulatory approvals. The transaction will create a giant in environmental services under the Veolia umbrella, with annual revenue of about 37 billion euros and assets from the U.S. and Latin America to Asia and Australia.Meridiam SAS, Global Infrastructure Partners, Caisse des Depots et Consignations and CNP Assurances agreed to buy some of Suez’s assets in France and countries such as China, India, Italy and Morocco, with a view to creating a new Suez with revenues of nearly 7 billion euros. Meridiam and GIP will have each a 40% stake, while CDC and CNP will hold a combined 20%.The offer from the consortium of investors remains subject to several conditions, including a confirmatory due diligence. The group will make a binding offer by June 29 at the latest, according to the statement.Subject to regulatory and competition approvals, Suez and Veolia have set a common objective of closing the public offer and the sale of the new Suez to the consortium, planned for the end of 2021, they said.The boards of Veolia and Suez said the offer of the group of investors was “satisfactory,” without detailing the price.Veolia is offering current Suez shareholders 20.50 euros a share, including their regular dividend of 65 euro cents. The takeover values Suez’s equity at about 13 billion euros, and gives it an enterprise value of 26 billion euros including plain-vanilla and hybrid debt, according to Veolia.Shares of Veolia have jumped about 30% this year, while Suez is up more than 20%.Veolia has said it will finance the deal partly with a capital increase of as much as 2.5 billion euros and with some asset sales.(Adds conditions in fifth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (the "Company," "HCAP," "we," or "our") (NASDAQ: HCAP) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a final cash dividend of $0.22 per share of its outstanding common stock, payable on May 28, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 25, 2021.
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(Bloomberg) -- A mailbox near Amazon.com Inc.’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, has emerged as a key piece of evidence in an effort to overturn the results of a union election.During a National Labor Relations Board hearing on Friday, an employee said Amazon security guards used keys to open the mailbox, which the company says was installed so workers could more easily mail their ballots.The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which lost the election last month, has accused Amazon of locating the mailbox near the facility’s entrance so it could spy on workers. Even just the impression of election surveillance by an employer can influence the vote’s outcome, so the hearing is focusing largely on what workers witnessed during the vote.Amazon has denied an ulterior motive, saying it asked the U.S. Postal Service to install the mailbox in a bid to boost turnout.“This mailbox -- which only the USPS had access to -- was a simple, secure, and completely optional way to make it easy for employees to vote, no more and no less,” the company said in a statement last month.But the employee, Kevin Jackson, seemed to contradict Amazon’s assertion that only the USPS had access to the mailbox. Jackson testified that as he was leaving work one morning he saw security guards approach the mailbox and then watched one of them open a large box on the bottom labeled “1P.”“What he was getting out or looking for, I’m not sure,” he said.While it was dark at the time, Jackson said his headlights illuminated the area. He also testified that Amazon security guards used surveillance cameras to monitor the parking lot, including zooming in on particular cars to read license plates and see who was inside if they detected anything suspicious.Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Jackson’s testimony.If the board finds Jackson’s testimony credible, it should be reason enough to overturn the election result, said former NLRB member Wilma Liebman, who chaired the board under President Barack Obama. What Jackson is alleging “at a minimum creates an appearance of Amazon involvement -- if not an inference of actual tampering -- with ballots,” Liebman said via email Friday.Under long-standing precedent, NLRB elections are supposed to be held under “laboratory conditions,” in which “employees are able to exercise free and uncoerced choice” about unionization, Liebman added. “This conduct certainly departs from that.”“What legitimate purpose could there possibly be for Amazon security guards to be opening the box?” she asked.In an April 16 complaint, the union accused Amazon of misconduct -- including issuing anti-union threats, firing an employee for distributing union cards and pressuring workers to use the mailbox to cast their votes. Amazon workers have been testifying all week about the mailbox and how the company encouraged them to use it as a secure way to submit their ballots.A labor board hearing officer who will recommend a ruling on the matter asked Jackson several questions about what he saw, indicating she deemed his testimony potentially relevant to the case.Like other Amazon employees who testified this week, Jackson said he was approached by managers asking him if he received a ballot and whether he voted.One Amazon manager, whose name Jackson didn’t know, asked him “off the record” what he felt about the union campaign. Jackson said he responded by quoting scripture. The manager, Jackson said, told him, “That’s not the answer I was looking for,” and asked him again. Jackson said he repeated the same Bible verse.“She was frustrated with my answer and walked off,” he said.Jackson, who was recently hospitalized for an undisclosed health condition, testified via videoconference while lying down. Amazon attorneys asked if he was taking any medication that would affect his memory and he responded that he wasn’t.Amazon employees voted 1,798 to 738 against joining the union, with 505 other disputed ballots uncounted. The labor board has the authority to invalidate election results in response to conduct that could have changed the outcome and prevented employees from making a free choice about whether to unionize.“This damning eyewitness testimony of an Amazon security guard opening the famous mailbox (to which the company insisted only USPS had keys) comes as no surprise,” said Representative Andy Levin, Democrat of Michigan. “But the worker’s riveting account of a supervisor asking him ‘off the record’ (right!) whether he was for the union is just as important. As I have suspected since my first visit to Bessemer, Amazon broke the law, and the NLRB will likely come to that conclusion.”(Updated with comments.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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Just after midnight Friday, the Israeli military put out an ominous statement to the media: “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip.” The terse statement set off frenzied speculation that Israel had launched a ground invasion of Gaza -- a much-feared scenario that would mark a bloody escalation of this week’s operation against Hamas militants. Hours later, the military issued a “clarification.”
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Pour one out for the 90-day theatrical window. The decades-old staple of the film world slipped the surly bonds of Earth during COVID, perhaps the most consequential example of how the pandemic has upended the cinema business. The roughly three-month timeframe the industry calls the theatrical window, the longstanding agreement between Hollywood studios and theater […]
A French court on Friday upheld a police ban on a pro-Palestinian demonstration planned for Saturday in Paris, lawyers for the organisers said, adding that they would appeal the decision. However the protest organisers said they had no plans to call off Saturday's action."We refuse to silence our solidarity with the Palestinians, and we will not be prevented from demonstrating," the Association of Palestinians in the Ile-de-France capital region said shortly after the court ban was announced.Earlier representatives of the association told AFP that France is "the only democratic country to forbid these demonstrations".Police on Thursday banned Saturday's demonstration called over the ongoing conflict with Israel, fearing a repeat of clashes during a similar protest in 2014.Following the failure of their initial petition, the lawyers now say they will appeal to France's top administrative court, the Conseil d'Etat.Sefen Guez Guez, one of the lawyers, had earlier called the police ban "disproportionate" and "politically motivated".Police chief fears 'serious disturbance'Paris police chief Didier Lallement said allowing the demonstration would risk "a serious disturbance of public order", adding that he feared "acts against synagogues and Israeli interests".While he referred to violence at the 2014 demonstration, Guez Guez responded that there had been "no problem at all" at many protests since.The planned demonstration would target France's government as well as Israel, with organisers saying Paris is too favourable towards the Middle Eastern state.President Emmanuel Macron's office said he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, offering his "condolences for the victims of the rocket fire claimed by Hamas and other terrorist groups".The statement said Macron urged a return to peace, "and also communicated to his counterpart his concern about the civilian population in Gaza".French politicians were mostly split along party lines over the protest ban, with Macron's centre-right party and the right-wing opposition supporting the move, while leftists called it an unacceptable attack on freedom of expression.But Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, a Socialist, said the government had made a "wise" decision.Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Thursday told police chiefs elsewhere in France to keep a close eye on planned demonstrations and also ban them if necessary, and to bolster police protection of the Jewish community.Worldwide, only Israel and the United States have bigger Jewish populations than France.Beyond the Paris ban, police in Mediterranean port city Marseille said a march there must be converted into a stationary protest, while Darmanin said another in eastern Strasbourg was also blocked.Police in Lyon and Bordeaux told AFP that there were no restrictions on rallies there.Israel bombarded Gaza with artillery and air strikes on Friday following a new barrage of rocket fire from the Hamas-run enclave, intensifying a conflict that has now claimed at least 141 lives.(AFP)
“I expect optimism in our future. We’re gonna come roaring back,” declared a triumphal California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised budget for the state. As Newsom optimistically ticked off the billions being allocated from the state’s $76 billion budget surplus, he was asked if California might emerge from state-imposed Covid restrictions before his self-stated […]