Investors are optimistic about 2024

Welcome back and welcome to 2024!

We’re starting the year on a high: After a mediocre 2023, investors are optimistic about a rebound in exit activity in 2024. Some think M&A activity will skyrocket, while others think we’ll see a rebound in the IPO market.

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But the biggest question on our minds: when will we start seeing all this activity? «While equity capital is uncertain about the timing, they know the overarching factors that will play a large role in determining that timeframe,» writes business reporter Rebecca Szkutak.

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Ask Sophie: What are the changes in preparation for PERM?

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Dear Sophie,

Our staffing and operations consulting company primarily works with technology startups. Will you provide an update on what we should be watching for in the new year when it comes to the PERM process? Thank you!

— Full of hope HR

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