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It may have seemed like the week of WeWork, with the coworking business revealing its declare an IPO on Tuesday. There’s lots to be stated about the business, and my associate Olivia Oran has a terrific breakdown of all of our protection right here We’ll obviously have lots more in the coming weeks and months.

However WeWork wasn’t the only offer story today.

The very same day WeWork submitted, CBS and its sibling business Viacom revealed they had actually accepted combine in an all-stock offer that would develop a combined business with around $28 billion in earnings. Ashley Rodriguez got the skinny on what Viacom staff members are stating about the hit CBS merger and believe will take place next

She likewise reported that while Viacom CEO Bob Bakish’s power grab throughout the merger has actually put some staff members at ease, Wall Street has issues about the management structure And she spoke with M&A specialists to break down what Viacom and CBS might purchase next, from ad-tech to James Bond

On Wednesday, Becky Peterson broke the news that $2.4 billion scooter start-up Lime is raising more loan, and its next check might originate from SoftBank Mentioning the Japanese mega-investor, it likewise emerged Wednesday that SoftBank invested $110 million in a start-up attempting to fix an issue in renewable resource with a huge brick-lifting crane

On Thursday, the $3.2 billion cybersecurity business Cloudflare submitted to go public, verifying Becky’s earlier report that it was considering a September IPO simply months after raising an $150 million financing round

The timing is inauspicious. Markets have actually been going crazy the previous couple of weeks, and as Rosalie Chan reported, Cloudflare’s China service depends upon a collaboration that’s threatened by the trade war

The very same day, Jeremy Berke broke the news that buzzy cannabis-delivery start-up Eaze is looking to raise a brand-new round that might value it at $400 million And Alex Nicoll had the news that Andreessen Horowitz-backed Flyhomes snagged $141 million to broaden its next-gen brokerage

To end up the week off, on Friday $3.2 billion teeth-straightening business SmileDirectClub submitted to go public. Lydia Ramsey determined the financiers who stand to make the most

A lot for a peaceful August!

— Matt

Quote of the week

“I found out more about health care in my experience in 18 months as a client than my whole years as a consultant.”– Mariya Filipova, vice president of development at the health insurance provider Anthem, describes how being detected with a kidney growth 18 months earlier altered her method to her work

In discussion

Financing and Investing

Big Wall Street banks are silently forming a group to check out the concealed dangers in AI, and it demonstrates how much the financing market still needs to find out about the innovation

Wall Street is as competitive as it gets, however in some cases everybody take advantage of interacting.

Balyasny simply cut 10 individuals running a $2 billion book. The hedge fund axed the 1-year-old group since of bad efficiency, sources state.

It’s been just about a year considering that Balyasny released its Synthesis group, however it is currently cutting the “quantamental” group, which integrated quant and essential equity-picking methods.

A primary wealth advisor managing $170 billion informed us where he’s putting customer loan as an unstable environment rocks markets

As financiers either get away the marketplace or hunt more difficult than ever for chances, Eric Freedman– who handles $170 billion as the primary financial investment officer of United States Bank Wealth Management– is searching for methods to keep the ship consistent.

Tech, Media, Telecoms

Google Cloud has actually altered how it pays its salesmen, ripping a page out of the Oracle playbook

Google’s Cloud service revamped its sales group’s settlement, ratcheting up the rewards– and the pressure– to take full advantage of sales, as CEO Thomas Kurian ripped a page out of a playbook long preferred at sales-driven software application business like Oracle and SAP.

Facebook sends out legal cautioning to designer who made an Instagram location-tracking app to show information concerns

Facebook has actually sent out a cease-and-desist letter to the developer of a questionable app that lets Instagram users track their pals’ areas, in what seems a restored effort to secure down on ostentatious abuses of its user-data guidelines.

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi is on an aggressive hiring spree and is tempting skill from Snap and Netflix

As it prepares to handle the video-streaming market with a 2020 launch, Quibi is going on an aggressive hiring spree.

Health Care, Retail, Transport

Origins’s DNA test has actually traced the household histories of more than 15 million individuals. Now the genealogy huge strategies to enter into health care.

Origins, the family-history site, is getting ready for a huge relocation into health care, a location the 36- year-old company has actually mostly prevented.

A revolutionary drug made from marijuana has actually brought wish for kids with uncommon seizure conditions. We spoke with moms and dads, medical professionals, and the business’s CEO to learn if it lives up the buzz.

Aubrie Krowel, who’s now 4, had her very first seizure at 8 months old. They intensified as she grew older, in some cases lasting as long as an hour or more.

Uber invested over $200,000 on balloons– now its CEO is eliminating them to cut expenses as worried engineers stress over layoffs

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi held an all-hands conference on Tuesday, and the huge subject under conversation was cost cutting.