LaPresse: Paola Severino: “USA, Paola Severino: ‘Internationalization important for building bridges between countries and people’”

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LaPresse in Washington with Paola Severino: Internationalization that “creates bridges between countries and individuals” was the heart of the speech by the Vice President of Luiss, Paola Severino, in Washington on the occasion of the first meeting of the Transatlantic Investment Committee hosted by the Italian embassy. During the event, the ‘Luis Alumni Washington Chapter’ was inaugurated. He will join the two already present in New York and California. The new office in Washington will be led by Giuliana Canè, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Development Bank.

“Young people have great ability to share their ideas and open their minds through the exchange of information. This is the reason why we strongly appreciate internationalization for each student”, explains Severino. Finally, the vice president of Luiss talks about the theme of interdisciplinarity. “It allows you to have the ability to solve complex problems related to many sectors, from technology to law to economics and philosophy,” she explains. “If you are used to interdisciplinarity you are able to solve these problems and when you start working you are able to change your role very quickly which is very important in the current world”, she concludes.

TIC builds on the Trade and Technology Council established between the European Union and the United States in September 2021 with the aim of strengthening the partnership between Italy and the United States in the area of strategic, joint investments – with a specific focus on industrial and research joint investments, especially in emerging technologies.The Washington event aims at setting up TIC framework as the first Euro-Atlantic stakeholders’ platform for co-investments to increase the competitiveness and strategic autonomy of a broad area which includes Italy, the United States and Europe. The event stages the official establishment of the TIC Association that will soon turn into a Foundation and will bring together a network of 1.000 key-decision makers across Italy, the United States, Europe and UK to strengthen the transatlantic partnership.

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Neeyamo Recognized as a Leader in NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) for Payroll Services 2022

NEAT analyzes the performance of vendors offering payroll services, segregated into High Achievers, Leaders, Major Players, and Innovators.

LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NelsonHall has positioned Neeyamo, a market leader in providing global payroll and EOR solutions, as a ‘Leader’ in the NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) for payroll services in 2022.

NelsonHall is a leading global analyst firm that helps organizations transform their digital operations. There is a growing need to simplify global payroll operations through a tech-enabled multi-country platform.

NEAT analyzes the performance of vendors offering payroll services, segregated into four categories – High Achievers, Leaders, Major Players, and Innovators. This year’s report assessed 24 vendors on their comprehensive payroll capability, digital payroll capability, and multi-country capability. Neeyamo has been recognized as a ‘Leader’ across all three capabilities.

The NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool helps companies understand which providers can deliver immediate benefits and meet future requirements. It also provides vendors the opportunity to benchmark against their competition.

“There is a need for a simplified approach to global payroll that is comprehensive and compliant. With a single integration-ready global platform, Neeyamo provides the perfect solution to transform the organization’s global payroll operations,” says Samuel Isaac, SVP – Strategy at Neeyamo. “Our global payroll technology stack coupled with our regional expertise and global presence helps satisfy client requirements irrespective of where they are located.”

Elizabeth Rennie, HR Technology & Services Research Director at NelsonHall, said: “Neeyamo has again been named a Leader for its innovation and strong capability in supporting global payroll needs through its Global Payroll Tech Stack. The company’s ongoing platform investments support native gross-to-net payroll engines across 75 countries alongside its mobile app offering to support a rich employee experience. Neeyamo’s clients have also benefited from improved visibility of global payroll spend, improved compliance, reduced errors, and stronger payroll controls.”

About Neeyamo

Neeyamo is a leading technology-enabled global payroll and EOR solutions provider for multinational and micro-multinational corporations worldwide. With an extensive team of professionals serving clients across 190+ countries, Neeyamo leverages its unique service-based model and functionality-rich, next-generation HR & payroll products portfolio to help organizations enable agile and scalable business. To know more, visit

About NelsonHall

NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the ‘art of the possible’ in digital operations transformation. With analysts in the US, UK, Continental Europe, and India, NelsonHall provides buy-side organizations with detailed, critical information on markets and vendors (including NEAT assessments) that helps them make fast and highly informed sourcing decisions. And for vendors, NelsonHall provides deep knowledge of market dynamics and user requirements to help them hone their go-to-market strategies. NelsonHall’s research is based on rigorous, primary research and is widely respected for its analysis’s quality, depth, and insight.

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Chain Announces Partnership With the Miami Heat

Chain partners with Miami Heat

Chain partners with Miami Heat

CHARLESTOWN, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading Web3 and Blockchain software provider, Chain, is pleased to announce an advertising and promotional partnership with the NBA’s Miami HEAT, as their official Web3/Blockchain infrastructure partner.

In the new partnership, Chain will be the first company to have its logo on the HEAT shooting shirt. Additionally, Chain will have a presence in community programming alongside the NBA franchise, be prominently featured in digital content on the team’s social media platforms and game day elements.

“On behalf of the team at Chain, I couldn’t be more excited to work with the Miami Heat as the exclusive Web3 and Blockchain Infrastructure Partner,” said Chain CEO, Deepak Thapliyal. “This partnership is an incredible opportunity for Chain, and we look forward to engaging with the South Florida community.”

This partnership will continue to bridge the gap between the sports industry and Web3 technology. Chain has collaborated and partnered with multiple luxury brands in the retail space, multiple professional sports organizations, and titans of finance to introduce innovative experiences and blockchain infrastructure to traditional businesses.

“We’re really happy to welcome Chain into the fold of our franchise,” said John Vidalin, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of the Miami HEAT. “This partnership has some unique advertising and promotional elements and we’re excited to get started.”

Chain continues to identify the need of integrating Web3 technology through its wide range of partnerships with Web2 brands. Partnering with the Miami HEAT will contribute to the adoption of blockchain technology and the advancement of Web3 innovations.


Chain is a blockchain infrastructure solution company that has been on a mission to enable a smarter and more connected economy since 2014. Chain offers builders in the Web3 industry services that help streamline the process of developing, and maintaining their blockchain infrastructures. Chain implements a SaaS model for its products that addresses the complexities of overall blockchain management. Chain offers a variety of products such as Ledger, Cloud, and NFTs as a service. Companies who choose to utilize Chain’s services will be able to free up resources for developers and cut costs so that clients can focus on their own products and customer experience. Learn more:


The HEAT Group is comprised of the National Basketball Association’s Miami HEAT and the 19,600-seat FTX Arena. The HEAT is a three-time NBA Champion having won titles in 2006, 2012 and 2013 and is a celebrated leader in every discipline of the business of basketball. FTX Arena, home of the HEAT, is a LEED Gold Recertified, award-winning, state-of-the-art facility, which hosts more than 150 events per year. FTX Arena has maintained its position as the #1 Arena in Florida for the seventh consecutive year—and the 10th time during the past 11 years—according to 2021 year-end rankings of the world’s top arenas conducted by both Pollstar and Billboard. The Arena ranks 10th in the United States and 10th in the world for Billboard and 13th in the United States and 15th worldwide for Pollstar. The Arena is located on the waterfront in the thriving arts and entertainment district in downtown Miami. For more information, please visit and FTX

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EMGA Secures US$ 20M Debt Finance for Costa Rica’s Banco Improsa

LONDON, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emerging Markets Global Advisory LLP (EMGA) for the second time working with Banco Improsa, secures this US$20M facility from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) – AECID (advised by COFIDES).

Commenting on the transaction, Felix Alpizar, General Manager of BANCO IMPROSA, said: “Banco Improsa is very honored to be recognized by AECID and COFIDES for both its track record and programs to finance and support Costa Rican micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). With this credit we will continue our contribution to the economic and social development of the country.”

EMGA’s Head of Investment Banking Sajeev Chakkalakal said, “A pleasure again to facilitate Banco Improsa’s continued vision of supporting SMEs within Costa Rica and complete this funding solution with AECID (advised by COFIDES).”

José Luis Curbelo, chairman and CEO of COFIDES, stated that “we are pleased to support AECID in its first impact project with EMGA and IMPROSA in the Central American region. The transaction will be used to finance small and medium enterprises in Costa Rica, which will contribute to the creation and maintenance of quality jobs and reducing inequalities. We look forward to continuing these strategic partnerships, which enhance economic growth in developing countries by strengthening the private sector through sound financial support.”

Carlos Jiménez Aguirre, General Manager of FONPRODE and Head AECID’s Financial Cooperation Department expressed that “the formalization of this transaction reflects Spanish Cooperation’s aims to contribute to expand the financial support for Costa Rican micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), as MSMEs play a key role in creating and maintaining decent jobs and reducing inequalities. Our intention is to expand this kind of support to other Central American countries in providing access to finance to MSMEs, with a special focus on mainstreaming gender and climate change strategies in private sector activities.”

Emerging Markets Global Advisory LLP, based in London, helps emerging market based financial institutions and corporates seeking new debt or equity capital.

Banco Improsa was founded in 1995 and is a niche bank with a specialization in providing financial solutions and services to MSMEs, which account for most of its portfolio. It has an extensive track record in providing support and advisory services to MSMEs. Banco Improsa’s key success factor lies in its commitment to high standards of personalized, agile, and flexible service, which, together with customized financial solutions, have enabled it to achieve a solid position in these segments. Banco Improsa is part of Grupo Financiero Improsa (GFI).

Fund for the Promotion of Development (FONPRODE), managed by Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) with the support of COFIDES (Spanish Development Finance Institution). AECID is the main management body of Spanish Cooperation and is oriented towards the fight against poverty and the promotion of sustainable development. COFIDES provides support management for FONPRODE with reimbursable financing operations that promote social and economic development of partner countries through investments or transfers of economic resources with a reimbursable nature. FONPRODE may finance non-reimbursable and reimbursable debt and equity. Examples of refundable financing offered by FONPRODE are loans to financial service providers aimed at financial inclusion.

COFIDES, a state-owned company engaging in the management of State and third-party as well as its own funds, pursues several aims; internationalization of Spain’s economy, furtherance of economic development and fortification of the solvency of companies affected by COVID-19. In addition to the Spanish State, its shareholders include Banco Santander, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Banco Sabadell and Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).

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Verisk Announces the Sale of Wood Mackenzie to Veritas Capital

Transaction drives enhanced shareholder value and makes Verisk a dedicated strategic technology partner to the insurance industry, while creating a global independent data services market leader in Wood Mackenzie serving the energy, renewables and natural resources industry

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK), a leading global data analytics provider, and Veritas Capital (“Veritas”), a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which an affiliate of Veritas has agreed to acquire Verisk’s Energy business, Wood Mackenzie, for $3.1 billion in cash consideration payable at closing plus future additional contingent consideration of up to $200 million.

Wood Mackenzie is a globally recognized industry leader that has been providing quality data, analytics, and insights used to power the energy, renewables, and natural resources industry for nearly 50 years. The Wood Mackenzie Lens© platform enables world class analytics and insights to drive critical decision making for the company’s longstanding clients that operate at the leading edge of the rapidly evolving energy sector. Since joining Verisk in 2015, Wood Mackenzie has developed strong data and analytics capabilities and is now advantageously positioned at the nexus of energy industry tailwinds, offering clients leading renewable energy and energy transition data and analytics with the bold purpose of transforming the way the planet is powered.

“This transaction best positions Verisk to expand our role as a strategic data, analytics, and technology partner to the global insurance industry, and as a result, drive growth and returns that will create long-term shareholder value,” said Lee Shavel, Verisk CEO. “It will also further advance Wood Mackenzie’s competitive position and support the vital roles both organizations play in their respective industries.”

“As co-presidents of Wood Mackenzie, Mark Brinin and Joe Levesque have demonstrated remarkable leadership and have continued to grow the business by relentlessly innovating on behalf of their clients. We’re proud to have supported Wood Mackenzie’s growth and are confident in their bright future as part of Veritas,” Shavel added.

The announcement is the latest demonstration of Verisk’s continued efforts to optimize the business for peak performance and long-term sustainable growth and value. After an in-depth portfolio review, Verisk divested its financial services and environmental health and safety businesses earlier this year.

Veritas brings deep sector knowledge and operational expertise to Wood Mackenzie. As a premier investor in technology and technology-enabled companies that provide critical products, software, and services to government and commercial customers worldwide, the firm is uniquely positioned to further advance Wood Mackenzie’s goal of accelerating the transition to a more sustainable future.

“Drawing from its decades of leadership and innovation, Wood Mackenzie is playing a vital role at the forefront of the global energy transition by providing essential data and insights to organizations across the value chain,” said Ramzi Musallam, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Veritas. “In partnership with Wood Mackenzie leadership, and with the strong backing of our strategic investment, we have an opportunity to enhance and expand the datasets and solutions the company provides to its growing customer base, from upstream producers who are looking to decarbonize to new energy asset managers who want to optimize their investments.”

The total purchase price is subject to typical adjustments for, among other things, the working capital and the debt of the business at closing. Verisk intends to use the after-tax proceeds to pay down debt and return value to shareholders through share repurchases.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023.

In a separate press release to be issued tomorrow, Verisk will announce its third-quarter 2022 results. Details on the quarterly announcement and investor teleconference to be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, can be found at

Morgan Stanley & Co LLC is acting as financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as legal advisor to Verisk in connection with the transaction. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is acting as legal advisor to Veritas.

About Verisk

Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data-driven analytic insights and solutions for the insurance and energy industries. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk empowers customers to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud, and make informed decisions about global issues including climate change and extreme events as well as political and ESG topics. With offices in more than 30 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit and the Verisk Newsroom.

About Veritas Capital

Veritas is a longstanding technology investor with over $45 billion of assets under management and a focus on companies operating at the intersection of technology and government. The firm invests in companies that provide critical products, software, and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. Veritas seeks to create value by strategically transforming the companies in which it invests through organic and inorganic means. Leveraging technology to make a positive impact across vitally important areas, such as healthcare, education, and national security, is core to the firm. Veritas is a proud steward of national assets, improving the quality of healthcare while reducing cost, advancing our educational system, and protecting our nation and allies. For more information, visit

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Freshworks Turns Freshservice Demand into a New Product Opportunity with Multi-Department Service Desk

Freshworks extends its service management platform to serve non-IT departments with “Freshservice for Business Teams” as part of the company’s Fall ‘22 Launch

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freshworks Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH), a software company empowering the people who power business, today announced Freshservice™ for Business Teams, which enables departments outside of the IT function like HR, facilities, legal and finance to securely provide uninterrupted service delivery within each department. Freshworks will host a virtual event on November 9, to demo a variety of new product innovations from its Fall ‘22 Launch.

Launching Freshservice for Business Teams – an enterprise service management solution (ESM) – builds on Freshworks’ mission of helping every employee thrive with modern, easy, affordable products.

“Thousands of Freshworks customers already use Freshservice beyond IT to support internal stakeholders,” said Prakash Ramamurthy, Chief Product Officer at Freshworks. “With Freshservice for Business Teams, companies of all sizes can benefit from service management principles in non-IT departments. Every part of the business deserves uninterrupted service delivery.”

What makes Freshservice for Business Teams unique is the support for private “Workspaces” for every team. Multiple teams can coexist independently within a single Freshservice instance with the ability to configure, manage and control access to their individual workspaces.

In addition to extending service management beyond IT, Freshworks continues to invest in IT operations management capabilities to strengthen existing capabilities and help IT teams keep the business up and running. These include alert management notifications via WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams and the Freshservice mobile app (iOS and Android). Access to these channels streamlines incident management and enables 24/7 agent availability, resulting in faster resolution of critical incidents.

“In addition to Freshservice delivering everything required to support 70 agents and 1,300 end-users a month, we also use the platform to support two other corporate teams – facilities management and accounting,” said Robert Lyons, Chief Technology Officer at Katz Media Group. “Our success with Freshworks goes beyond the IT use cases thanks to the ease-of-use and flexibility of the platform.”

To learn more about the Freshworks Fall ‘22 Launch, visit the Freshworks website here or join us for our virtual event on November 9, to learn more about our new collection. Registration is open here.

About Freshworks
Freshworks Inc., (NASDAQ: FRSH) makes business software people love to use. Purpose-built for IT, customer support, sales and marketing teams, our products empower the people who power business. Freshworks is fast to onboard, priced affordably, built to delight, yet powerful enough to deliver critical business outcomes. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks operates around the world to serve more than 58,000 customers including Bridgestone, Chargebee, Delivery Hero, ITV, Klarna, Multichoice, OfficeMax, TaylorMade and Vice Media. For the freshest company news visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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