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</blockquote>A Ziegler–Natta catalyst, named after Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta, is a catalyst used in the synthesis of polymers of 1-alkenes . Two broad classes of Ziegler–Natta catalysts are employed, distinguished by their solubility: Heterogeneous supported catalysts based on titanium compounds are used in polymerization reactions in combination with cocatalysts, organoaluminum compounds such as triethylaluminium, Al3. This class of catalyst dominates the industry. Homogeneous catalysts usually based on complexes of Ti, Zr or Hf. They are usually used in combination with a different organoaluminum cocatalyst, methylaluminoxane . These catalysts traditionally include metallocenes but also feature multidentate oxygen- and nitrogen-based ligands.Ziegler–Natta catalysts are used to polymerize terminal 1-alkenes :n CH2=CHR → −n−↑ Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 15, 2017
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Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $175,065,000 tax-exempt, fixed-rate Series 2017 financing for Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, Inc. (Mary’s Woods), a long-standing Ziegler client. Mary’s Woods is an Oregon not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation operating a community located on approximately 24 acres of a 75-acre campus located in Lake Oswego, Oregon, approximately eight miles south of Portland. The community consists of 233 independent living apartments, 50 independent living villas, 55 assisted living apartments, 23 memory support suites, 26 residential care suites and five licensed skilled nursing suites. Mary’s Woods leases the 24-acre site from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, another Oregon not-for-profit corporation and owner of the 75-acre campus.   Mary’s Woods will use the proceeds from the sale of the Series 2017 Bonds and other available funds to: (i) currently refund the outstanding Series 2010 Bonds; (ii) currently refund the outstanding Series 2014 Bonds; (iii) fund swap termination payments; (iv) finance a portion of the cost of the construction, acquisition, development, improvement, renovation and equipping of the Village at Mary’s Woods consisting of 144 independent living apartment-style residences, 48 assisted living apartments and two independent living commons buildings, plus parking (the “Project”); (v) pay a portion of the interest on the Series 2017 Bonds during the construction of the Project; (vi) fund debt service reserve funds for the Series 2017 Bonds; and (vii) pay certain costs of issuance of the Series 2017 Bonds. “Ziegler and the Sisters collaborated in 1999 on the original retirement community development, and it has been very gratifying to see the great success of Mary’s Woods. The very fast pre-sales of this expansion are evidence of the market affinity for Mary’s Woods and testament to its strong leadership team. It’s an honor to be part of making this long-planned second phase a reality,” commented Mary Muñoz, Managing Director in Ziegler’s senior living practice. Diane Hood, CEO of Mary’s Woods, stated “Mary’s Woods is an integral part of the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Its success is attributable in no small part to the team of experts which has come together to design, finance, develop and build a safe space for Sisters and the greater community to live a meaningful life. Ziegler is one of the valued partners who has helped us achieve our vision, and we are excited about this transaction, which represents the next step in the evolution of Mary’s Woods.” Ziegler is one of the nation's leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers. Ziegler offers creative, tailored solutions to its senior living clientele, including investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education, and communication. For further information on the structure and use of this issue, please see the Official Statement located on the Electronic Municipal Market Access system's Document Archive. For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.Ziegler.com. About Ziegler: Ziegler is a privately held investment bank, capital markets, wealth management and proprietary investments firm, celebrating its 115th anniversary this year. Ziegler is ranked No. 1 in the country in healthcare/senior living underwriters by issuance and No. 4 by par amount (Thomson Reuters, 2016), and is ranked in the top 20 municipal underwriters in the country by volume (Bloomberg, 2016). Specializing in the healthcare, senior living, education and religion sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance enables Ziegler to generate a positive impact on the communities it serves. Headquartered in Chicago with regional and branch offices throughout the United States, Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, equity and fixed income sales & trading, wealth management and research. To learn more, visit http://www.ziegler.com. Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees. # # #


News Article | May 18, 2017
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Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $65,380,000 tax-exempt, fixed-rate Series 2017 financing for the Immanuel Lutheran Corporation. Immanuel Lutheran Corporation of Kalispell, Montana (the Corporation), is a Montana not-for-profit corporation and an organization described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended doing business as Immanuel Lutheran Communities (Immanuel Lutheran Communities or the Community). The Community is located on a 13-acre campus in Kalispell, Montana and consists of 261 total homes: 106 residences used for independent and assisted living and 155 licensed skilled nursing and long-term care residences, 105 of which are currently in operation. The Corporation will use the proceeds of the Bonds, together with certain other moneys, to (i) refund all of the outstanding principal amount of the Series 2016A Bonds; (ii) refund all of the outstanding principal amount of the Series 2016B Bonds; (iii) fund a swap termination payment; (iv) finance a portion of the costs of the construction, acquisition, development, improvement, renovation and equipping of an expansion project with respect to the Corporation’s senior living community located in Kalispell, Montana (collectively, the Project); (v) pay a portion of the interest on the Bonds during the construction of the Project; (vi) fund a debt service reserve fund for the benefit of the Bonds; and (vii) pay certain costs of issuance of the Bonds. “Four years ago Immanuel Lutheran commenced a comprehensive campus master planning effort to renovate and modernize its community, diversify its business mix and service offerings and secure its position as the leading senior living provider in the Flathead Valley. This multi-phase master plan hits on all three through the introduction of entrance fee independent living apartments, addition of a new memory care unit, expansion of campus amenities and the rightsizing and repurposing of its skilled nursing beds. This financing reintroduced Immanuel Lutheran to the capital markets and was broadly supported by the investor community,” commented Sarkis Garabedian, Director in Ziegler’s senior living practice. Jason Cronk, CEO, Immanuel Lutheran Corporation, said, “Immanuel Lutheran Communities is pleased to have engaged Ziegler Investment Banking and Sawgrass Partners to not only help us reach our goals for our campus master planning and repositioning, but to exceed our goals as evidenced by the strong response received in the Bond market. We could not have accomplished such an impressive pricing without surrounding ourselves with the industry’s best.” Ziegler is one of the nation's leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers. Ziegler offers creative, tailored solutions to its senior living clientele, including investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education, and communication. For further information on the structure and use of this issue, please see the Official Statement located on the Electronic Municipal Market Access system's Document Archive. For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.Ziegler.com. About Ziegler: Ziegler is a privately held investment bank, capital markets, wealth management and proprietary investments firm, celebrating its 115th anniversary this year. Ziegler is ranked No. 1 in the country in healthcare/senior living underwriters by issuance and No. 4 by par amount (Thomson Reuters, 2016), and is ranked in the top 20 municipal underwriters in the country by volume (Bloomberg, 2016). Specializing in the healthcare, senior living, education and religion sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance enables Ziegler to generate a positive impact on the communities it serves. Headquartered in Chicago with regional and branch offices throughout the United States, Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, equity and fixed income sales & trading, wealth management and research. To learn more, visit http://www.ziegler.com. Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees. # # #


News Article | May 22, 2017
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Ziegler, a privately held financial services firm with 115 years of experience, announced today the addition of John H. Dinkins as managing director and Andrew Belsky as a vice president to its capital markets team. Mr. Dinkins will reside in the Nashville, TN office with Mr. Belsky at the Chicago headquarters. Mr. Dinkins comes to Ziegler with almost 20 years of experience as a senior institutional municipal bond trader. He started his career as a municipal bond trader at Stephens, Inc. and has spent the last 15 years at RBC Capital Markets trading first for institutional customers, and then trading for the bank portfolio of RBC. Mr. Belsky will join Ziegler as a vice president on its Underwriting and Trading desk. Mr. Belsky brings sell-side experience from TD Securities and most recently at KeyBanc Capital Markets, plus previous buy-side experience digging into sophisticated municipal credits, at Rosemawr Management. Kevin Strom, Senior Managing Director and Head of Ziegler Capital Markets, commented, “I can’t think of a trader that I would rather continue to build our business with, than John Dinkins. We genuinely look forward to John joining us and helping us grow. John’s energy and creativity will be greatly appreciated by our team.” Strom continued, “Andrew’s energy and analytical ability will be a great fit with our credit-driven Chicago Underwriting and Trading team.” Ziegler Capital Markets is an active participant in municipal sales and trading, including public, tax-exempt, taxable, private placement, retail and preferred trading markets. Our first-hand market knowledge and credit expertise results in broad primary market distribution and secondary market support for our sales and trading activities. For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.ziegler.com. Ziegler is a privately held investment bank, capital markets, wealth management and proprietary investments firm, celebrating its 115th anniversary this year. Ziegler is ranked No. 1 in the country in healthcare/senior living underwriters by issuance and No. 4 by par amount (Thomson Reuters, 2016), and is ranked in the top 20 municipal underwriters in the country by volume (Bloomberg, 2016). Specializing in the healthcare, senior living, education and religion sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance enables Ziegler to generate a positive impact on the communities it serves. Headquartered in Chicago with regional and branch offices throughout the United States, Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, equity and fixed income sales & trading, wealth management and research. To learn more, visit http://www.ziegler.com. Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees. # # #


News Article | May 16, 2017
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Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $63,995,000 Series 2017 financing for Collington Episcopal Life Care Community, Inc. The Series 2017 Tax-Exempt Bonds were issued through Prince George’s County, Maryland. Collington Episcopal Life Care Community, Inc. (Collington) is a nonstock corporation organized under the laws of the State of Maryland for not-for-profit purposes. Collington is located in Mitchellville, Maryland, in Prince George’s County. In 1982, Collington began to develop, construct and operate a continuing care retirement community. In 1988, Collington received its certification from the Maryland Department of Aging to provide services according to the provisions of its Residence and Care Agreement. Collington currently consists of 330 independent living units (145 apartments, 157 cottages & 28 villas), 65 assisted living units (includes 36 memory care) and 44 skilled nursing beds. In 2011, Collington affiliated with The Kendal Corporation, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Under an Affiliation Agreement, The Kendal Corporation provides Collington with advice, expertise and support in the areas of human resources, finance, food service, information systems, public relations and marketing, education and training, fund raising and legal assistance. Collington issued its Series 2017 Bonds to (i) currently refund bonds previously issued by Prince George’s County, Maryland, (ii) repay a construction loan from Santander Bank, N.A., (iii) finance the costs of certain capital improvements to the facility, (iv) fund a debt service reserve fund, and (v) pay costs of issuance related to the financing. The Series 2017 Bonds are non-rated bonds and were structured as serial and term bonds with a 10-year call at par on April 1, 2027. “Collington, A Kendal Affiliate, serves as one of the only not-for-profit CCRCs in Prince George’s County,” according to Amy Castleberry, Director, Ziegler Investment Banking. “Its 125-acre rolling, wooded campus feels private and serene, yet close to important amenities. The Collington and Kendal organizations have been extremely successful affiliation partners and the favorable bond pricing reflects the strong management teams in both organizations. We are pleased to have aided Collington in moving from variable-rate bank financing to a longer-term, fixed-rate capital structure.” “This financing is the culmination of several years of hard work and determination by our board, residents and staff to improve all aspects of Collington,” according to Collington Executive Director Marvell Adams. “It represents our greatly strengthened financial position and provides a foundation for even stronger performance into the future. Next year, Collington will celebrate 30 years of service to older adults and this financing will help ensure another 30 years and then some!” According to Collington CFO Justin Reaves, “Collington’s position in the market and financial stability has significantly improved over the last few years. The community wanted to leverage this progress to achieve a couple of key goals including increased financial flexibility with long-term fixed debt service. Ziegler captured the Collington story and helped the leadership team properly communicate this to potential investors, which allowed for an exceptionally successful transaction. We were able to accomplish our goals, benefiting current and future residents. Collington’s partnership with Ziegler has been rich and rewarding, exceeding expectations on every level.” Ziegler is one of the nation's leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers. Ziegler offers creative, tailored solutions to its senior living clientele, including investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education, and communication. For further information on the structure and use of this issue, please see the Official Statement located on the Electronic Municipal Market Access system's Document Archive. For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.Ziegler.com. About Ziegler: Ziegler is a privately held investment bank, capital markets, wealth management and proprietary investments firm, celebrating its 115th anniversary this year. Ziegler is ranked No. 1 in the country in healthcare/senior living underwriters by issuance and No. 4 by par amount (Thomson Reuters, 2016), and is ranked in the top 20 municipal underwriters in the country by volume (Bloomberg, 2016). Specializing in the healthcare, senior living, education and religion sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance enables Ziegler to generate a positive impact on the communities it serves. Headquartered in Chicago with regional and branch offices throughout the United States, Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, equity and fixed income sales & trading, wealth management and research. To learn more, visit http://www.ziegler.com. Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.


The invention relates to a laminated textile composite material, in particular a laminated textile composite material for a seat cover, the material having a total material thickness (28) of less than 7 mm and comprising at least one non-woven fabric component (12), in addition to at least one foam component (14) which is connected to the non-woven fabric component (12). The non-woven fabric component (12) has at least one bonding fibre (38) with a melting point greater than 150 C and said non-woven fabric component (12) comprises at least one functional fibre (26) with a fineness value less than or equal to 50 dtex. According to the invention, the functional fibre (26) is designed as a hollow fibre.


Fletcher Jr. R.J.,Ziegler
Nature communications | Year: 2013

For nearly a century, biologists have emphasized the profound importance of spatial scale for ecology, evolution and conservation. Nonetheless, objectively identifying critical scales has proven incredibly challenging. Here we extend new techniques from physics and social sciences that estimate modularity on networks to identify critical scales for movement and gene flow in animals. Using four species that vary widely in dispersal ability and include both mark-recapture and population genetic data, we identify significant modularity in three species, two of which cannot be explained by geographic distance alone. Importantly, the inclusion of modularity in connectivity and population viability assessments alters conclusions regarding patch importance to connectivity and suggests higher metapopulation viability than when ignoring this hidden spatial scale. We argue that network modularity reveals critical meso-scales that are probably common in populations, providing a powerful means of identifying fundamental scales for biology and for conservation strategies aimed at recovering imperilled species.


Hua F.,Ziegler
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society | Year: 2013

Predation risk is widely hypothesized as an important force structuring communities, but this potential force is rarely tested experimentally, particularly in terrestrial vertebrate communities. How animals respond to predation risk is generally considered predictable from species life-history and natural-history traits, but rigorous tests of these predictions remain scarce. We report on a large-scale playback experiment with a forest bird community that addresses two questions: (i) does perceived predation risk shape the richness and composition of a breeding bird community? And (ii) can species life-history and natural-history traits predict prey community responses to different types of predation risk? On 9 ha plots, we manipulated cues of three avian predators that preferentially prey on either adult birds or offspring, or both, throughout the breeding season. We found that increased perception of predation risk led to generally negative responses in the abundance, occurrence and/or detection probability of most prey species, which in turn reduced the species richness and shifted the composition of the breeding bird community. Species-level responses were largely predicted from the key natural-history trait of body size, but we did not find support for the life-history theory prediction of the relationship between species' slow/fast life-history strategy and their response to predation risk.


Patent
Ziegler | Date: 2013-07-31

Layer structure for a seat cushion at least comprising a surface layer unit and a cushion layer unit below the surface layer unit, characterized in that the cushion layer unit comprises at least one nonwoven layer and at least one spacer crocheted-fabric and/or spacer knitted-fabric layer.


Patent
Ziegler | Date: 2016-04-20

In golf, when the teed-up ball is struck during the so-called tee shot, a conventional tee tends to get pulled out of the ground and sent flying in the direction of the swing. While this effect is of little significance in tournament play, it can become a major annoyance on the driving range. Here, an allocated bay delimits the teeing ground, preventing the player from retrieving equipment beyond the bays limits. Any breach on the side of the player of the bays boundary, traditionally marked by a red line, puts the perpetrator at risk of being injured, prosecuted, or banned from future use of the driving range. Golf teeing aid (10) comprising a tee (12) for supporting a golf ball and a base mechanically connected to the tee (12) for setting up the teeing aid (10) on a teeing ground, characterized in that the base is a wedge-shaped baseplate (14) comprising an essentially flat top face (16) inclined toward the tee (12) and the tee (12) is resiliently biased toward an upright position.


Patent
Ziegler | Date: 2013-03-27

A cladding element is formed from chain mail for cladding forms having different radii with the chain mail. For this purpose, the chain mail has at least one cut, which is connected at the edges thereof or to the edges of a further cut in order to clad the form. The chain mail has a running direction, in which the chain mail can be stretched to a substantially smaller degree, or cannot be stretched at all, compared to a direction running transversely thereto, preferably at a right angle. Because the chain mail with the running direction is arranged along an arc of the form specified by the radius and has indentations transversely to the running direction, wherein the connection takes place particularly along the edges of the cuts, three-dimensional round forms such as spheres or annular shapes or the segments thereof are clad efficiently.

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