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Victory Park Capital Expands into Real Estate Sector with Investment in Renovo Financial | Business Wire


Park Capital (VPC), an asset management firm focused on middle

market debt and equity investments, announced today that it will make a

$50 million investment, with a $100 million potential upsize, in Renovo

Financial, a Chicago-based private lending company that assists

rehabilitation investors in acquiring, renovating and selling/renting

residential properties. The investment will refinance Renovo’s existing

portfolio, finance loan portfolio growth and support expansion into new

markets outside of the Chicagoland counties.

“Renovo’s market leadership in the Chicagoland area, experienced

management team and industry knowledge are exceptional,” said Tom

Affolter, partner at VPC. “We believe this is an opportunistic time to

partner with Renovo to help provide loans in the underserved residential

rehab lending space and expand into new markets.”

Founded in 2011 by Kevin Werner, CEO of Renovo, and Granite Creek

Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, Renovo originates

short-term rehab loans and long-term landlord loans to creditworthy and

experienced residential rehab investors enabling them to reduce their

cost of capital as well as efficiently acquire and sell properties at

highly attractive rates of return. After building a robust

infrastructure and experienced management team over the last three

years, Renovo will use the funding to accelerate growth initiatives and

diversify its product offerings to better serve its customers.

Werner said, “Our goal for Renovo is to play an active role in

addressing the funding needs of the residential rehab community. The

massive dislocation in the credit markets during the recession provided

an opportunity for a specialized finance company, like Renovo, to

provide capital to creditworthy residential rehabbers. In partnering

with VPC, we are pleased to have secured a large amount of capital to

fulfill the needs of our borrowers as they continue to enjoy success in

their businesses.”

“We are excited to team up with a firm as knowledgeable and experienced

in the specialty lending industry as VPC to continue to scale our

business,” added Mark Radzik, partner at Granite Creek. “With our

seasoned leadership and VPC’s expertise, we are confident Renovo is well

positioned to drive future growth.”

About Victory Park Capital

Victory Park Capital (VPC) is a privately held registered investment

advisor dedicated to alternative investing through the management of its

investment funds. As specialists in credit and private equity

investments, VPC focuses on middle market companies across a diversified

range of industries. Whether as a lender or a control investor, VPC

seeks to identify opportunities where it believes the potential for

reward outweighs the risks entailed. Founded in 2007, VPC is

headquartered in Chicago with additional resources in Los Angeles, New

York and San Francisco. For more information visit:

About Renovo Financial

Renovo is a rapidly growing specialty finance business designed to

capitalize on the significant market opportunity in providing capital to

residential real estate investors. Founded in 2011, Chicago-based Renovo

is the premier provider of financial and strategic support for real

estate investors and property rehabbers who invest in and rehab

single-family and small multi-family properties. Renovo powers the

growth of its customers’ businesses and the communities they serve by

providing timely capital, responsive customer service, and assistance in

all phases of a project for its clients. Renovo’s clients are

experienced rehab investors and project managers, whose goals are to

redevelop properties to buy, fix, and flip for a short-term profit or

buy, fix and hold as a part of a long-term portfolio. Renovo’s

high-touch service, expert advice, and speed combined with flexible and

innovative loan products allow its borrowers to commit to and undertake

projects with confidence. Renovo typically funds small to mid-sized

projects up to $1 million. For more information visit:

About Granite Creek Partners

Granite Creek Partners is a Chicago-based investment firm founded in

2005 that provides equity and debt capital to public and private

companies and innovative specialty finance for underserved industries.

Granite Creek pursues situations where a flexible investment approach

can deliver unique and highly customized solutions across an array of

investment types. With a focus on investing in fundamentally sound

U.S.-based middle market companies, Granite Creek looks to accelerate

the building of its portfolio companies through global expansion, add on

acquisitions and access to growth capital. For more information visit

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TouchTunes and PlayNetwork Complete Merger | Business Wire

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TouchTunes and PlayNetwork today announced the completion of their

previously disclosed merger to create the global market leader for music

and branded entertainment media experiences.

The merger joins two industry leaders and their complementary expertise

to create a new company with the global scale and resources to expand

licensed music libraries, accelerate innovation, and impact customer

success. Together the company will redefine how businesses use music and

original content, AV systems, technology and performance insights to

increase consumer engagement in-venue, on-device and beyond. From small

business to enterprise and luxury segments, the combined company serves

450+ brands, reaching 100M+ consumers every day across 185,000+

locations in 125+ countries.

“Today is a defining moment for our company, and hugely transformative

for our partners and customers that prioritize customer experience to

drive revenue,” said Ross Honey, President and CEO of TouchTunes. “With

the expansion of our products and capabilities, we will create immediate

growth opportunities for our 2,500+ operator network to better serve

SMB, QSR and franchise customers with the most robust portfolio of

solutions for music and media.”

Craig Hubbell, President and CEO of PlayNetwork commented, “This deal

creates a powerful business and signifies a major step forward in our

industry. Together we will accelerate our efforts to create the most

comprehensive technology platform, music library, premium services and

advanced capabilities our customers need most. This next wave of

innovation will help businesses adapt to change and ultimately transform

the way people seamlessly discover, access, and share branded media


The combined company has headquarters in New York City and Seattle, with

offices in Chicago, Columbus, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles,

Montreal, Santiago and Vancouver.

About TouchTunes


is the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform,

featured in more than 65,000 bars and restaurants across North America

and 75,000 globally. TouchTunes’ platform provides location-based

digital solutions that encourage social interactions through shared

experiences. Music is the core of TouchTunes’ experience, with millions

of songs played daily across the network and a mobile app that lets

users find nearby jukebox locations, create playlists, and control the

music in-venue directly from their phone. Additional services include an

integrated photo booth, the first fully-licensed commercial karaoke

system, and social TV messaging. For more information visit

About PlayNetwork


helps brands engage consumers through entertainment media, in-store and

beyond. These experiences add emotion to omni-channel touch points that

strengthen the connection with customers and influence lifetime value.

Clients work with PlayNetwork for creative strategy development, branded

music curation and global licensing, original video production,

messaging, audio/visual systems engineering and installation, technology

and software development, and more. They partner with 425+ brands across

110,000+ locations in 125+ countries, reaching more than 100 million

people every day. For more information visit

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Online Event Ticket Sales in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2014

The Online Event Ticket Sales industry has reacted to the ebb and flow of the US economy. Consumer sentiment and per capita disposable income levels have determined consumers' ability and willingness to attend events. Since the recession, personal disposable incomes have recovered and consumer sentiment has improved, leading to strong industry growth. Furthermore, the number of internet transactions has underpinned online ticket sales growth over the long term, with industry revenue growing at an annualized rate of 3.9% over the five years to 2014. IBISWorld anticipates the Online Event Ticket Sales industry will continue to thrive in 2014, with revenue growing 2.4% to $3.8 billion by the end of the year.

According to IBISWord Industry Analyst Andy Brennan, “The growing popularity of the internet has boded well for the size and profitability of the Online Event Ticket Sales industry.” The rise of smartphones has also helped the industry, as consumers are now more comfortable than ever making purchases on the go through seamless smartphone applications. Over the five years to 2014, IBISWorld estimates that 27 new ticketing websites will enter the market, to total 274 sellers. While many of the existing participants are expanding their product and service offerings and extending their reach, new entrants are catering to niche audiences and clients. These trends are hallmark indicators of an industry in the mature stage of its life cycle.

“As the economy continues to rebound and consumers start to loosen their purse strings over the five years to 2019, demand for online tickets will mount even faster,” says Brennan. Spending power is expected to drive industry revenue up at an average annual rate of 3.1% to $4.5 billion over the period. Industry players will increasingly add customization and personalization to their products and services, targeting fans' specific tastes and locations. Revenue is forecast to increase, but the entrance of new companies is forecast to bring increased competition to the industry and limit revenue growth of individual companies.

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The Online Ticket Event Sales industry includes internet retailers that sell tickets to live events. Ticketed events include concerts, sporting events, live theater, fairs and festivals. This industry also includes online ticket resellers; however, it does not include sales of tickets at brick-and-mortar outlets.

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Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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Praesidian Capital Europe Invests £13 Million in Prestige and Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes | Business Wire

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Praesidian Capital Europe (“Praesidian”), a leading provider of

long-term growth capital in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe,

announced today its investment of £13 million in Prestige and Homeseeker

Park & Leisure Homes (the “Company”), the two leading brands in the UK

leisure lodge and park residential manufacturing industry.

Praesidian’s investment provides a long-term capital solution that will

enable the two businesses to merge formally. The major shareholders and

senior managers of both businesses have invested into the new Company,

which allows the continued trading of the separate Prestige and

Homeseeker brand names.

The UK leisure market has experienced major growth over the past decade

with changing consumer trends including an increase in British

holidaymakers preferring “staycations” in the UK over foreign travel.

This has led to large scale investment projects to upgrade holiday parks

to meet the growing demand at the 5,500 leisure parks in the UK.

Meanwhile, the demand for residential park homes has also grown. An

aging population and a shortage of housing have contributed to an

increase in demand for single-story park home solutions in residential


Silvano Geranio, Shareholder and Founder of Prestige, commented,

“Prestige and Homeseeker are long-established and high-quality

manufacturers supporting both the growing leisure markets and the supply

of suitable homes for the aging population. This investment will help to

facilitate and drive our new product development and new market


Debbie Foulke, Shareholder and Managing Director of the Company, added,

“The partnership with Praesidian will allow the two distinct brands to

be brought together and will charge the highly experienced management

team with capitalizing on the Company’s future growth potential.”

Anthony Brennan, Partner of Praesidian Capital Europe, commented, “We

are excited to support such an established and quality growth business

with an experienced management team.”

According to Jason Drattell, Founder of Praesidian Capital, “We are

pleased to welcome Prestige and Homeseeker to our portfolio of

companies, marking Praesidian Capital Europe’s ninth investment in the

Fund. We believe in the Company’s ability to meet and exceed its

strategic plan.”

About Prestige and Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes

Prestige and Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes are leading UK-based

manufacturers of high quality park homes and lodges for the residential

and leisure market. With origins dating from 1987, the Company currently

employs over 400 people at its manufacturing sites in Kettering and

Rushden. The Company’s customers are residential and leisure site owners

across the UK.

For more information, visit


About Praesidian Capital Europe

Praesidian Capital Europe is an innovative private investment firm

focused on providing senior and subordinated growth capital to

established lower middle market businesses in the United Kingdom,

Germany, and selectively in Northern Europe. Established in 2013 and

based in London, Praesidian invests in private small and mid-sized

companies, often in connection with management buyouts,

recapitalizations or refinancings. Praesidian Capital manages nearly $1

billion in committed capital through various funds. For more

information, visit

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Auris Technology Deploys Cantata Technology’s IMG 1010 For Innovative Telecom Services | Business Wire

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cantata Technology™, one of the world’s

leading independent providers of enabling communications technology,

today announced that Auris Technology a market leader in the global

telecommunications industry and a premiere platform service provider in

the prepaid telecommunications market, with an unique worldwide TDM/VoIP

network has deployed the IMG 1010™ Integrated

Media and Signaling VoIP Gateway in its worldwide network. Auris

provides turnkey solutions, from prepaid and VoIP services to MVNO

wireless and WiMax operations.

“We selected Cantata’s

IMG 1010 for our hosted switching solution because of its powerful

feature set including full DS3 capacity and SS7 signaling/termination.

In addition, the IMG 1010’s compact, high

density 1U package is a much more cost-effective and easier to manage

solution than competitive offerings that require multiple boxes and

increased operating expenses,” said Freddy

Sidi, COO of Auris Technology. “Cantata has

really proven itself with a long history of quality products and

unmatched support not found elsewhere in the industry. We look forward

to our continued relationship with Cantata as both companies grow and


Next Generation Services Developed by Auris

With the help of Auris, a large international money transfer company

recently launched a free phone minutes giveaway promotion for the Latin

American and Caribbean regions. To encourage more use of the company’s

wire transfer services, the recipient of the transfer received 3-5 free

minutes of phone calls with each transaction. Auris designed and

deployed all of the services needed for the promotion including tracking

the transactions, reporting, crediting the customer’s

account for the phone minutes, and processing the phone calls over the

Cantata IMG 1010.

Auris also recently worked with the world’s

largest mobile prepaid provider, to develop an international

long-distance network from the U.S. to countries including Brazil,

Ecuador, and Mexico, to help them unify their network for calls into and

out of the U.S. “The IMG 1010’s

SS7 functionality was critical to this deployment, as we couldn’t

have a presence in some of the Latin American markets without it,”

said Sidi.

“Auris’ selection

of Cantata’s IMG 1010 is reflective of the

product’s growing influence and strong demand

among the global communications service provider community,”

said Marc Zionts, chief executive officer, Cantata Technology, Inc. “Working

with innovative companies like Auris, Cantata is establishing a new

industry standard for global service providers to rapidly and

cost-effectively deploy innovative, revenue-generating applications as

they transition to next generation networks.”

About the IMG 1010

The award-winning IMG 1010 is an integrated media and signaling VoIP

gateway that provides any-to-any network connectivity, enabling delivery

of SIP services into legacy SS7, PRI and CAS networks, as well as

IP-to-IP transcoding to connect IP networks using different protocols.

The IMG 1010 offers the widest range of network interfaces in a compact,

high-density 1U package, allowing service providers to deploy

applications across fixed and mobile networks worldwide. More than 55

carriers in 20 countries, spanning five continents, have already

deployed the IMG 1010.

Cantata recently introduced enhancements to the IMG 1010 with support

for ENUM and load balancing. In total, the new release includes more

than 20 additional features that enable service providers and

enterprises to deploy “next generation”

services on “now generation”

networks. The new version of the IMG 1010 will be available in April.

For a complete list of the new enhancements, visit the Cantata website


For additional information about VoIP Gateways, download Cantata’s

whitepaper “Paving The Way With Next

Generation Media and Signaling VoIP Gateways”


About Auris Technology

Auris is a leading provider of prepaid telecommunications platform

services to telecom providers and large enterprises worldwide. It owns

and operates an advanced, global facilities-based IP network. Auris

provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and product

creation platform, including pre-paid and rechargeable calling cards,

long distance, and wholesale carrier services. For more information,


About Cantata Technology

Cantata Technology, established in 2006 through the combination of

Brooktrout Technology and Excel Switching Corporation, provides enabling

communications hardware and software that empowers the creation and

delivery of anytime, anywhere IP-based communications applications.

Leveraging more than 20 years of experience, Cantata offers the broadest

range of products, along with a worldwide network of partners that

allows service provider and enterprise customers to develop new

products, introduce new services and cost-effectively transition

networks to IP. Headquartered in Needham, Mass., Cantata maintains

multiple locations worldwide in North America, Asia and Europe. For more

information, visit

Cantata, Cantata Technology, Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, IMG

1010, and the stylized logo with and without the term Cantata Technology

are trademarks or registered trademarks of EAS Group, Inc., the parent

company of Cantata Technology, Inc., or its subsidiaries in the United

States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in

the above text are the property of their respective owners.

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WGL Midstream Acquires Additional 3 Percent Interest in Mountain Valley Pipeline | Business Wire

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WGL Midstream, a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), today

announced that it has increased its ownership interest in Mountain

Valley Pipeline, LLC (“Mountain Valley”), by acquiring all of Vega

Energy’s 3 percent interest in the joint venture. The other members of

Mountain Valley include EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: EQM), a

significant interest owner and operator of the proposed Mountain Valley

Pipeline, and affiliates of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), Con

Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), and RGC Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGCO). WGL

Midstream now owns a 10 percent interest in Mountain Valley, and its

estimated aggregate investment is expected to be approximately $326


In October 2015, Mountain Valley filed an application with the Federal

Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to build the

Mountain Valley Pipeline (“MVP”), an approximately 300-mile interstate

natural gas transmission pipeline designed to provide timely,

cost-effective access to the growing supply of natural gas for use by

local distribution companies, industrial users, and power generation

facilities in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Appalachian regions of

the United States. The MVP would transport the abundant supply of

Marcellus and Utica natural gas, commencing in Wetzel County, West

Virginia and traversing south through 11 counties in West Virginia,

southeast through six counties in Virginia, and ending in Pittsylvania

County, Virginia.

“This acquisition represents WGL’s continued commitment to drive strong

shareholder value through asset-based investments which provide energy

answers to our customers,” said Terry McCallister, Chairman and CEO of

WGL. “Through our expanding portfolio of pipeline interests, our

location at the crossroads of the region’s supply and demand, and our

diverse and growing customer base, WGL is well positioned to provide the

energy services that support the growing market for natural gas.”

The MVP is expected to provide at least 2 Bcf per day of firm

transmission capacity and has secured 20-year commitments for the full

minimum capacity amount of 2 Bcf per day. Subject to approval by the

FERC, the MVP continues to target an in-service date in late 2018. For

more information, visit

About WGL Midstream

WGL Midstream meets the expanding demand for natural gas through

investment, management, development and optimization of natural gas

storage and transportation projects. WGL Midstream’s customers and

counterparties include producers, utilities, LNG exporters, local

distribution companies, power generators, wholesale energy suppliers,

pipelines and storage facilities.

About WGL

WGL (NYSE: WGL), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source

for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and

assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL

Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL provides natural gas, electricity,

green power and energy services, including generation, storage,

transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a

company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our

community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter,

small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal

agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask Us. For more

information, visit us at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the

meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with

respect to WGL’s investment in Mountain Valley and the specifications,

strategies, operations and performance of Mountain Valley and the MVP,

such as: the projected length and pipeline diameter of the MVP; the

entities that are expected to own and/or operate the MVP; the MVP’s

expected interconnections with facilities and pipelines; existing

customer commitments; the timing of development and construction for the

MVP; the estimated cost of MVP and the estimated investment of WGL in

Mountain Valley; the expected in-service date for the MVP and other

future expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified

by words such as, but not limited to, “estimates,” “expects,”

“anticipates,” “intends,” “believes,” “plans,” “forecasts,” and similar

expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,”

“would,” and “could.” Although we believe such forward-looking

statements are based on reasonable assumptions, we cannot give assurance

that every objective will be achieved. Forward-looking statements speak

only as of today, and we assume no duty to update them. Factors

that could cause actual results to differ materially from those

expressed or implied include, but are not limited to, whether Mountain

Valley proceeds with projects under development and is able to complete

the construction of MVP, and capital improvements to its facilities, on

schedule and within budget; the ability of MVP to recover costs through

regulatory mechanisms; Mountain Valley’s ability to obtain governmental

approvals and permits on time and on acceptable terms; risks related to

project siting, financing, construction and the negotiation of project

development agreements; risks inherent in operating and maintaining

Mountain Valley’s facilities, including whether the facility will

achieve projected operating performance on schedule and otherwise as

planned; risks associated with weather conditions, including severe

weather; risks relating to terrorism or other catastrophic events; and

the factors discussed under the “Risk Factors” heading in our most

recent annual report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with or

furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Research and Markets: Australia's Household and Business Use of Telcoms and IT Discussed.

DUBLIN, Ireland — Research and Markets

( has announced the

addition of 2004-2005 Australia Residential, Business, Government and

Regional Markets to their offering

As telecommunications is changing from a technology into a

distribution medium for products and services, businesses are going to

invest more as it will enable to them to use telecommunications as a

strategic business tool. This report brings together numerous

quantitative measures of this market, from the top-down level of major

market player’s market shares, to costings of different call types.

With this range of data, an overview of the business market is presented

in terms of market shares, revenues and expenditure.

While in global terms the Australian residential market is small,

it still represents powerful consumption patterns, not least because of

Australian’s tendency to spend rather than save their money.

Understanding the market’s make-up assists in targeting goods and

services more efficiently, and this report discusses household use of

telecommunications, the Internet and IT.

This report provides information from the perspective of the

customer. It looks at the market from their point of view and provides

statistical information, trends and developments on residential,

business, government and regional markets.

Topics covered include:

– Residential and Business Markets in telecoms, Internet, Mobile

and Broadband.

– Analyses, trends and developments.

– Facts, figures and statistics.

– State Government developments in all States and Territories.

– Regional projects in all States and Territories.

– Regional Infrastructure issues and developments.

Chapters Provided Include:

– Residential Markets

– Business Markets

– Government Markets

– Regional Markets

For more information visit

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ZuluTrade’s Forex Community of Expert Signal Providers now Available to Velocity Trade Clients | Business Wire

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–, the largest peer 2 peer Forex autotrading platform that

revolutionized the Forex industry by introducing the following of

algorithmically ranked Forex experts’ performance, announced its

collaboration with Velocity Trade.

Velocity Trade is a global provider of physical and leveraged Forex

trading services that offers a hybrid service of extremely competitive

electronic pricing and execution combined with the benefits of a 24-hour

live dealing desk: transparency, direct dealing access and real time

market executable prices. Velocity Trade services institutional

customers managing trading risk as well as corporations hedging exposure

to currency fluctuations. With operations in seven major trading centers

in four continents, Velocity Trade is regulated globally.

Through this collaboration, it is now possible for Velocity Trade

traders to create a portfolio by selecting any combination of

ZuluTrade’s 44,000 signal providers and follow it in real time. By

closely tracking and copying the performance of ZuluTrade’s ranked

traders, Velocity Trade clients can automatically take advantage of

expert-level transactions with no extra time or effort required on their

part. Furthermore, trading Forex through ZuluTrade’s server-based

platform brings the additional advantage of eliminating the influence of

emotion on trading.

“We welcome Velocity Trade to our family of collaborating brokers.” said

Leon Yohai, founder and CEO of ZuluTrade. “Velocity Trade is a true

international force in the Forex industry, regulated by a host of local

and international authorities. Velocity Trade has been built on three

solid values: best prices, best liquidity and best service. ZuluTrade’s

social Forex trading platform, enabling its users to follow

algorithmically ranked expert traders and automatically replicate their

transactions, can serve as Velocity Trade’s fourth pillar of excellence.”

In addition to the expert-enabled automated trading, Velocity Trade

customers enjoy the convenience and security of keeping all their funds

in their broker accounts, as trading with ZuluTrade requires no

third-party deposits or minimum investment amounts.

With a dedicated site in 26 languages, a desktop Widget and native

applications for iOS and Android environments, ZuluTrade is the

preferred online and mobile Forex autotrading platform for 40,000 live

accounts of traders from 183 countries around the world.

About ZuluTrade

Founded in 2007, ZuluTrade is headquartered in Athens, Greece, with

branch offices in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and employs a team

of 120 people. ZuluTrade boasts a network of 40,000 live trading clients

in its online platform, and a trade volume close to $200 billion USD

globally. For more information visit

About Velocity Trade

With offices in Toronto, Montreal, New York, London, Sydney, Auckland

and Cape Town, an expansive network of banking, counterparty

relationships and liquidity providers and a record of consistently

trading in excess of 5 billion dollars monthly since its 2008 launch,

Velocity Trade is a leading global Forex trading services provider. For

more information visit

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Re-Launches: Sean Covey Updates International Bestseller for Digital Age | Business Wire


in partnership with Franklin

Covey Co. (NYSE:FC), today announced the re-launch of the

international bestseller, THE

7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS by bestselling author, Sean

Covey (Touchstone; May 27, 2014; $16.99; Paperback; ISBN


(To book an interview with Sean Covey for his July 23 radio tour,

contact Kristin Clifford, 212-593-5827,


redesigned and updated for the digital age. First published in 1998,

the book has sold more than five million copies and has become a classic

for young people throughout the world. It is the ultimate how-to guide

for surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond — an indispensable

resource not only for teens, but also for parents, grandparents, and

anyone who influences young people. Additionally, the book has now been

updated to address the unique challenges of living in the digital age.

Being a teenager can be difficult, but it can also be a fun and

rewarding time with the practice of just a few simple habits. In THE

7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS, Covey applies the timeless

principles of THE


late father, the renowned, bestselling author, Stephen Covey. (That book

celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, having sold more

than 25 million copies worldwide in 52 languages.) In THE 7 HABITS

OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS, Covey relates the 7 Habits to

teens and to the difficult issues and life-changing decisions they face

each day.

In plain, easy-to-understand language, Covey provides a step-by-step

guide to help teens:

  • Improve their self-image

  • Build friendships

  • Resist peer pressure

  • Get along with their parents

  • Achieve their goals

Additionally, the book is filled with clever illustrations, ingenious

solutions to everyday problems, great quotes and incredible stories

about teens from all over the world. Covey teaches young people the

steps to develop a “can-do” attitude and a winning blueprint for life.

He stresses the importance of private victories—how to shatter

self-limiting perceptions, forgive past mistakes (and those made by

parents, teachers and friends) and how to achieve positive, lasting

change “from the inside-out.”

The book tackles issues that most concern today’s youth—including:

  • How to stay fit and healthy without buying into the idea that

    appearance is everything

  • How to avoid or break addictions and achieve natural highs

  • How to make smart decisions about dating and sex

  • How to develop brain power beyond the classroom

Supplemented with helpful charts and checklists, creative exercises and


includes an appendix, which features a comprehensive list of resources

and websites to help teens in times of confusion or crisis.


written, the Internet was still in its infancy and social media did not

yet exist. In today’s world, technology is central in teens’ lives. From

juggling the demands of social media to combating cyber-bullying, Covey

gives teens the tools they need to overcome these common obstacles and

live life with humor, resilience and personal accountability, as a teen

and beyond.


COVEY: Author, speaker, innovator, and senior executive,

Sean Coveyworks at Franklin Covey, where he directs the

innovations, international partnerships and educational initiatives.

Sean graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a degree

in English and later earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He has

written several books, including the bestseller The 7 Habits of Happy


Also available in May 2014, THE


fun, supplementary activities and interactive, positive exercises to

help readers more deeply understand and apply the power of the 7

Habits (Touchstone; May 27, 2014; $16.99; Paperback; ISBN


About Touchstone

Touchstone is

an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., a part of CBS Corporation. Simon &

Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing,

dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers

of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its

divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster

Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital,

and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United

Kingdom. For more information visit our website at

About Franklin Covey Co.


Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is a global company specializing in

performance improvement. We help organizations achieve results that

require a change in human behavior. Our expertise is in seven areas:

leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance, customer

loyalty and education. Franklin Covey clients have included 90 percent

of the Fortune 100, more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, thousands

of small- and mid-sized businesses, as well as numerous government

entities and educational institutions. Franklin Covey has more than 100

offices providing professional services in over 150 countries. For more

information, visit

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Cell Phone Repair in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013

The Cell Phone Repair industry experienced strong growth over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an average annual rate of 10.9%, with 13.7% growth anticipated from 2011 to 2012, to total $1.1 billion. “Much of this growth has been on the back of the rising popularity of damage-prone smartphones,” says IBISWorld industry analyst Nima Samadi. “Moving forward, however, the increasing affordability of cell phones is encouraging more consumers to purchase new cell phones rather than repairing their existing ones.”

Internet-enabled smartphones are more expensive than basic-feature phones and are therefore more likely to be repaired instead of replaced. Smartphones also have fragile LCD (liquid crystal display) screens and touchscreens, inaccessible batteries and other breakable parts that make them more likely to need repair. “Smartphones currently represent more than two thirds of all mobile phone sales and half of all mobile phone users,” adds Samadi. “The rapid market acceptance of smartphones has created a need for more cell phone repair shops to keep up with this growing market.” Over the five years to 2012, the number of cell phone repair shops has grown at an average rate of 6.8% per year to 2,455. The Cell Phone Repair industry is highly fragmented and small operators dominate the industry. There are a large number of small firms in the industry specializing in cell phone repair services that operate independently and are targeted to serve a small geographic region. Industry concentration has remained relatively stable in the past five years.

Over the five years to 2017, the industry is expected to expand at a slower rate than the previous five years due to rapid technology growth, the falling price of cell phones, and rising disposable incomes encouraging replacement demand versus repairs. Smartphone adoption is also reaching its saturation rate. The emergence of 4G wireless technology (and an increasing number of 4G-enabled devices being released) should encourage a more rapid transition to 4G devices, which will discourage customers from repairing older 3G devices. Falling prices have also supported demand for new cell phones and smartphones, providing stronger incentives for consumers to replace their existing cell phones as opposed to repairing them. In addition, an expected rise in consumer sentiment and per capita disposable income over the next five years will encourage more consumers to simply replace their broken cell phones instead of repairing them. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Cell Phone Repair in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

This industry primarily repairs and maintains cell phones. Some firms may also repair tablets such as iPads or other electronic devices as a secondary business; this activity is also included in industry revenue. Industry firms include brick-and-mortar stores, which allow customers to bring in their cell phones for repair. Some stores also allow customers to mail in devices that need repairs.

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Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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