Slide continues for U.S. stocks πŸ“‰

Stocks fell for the second day in a row on Tuesday.

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Here’s what moved the market today.

Markets πŸ“ˆ

Stocks fell for the second time this week and pulled back further from last week’s highs.

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Market-Moving News πŸ”ŽΒ 

πŸ“ˆSilver Lake to Acquire Endeavor in $13 Billion Deal

Silver Lake is set to acquire Endeavor Group Holdings, the conglomerate behind talent agencies WME and IMG, in a significant transaction valuing the company at $13 billion. The deal emphasizes Silver Lake's increasing investment in the entertainment and sports agency sector, marking a pivotal moment for both entities.

Purchase Details πŸ’°
Under the agreement, Silver Lake will pay $27.50 per share in cash for the Endeavor shares it does not yet own, deepening its involvement beyond the substantial stake exceeding 30% it already held. This announcement led to a notable uptick in Endeavor's share price, signaling market optimism about the acquisition.

TKO Group Exclusion πŸ₯Š
Notably, TKO Group Holdings, which encompasses entities like the Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Wrestling Entertainment and is majority-owned by Endeavor, is not included in this deal and will continue as a public company.

Strategic Review 🌐
The acquisition follows Endeavor's exploration of strategic alternatives initiated last October, aligning with Silver Lake's proposal to privatize the firm. Endeavor's pre-IPO expansion strategy involved diversifying beyond talent representation into sports and entertainment ventures, including acquiring UFC and the Professional Bull Riders league.

Industry Challenges πŸ”„
Endeavor recently sold the IMG Academy to BPEA EQT, marking a shift in its business strategy amid industry-wide challenges, including production strikes and a mandate to divest its content production business due to a new agreement with the Writers Guild of America.

Talent Roster 🌟
This move comes as the talent agency industry sees significant investment and consolidation, highlighted by the Pinault family's acquisition of a majority stake in CAA. Endeavor, with a stellar roster including names like Dwayne Johnson and Oprah Winfrey, alongside its ownership of IMG, continues to be a prominent player in representing a wide array of talent across entertainment and sports.

Top Winners and Losers πŸ”₯

VivoPower [VVPR] $5.90 (+306.9%)
shareholders will get a special stock dividend as a SPAC merger between its subsidiary, Tembo, and Cactus Acquisition Corp I

Ashford [AINC] $4.75 (+113.9%)
announced a plan to terminate registration of its common stock from the NYSE American exchange.

Keyarch Acquisition [KYCH] $13.47 (+53.0%)
said shareholders approved its proposed business combination with ZOOZ Power Ltd.

Acorda Therapeutics [ACOR] $2.50 (81.4%)
landed a $185 million asset sale deal and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Gritstone Bio [GRTS] $1.20 (48.9%)
priced a $32.5 million underwritten public offering of 8.3 million shares of common stock.

Verve Therapeutics [VERV] $8.32 (34.9%)
halted enrollment in a lead gene therapy trial in patients with bad cholesterol.

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