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Germany's BioNTech SE (BNTX) announced Friday that the first patient has been treated in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of mRNA-based BNT111 in patients with Advanced Melanoma in the EU. The Phase 2 cancer vaccine trial (2020-002195-12; NCT04526899) is evaluating the company's therapeutic cancer vaccine...

Accenture (ACN) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Exton Consulting for undisclosed financial terms. Paris-based Exton Consulting, which was founded in 2006, provides strategy and business management support to financial services clients across Europe. Exton Consulting's...

Accenture (ACN) Friday said it has entered into an agreement to acquire Exton Consulting, a French consulting firm providing strategy and business management support to financial services clients across Europe. The company did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Exton Consulting, which was founded...

Johnson Matthey Plc. (JMAT.L), a provider of sustainable technologies, announced Friday a new sustainability strategy framework that includes 17 new targets for 2030. The goals are expected to strengthen the companies positive societal impact. The strategy enables JM to significantly increase the...

U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority or CMA Friday said it is investigating the anticipated joint venture between Baker Hughes Holdings LLC (BKR) and Akastor ASA. The agency said it is considering whether this transaction will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger...

Kerry Group plc (KYGA.L), on Friday, said it has agreed to sell its Consumer Foods' Meats and Meals business in the UK and Ireland to Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (PPC) for a cash consideration of €819 million, subject to routine closing adjustments. The financial results for the year ended 31 December...

Danish rare disease company Orphazyme AS (ORPH) announced Friday that it has received a Complete Response Letter or CRL from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following its review of the new drug application for arimoclomol, a heat shock protein amplifier intended for the treatment of Niemann-Pick...

Carnival plc (CCL, CUK, CCL.L), on Friday, said its Princess Cruises continues plan to return to service in the United States sailing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Ft. Lauderdale this fall, following collaboration with government officials, and evolving guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of PG&E Corp. (PCG), announced that rotating power outages were not needed Friday to maintain electric grid stability during the extreme heat that affected much of the state. The company noted that California's grid had adequate power supply to meet consumer...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) and Eisai Co., Ltd. have reached a strategic collaboration agreement for the co-development and co-commercialization of MORAb-202, an antibody drug conjugate or ADC. As per the financial terms of the deal, Bristol Myers Squibb will pay $650 million to Eisai including...

Cyteir Therapeutics Inc. (CYT) said that it has priced its initial public offering of 7.40 million shares of its common stock at price of $18.00 per share. In addition, Cyteir has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.11 million shares of common stock at the initial...

Ford agreed to acquire Electriphi, a California-based provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles. Terms are not being disclosed. Electriphi's team and services will be integrated into Ford Pro, Ford said in a statement. The acquisition is part of Ford's plan...

Rio Tinto (RTPPF.PK, RIO.L, RIO, RTNTF.PK) said it has started operations at a new commercial scale demonstration plant to produce high-quality scandium oxide at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane or RTFT metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. The $6 million project, in which the Government of Quebec...

HUTCHMED (China) Limited (HCM, HCM.L) said that it has launched its Hong Kong Initial public offering, which forms part of the global offering of 104.00 million new ordinary shares and the proposed primary listing of its ordinary shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. The...

CAI International Inc. (CAI) agreed to be taken private by Mitsubishi HC Capital for $56.00 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $1.1 billion. The deal consists of $104 million of preferred stock and $986 million of common stock equity value, assuming a fully-diluted share...

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