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Low Carbon Mutual Funds

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Marco Ceccarelli (Vrije Universiteit), Stefano Ramelli (University of St. Gallen), and Alexander F. Wagner (University of Zurich), on Thursday, April 11, 2024 Editor's Note: Marco Ceccarelli is an Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit, Stefano Ramelli is an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen, and Alexander F. Wagner is a Professor of Finance at the University of Zurich.

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Embedded finance: The choices and trade-offs for US banks

Mckinsey and Company

No risk, no reward. Banks can design an embedded-finance offering based on their size, distribution footprint, customer base, and product portfolio.

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Why strategists should embrace imperfection

Mckinsey and Company

In a world of rapid change, looking for certainty can obscure opportunity. Taking smaller yet bold steps provides a more sure-footed path through uncertainty.

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Comment on Valuation Connect Demands Licenses, Denies Fair Pay by Koma

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Robert N. Mossuto Jr. Same happened to me in 2023, but I had backup plans also. I have less than 2 years before I retire and believe me we can’t wait until that happens. Time to travel abroad. Not even paying attention to the emails talking about the new forms supposably coming out in 2025. Good Luck ya’ll !

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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Nikola Investors' SPAC Fraud Suit Moves Ahead

Law 360 M&A

Board directors of electric truck maker Nikola Corp. and the blank-check company that took it public for $3.3 billion in 2020 must face shareholders' derivative claims of insider trading, securities fraud and merger-related breaches after Delaware's Court of Chancery on Tuesday denied more than half of the defense's motions to dismiss.

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Paramount, Skydance Deal Could Be 'Home Run' For Shari Redstone, Loss For Shareholders, Investor Warns

Benzinga

A potential merger between media companies Skydance and Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA )(NASDAQ: PARAA ) has dominated headlines and could see further consolidation in the media sector. One shareholder of Paramount Global is calling out the merger efforts, which could provide cash to Shari Redstone and leave Paramount shareholders with a diluted value.

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Space: The $1.8 trillion opportunity for global economic growth

Mckinsey and Company

As the space economy expands, it could create value for multiple industries and solve many of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Comment on Valuation Connect Demands Licenses, Denies Fair Pay by Bill Johnson

Appraisers Blog

For those keeping score at home, as a follow up to my prior post, please note the following. San Diego families need an income of nearly $275,000 a year to afford a mortgage on a home, which is nearly double what it was before the pandemic, according to a new report from the real estate website Zillow.Mar 14, 2024. Assuming a 40% cost to run your appraisal business, how many $55 dollar hybrid appraisals would one need to complete in San Diego before you could afford to buy a house?

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Playing Hockey Makes Me A Better Lawyer

Law 360 M&A

Nearly a lifetime of playing hockey taught me the importance of avoiding burnout in all aspects of life, and the game ultimately ended up providing me with the balance I needed to maintain success in my legal career, says John Riccione at Taft.

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ESG Audits: Navigating New Frontiers in Corporate Responsibility

Machen McChesney

Reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters is an increasingly crucial area of corporate compliance. While ESG reporting and disclosure apply primarily to public companies, there are efforts aimed at requiring private companies to also report on these matters. For example, the European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive requires private organizations that meet specific criteria to publish social and environmental risks and their impacts.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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AI Governance Appears on Corporate Radar

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., on Thursday, April 11, 2024 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications at ISS STOXX. This post is based on an ISS-Corporate memorandum by Veronica Nikitas. Key Takeaways Only about 15% of companies in the S&P 500 provide some disclosure in proxy statements about board oversight of AI.

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Comment on Valuation Connect Demands Licenses, Denies Fair Pay by Robert N. Mossuto Jr.

Appraisers Blog

Regulators and rule makers could give two **its and a damn about appraisers! The bottom line is it should be illegal for an AMC to maintain 82 percent of a fee paid by a consumer. Truth be told, it should be illegal for an AMC to maintain ANY monies paid by the consumer. If the closing document states the appraiser received $600, then the appraiser should receive $600, period!

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McMahon Sells Millions More In TKO Stock Amid Abuse Suit

Law 360 M&A

WWE's disgraced founder Vince McMahon, who was recently accused of trafficking a former employee, continues to loosen his grip on the wrestling company he founded, most recently selling $311 million worth of stock in WWE's parent, according to a Monday securities filing.

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MariMed Is On A Roll: Partners With Two Iconic Music Venues In Boston, Acquires Another Illinois Cannabis Dispensary

Benzinga

Multi-state marijuana operator MariMed Inc. (CSE: MRMD ) (OTCQX: MRMD ) has closed the acquisition of Allgreens Dispensary, LLC on Tuesday, April 9, its fifth dispensary in Illinois. The Massachusetts-based company said the green light from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation for the acquisition allows MariMed to fully consolidate the financial results of the company's Thrive-branded dispensary in Casey, Illinois.

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Mastering Intent Data: Understanding its Importance & Best Practices

Speaker: Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

In this webinar, Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union and business strategist, will take you through the ABCs of intent data. You'll learn how to effectively use it to drive business results, with practical tips on how to leverage both company and contact intent data to maximize your marketing efforts. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just getting started, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.

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The Shareholder Activism of Anti-Discrimination Proponents

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Scott Shepard, Stefan Padfield, and Ethan Peck (The National Center for Public Policy Research), on Thursday, April 11, 2024 Editor's Note: Scott Shepard is General Counsel and Director, Stefan Padfield is Deputy Director, and Ethan Peck is an Associate of the Free Enterprise Project (FEP) at The National Center of Public Policy Research (NCPPR).

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How to find opportunity in a crisis: Launching a spinoff business

Mckinsey and Company

The CEO and cofounder of Drop discusses spinning off an adjacent business under a new brand during the COVID-19 pandemic while still scaling up the initial startup.

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Comment on Valuation Connect Demands Licenses, Denies Fair Pay by Baggins

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Jesse L. What is a DF C&R compliant fee for a hybridized third and fourth party reliant work product which was never in existence prior to that rule? For a product which only exists within the amc space? Missing the IVPI Proposal yet?

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Judge Urged To Reject UnitedHealth's Antitrust Deal Qualms

Law 360 M&A

Patients who cut a $55 million antitrust settlement with NorthShore University HealthSystem are urging an Illinois federal court to reject objections by United Healthcare Services, arguing that the insurer has no standing to derail the deal and that its challenge to the agreement could dilute their recovery.

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This Latin American Cannabis Co. Plans To Expand In Thailand Amid Significant Shifts In Weed Regulation Landscape

Benzinga

PharmaCielo Ltd. (TSXV: PCLO ) (OTCQX: PCLOF ) revealed its plans to acquire cannabis operations in Thailand. What Happened On Wednesday, the Canadian parent of Colombia’s premier cultivator and producer of dried flower and medicinal-grade cannabis extracts, PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., announced it had signed a binding letter of intent to enter a proposed transaction to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Siam Ventures Corporation in exchange for common shares of

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A Deeper Dive into the SEC’s Landmark Climate Disclosure Rules for Public Companies

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Matthew Morreale, Elad Roisman, and Michael L. Arnold, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, on Friday, April 5, 2024 Editor's Note: Matthew Morreale , Elad Roisman , and Michael L. Arnold are Partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. This post is based on a Cravath memorandum by Mr. Morreale, Mr. Roisman, Mr. Arnold, John W. White , and Kimberley S.

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Unlocking autonomous vehicle development: TIER IV’s open source blueprint

Mckinsey and Company

Can open-source software unlock the scalability the autonomous-vehicle industry has struggled to achieve amid varied successes and setbacks? Shinpei Kato, CEO of TIER IV, shares his vision for how it might.

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Comment on Valuation Connect Demands Licenses, Denies Fair Pay by Bill Johnson

Appraisers Blog

Considering my city is the most expensive place to live in the U.S [link] good luck to those appraisers saying yes to those $55 Stewart Valuation Intelligence / Proteck hybrid offers. No offense Johnathan, but at $220 you would be paid four times more than what is being offered to many appraisers in my area. Of note, the property below is reflected at 1.7 million in Zillow.

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A Snapshot Of The Evolving Restrictive Covenant Landscape

Law 360 M&A

Rachael Martinez and Brooke Bahlinger at Foley highlight recent trends in the hotly contested regulation and enforcement of noncompetition and related nonsolicitation covenants, and provide guidance on drafting such provisions within the context of stand-alone employment agreements and merger or acquisition transactions.

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EXCLUSIVE: Smart for Life Announces Strategic Acquisition of Purely Optimal, Eyes Revenue Growth

Benzinga

Monday, Smart for Life, Inc (NASDAQ: SMFL ) announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Purely Optimal Nutrition , a premier eCommerce nutraceuticals company with operations in North America. A.J. Cervantes, Jr., Smart for Life's founder and Chairman, stated, "As part of our synergistic M&A approach, the resources provided by Smart for Life will enable.

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The New Framework provided by Moelis

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Nathan Barnett, Ben Strauss, and Marina Leary, McDermott Will & Emery, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Editor's Note: Nathan Barnett and Ben Strauss are Partners and Marina Leary is an Associate a t McDermott Will & Emery. This post is based on their McDermott memorandum and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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State of Grocery Europe 2024: Signs of Hope

Mckinsey and Company

Although economic uncertainty will likely persist in 2024, grocery retailers could fuel profitable growth by future-proofing the assortment, driving efficiency savings, and monetizing retail media.

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Comment on Valuation Connect Demands Licenses, Denies Fair Pay by Dave

Appraisers Blog

I don’t understand this conversation. Why would any licensed appraiser lend their hard earned signature to the Lyle Rieke FANNIE hybrid nonsense. Please, please remember without your signature or some sell out licensed AMC owned supervisor, they are DEAD in the water. Seriously, as Nancy said – “Just say no”!

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3 Firms To Lead Weber Investor Suit Over $3.7B PE Buyout

Law 360 M&A

Prickett Jones & Elliot, Grant & Eisenhofer PA, and Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check will together represent a proposed class of investors in grill maker Weber Inc. in consolidated litigation in Delaware's Court of Chancery over a $3.7 billion squeeze-out by private equity firm BDT Capital Partners LLC, Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick decided on Monday in what she described as a "close call.

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Valuation Purposes: Internal Business Planning

BV Specialists

There are many reasons why a business owner should engage in an independent third-party appraisal of their company. They may be looking to sell, refinance, restructure, buy out a partner, or bring in new investors. But what about the importance of simply understanding realistically what your company is worth today by hiring a certified, experienced, unbiased professional to provide you with a complete analysis that you can rely on?

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The Neoclassical View of Corporate Fiduciary Duty Law

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Zachary J. Gubler (Arizona State University), on Monday, April 8, 2024 Editor's Note: Zachary J. Gubler is Marie Selig Professor of Law at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. This post is based on his article forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review. There’s an old and venerable way of talking about corporate fiduciary duties that maintains that they are owed to the corporate entity itself.

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Swap Exchange | No. 175

Mckinsey and Company

Sharpen your problem-solving skills the McKinsey way, with our weekly crossword. Each puzzle is created with the McKinsey audience in mind, and includes a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) business theme for you to find. Answers that are directionally correct may not cut it if you’re looking for a quick win.

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Comment on Valuation Connect Demands Licenses, Denies Fair Pay by Bill

Appraisers Blog

I’m not suggesting appraisers should collude on pricing… But if appraisers went out of office for the entire month of June for just their AMC clients, lenders would quickly get the message about the benefits of a direct engagment panel.

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For Lawyers, Pessimism Should Be A Job Skill, Not A Life Skill

Law 360 M&A

A pessimistic mindset allows attorneys to be effective advocates for their clients, but it can come with serious costs for their personal well-being, so it’s crucial to exercise strategies that produce flexible optimism and connect lawyers with their core values, says Krista Larson at Stinson.

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Small-Cap Firm Century Therapeutics' Expands into Autoimmune Diseases, Analyst Says Clade Therapeutics Acquisition Intriguing

Benzinga

Thursday, Century Therapeutics (NASDAQ: IPSC ) unveiled plans to expand clinical development for its lead program, CNTY-101, a CD19-targeting iNK cell therapy, into additional autoimmune disease indications. CNTY-101 is currently being evaluated in a clinical trial in B-cell malignancies (ELiPSE-1) as well as a planned trial in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (CALiPSO-1), which is on track to be initiated in the first half of 2024.

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