Merck Serono to Broaden Its General Medicines Portfolio in Emerging Markets with Affordable, High-Quality Medicines

Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, today announced the establishment of a long-term strategic partnership with Lupin Limited (Lupin), India. Lupin will support Merck Serono in the implementation of the companys General Medicines portfolio expansion initiative in emerging markets, addressing the local needs for affordable high-quality medicines. The agreement builds on an established working relationship between the two companies, and could add up to 20 new products to the current portfolio. The first launches are expected in 2016.

enVista Opens EMEA Office, Expands Global Transportation Services Footprint

enVista, a leading supply chain consulting and IT services provider, announced today that it has opened an office in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, United Kingdom that will serve as its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters. enVista has long provided industry-leading transportation spend management solutions to its North American-based clients with global shipping operations. This expansion, coupled with enVistas existing office in India, enables enVista to better respond to demand for carrier invoice audit and payment services globally and provides enVistas client base with support at the local and regional levels within EMEA.

Catalyst Honors Award-Winning Initiatives from Kimberly-Clark and Lockheed Martin

Tonight, the 2014 Catalyst Award will be presented to Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation for their innovative initiatives to expand opportunities for women and business. The Catalyst Award-winning initiatives impact women and men, families and organizations, societies and economies, and they will be celebrated at the annual Catalyst Awards Dinner gala, attended by nearly 1,600 guestsincluding close to 100 CEOs as well as senior executives from leading multi-national corporations and professional firms.

Yum! Brands Announces Opening of 40,000th Restaurant with KFC in Goa, India to Spotlight Emerging Market Leadership and Growth

Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the worlds leading restaurant company, announced the opening of its 40,000th restaurant, a flagship KFC store in Goa, India, to spotlight the Companys emerging market leadership and growth. By 2015, India is expected to have $1 Billion in system sales, which includes company and franchise restaurants. By then, the restaurant company will have over 1,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell outlets in more than 100 cities.

NDS Surgical Imaging Advances Healthcare in Emerging Markets with New 21 EndoVue SE Surgical Display

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has developed a new surgical display designed to bring the latest imaging technology to cost-sensitive emerging markets. Offering an advanced feature set including LED-backlight technology, the 21 EndoVue SE delivers the image quality of a high-definition (HD) surgical display in an affordable solution. Shipping now, the 21 EndoVue SE display provides medical-grade reliability, and is specially engineered for multiple applications within any OR setting.

Apollo Tyres to Acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Apollo Tyres Ltd (NSE: ApolloTYRE) and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement under which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo will acquire Cooper in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, Cooper stockholders will receive $35.00 per share in cash. The transaction represents a 40% premium to Coopers 30-day volume-weighted average price.

Southco Expands SAP ECC 6.0 System Globally under Rimini Street Support

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2013 Conference Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) software and Oracle Corporations (NASDAQ: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database and Hyperion software, today announced that Southco, a leading international provider of engineered access hardware, recently completed the initial phase of its strategic SAP global expansion while utilizing Rimini Street for support of its SAP ECC 6.0 system. Like Southco, hundreds of companies around the world are leveraging third-party support from Rimini Street to reduce total support costs by up to 90 percent while continuing to advance the scope, scale and use of its enterprise software to achieve its business objectives. As a result, many Rimini Street clients, including Southco, are able to use their significant savings from third-party support to fund important business and IT improvements that directly affect their ability to better compete in the global marketplace.