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The Cost of Proxy Contests

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Editor's Note: Michael R. Levin is founder and editor of The Activist Investor.

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A Tale of Two Networks: Common Ownership and Product Market Rivalry

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Florian Ederer (Yale) and Bruno Pellegrino (University of Maryland), on Friday, May 20, 2022 Editor's Note: Florian Ederer is Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management, and Bruno Pellegrino is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.

Deal Structures: How to Negotiate Assets Conveyed

Viking Mergers

Selling a business includes many opportunities for negotiation – but you can only benefit from these opportunities if you are familiar with the different components of a business deal.

A Look at the Income Approach

BVR

The Cost of Capital Professional platform provides you with a comprehensive range of tools that enable you to compute cost of equity and WACC estimates easily and effectively allowing you to determine your cost of capital with minimal fuss. The income approach is one such way to approach these valuations. What follows is a selection from a comprehensive article on the topic written by Jim Alerding. cost of capital

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Could Apple, Amazon Or Disney Acquire A Gaming Company? Why Electronic Arts Stock Is Rising

Benzinga

Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: EA ) shares are trading higher Monday following reports the company is exploring a sale.

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Private Company Boards Need Outside Directors

Harvard Corporate Governance

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What is an Earnout? What is a Seller Note? Protections to Consider When Selling a Business

Viking Mergers

When selling a business, the purchase price can be paid in several ways. Receiving the entire purchase price in cash at closing is, of course, the most straightforward and preferred option for the Seller.

Proposal to Eliminate the VA Fee Panel

Appraisers Blog

VA Fee Panel – The Appraisal Institute does not believe that a move to a lender select program, such as those found in the conventional or FHA mortgage markets, would improve timeliness, nor would it be in the best interests of veterans.

Ei.Ventures And Mycotopia To Merge Into New Psychedelic Mushroom Company

Benzinga

Two companies in the psychedelics space have signed a definitive agreement to merge. Mycotopia Therapies Inc. OTCPink: TPIA ) and Ei.Ventures Inc.

Stewardship Activity Report

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Benjamin Colton and Robert Walker, State Street Global Advisors, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 Editor's Note: Benjamin Colton is Global Head of Asset Stewardship (Voting & Engagement), and Robert Walker is the Global Head of Asset Stewardship (Strategy), at State Street Global Advisors.

Chipmaker Broadcom in talks to buy VMware for up to $50bn

Financial Times M&A

Deal for software group would generate windfall for software group’s largest shareholder Michael Dell

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New Virginia Law Affects Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

Gross Mendelsohn

A new Virginia law allows the owners of a pass-through entity (PTE) to shift their income tax burden generated from the PTE away from them personally and instead to the PTE itself. Service Businesses Manufacturing & Distribution Construction & Real Estate

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How Peer Executive Groups Uses BizEquity to Drive Better Results for Business Owners

Biz Equity

Dan Crowley, CEO and Founder of Peer Executive Groups , is no stranger to business valuation

Irwin Naturals Completes Acquisition Of Ketamine Health Centers

Benzinga

Irwin Naturals (OTCQB: IWINF) (FRA:97X) has completed the acquisition of KHC Capital Group, LLC.

Modernization of Beneficial Ownership Reporting

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Robert Eccles (Oxford University), and Charlie Penner, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 Editor's Note: Robert G. Eccles is Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Oxford University Said Business School, and Charlie Penner is former head of impact engagement at JANA Partners and former head of active engagement at Engine No. This post is based on their recent comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Shares in second-largest Spac target sink by half in trading debut

Financial Times M&A

Healthcare litigation group MSP Recovery had claimed a $33bn valuation despite losses

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Quantum computing just might save the planet

McKinsey

Exponentially more powerful machines could make possible major reductions in emissions, putting the goal of limiting global warming within reach. Digital Insights Digital Climate change

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How Inflation Could Affect Your Financial Statements

Machen McChesney

Business owners and investors are understandably concerned about skyrocketing inflation. Over the last year, consumer prices have increased 8.3%, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Could Terra's Stablecoin Struggles Affect The Circle SPAC Deal And Valuation?

Benzinga

Stablecoins have dominated the headlines in the world of cryptocurrency this week with the crash of several coins. The downward moves and negative connotations building for stablecoins could spell trouble for a SPAC deal that involves a leading stablecoin company.

Annual Meetings and Activism in the Era of ESG and TSR

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Edward D. Herlihy, and Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 Editor's Note: Edward D. Herlihy is partner and Martin Lipton is a founding partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. This post is based on a Wachtell memorandum by Mr. Herlihy and Mr. Lipton. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance by Lucian A.

M&C Saatchi agrees £310mn takeover by Next Fifteen

Financial Times M&A

Deal comes after UK ad agency rejects lower offer from largest shareholder

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The role of space in driving sustainability, security, and development on Earth

McKinsey

A new report reveals five actions that leaders can take to contribute to economic development, advance global security and sustainability, and make space a safe and globally accessible domain. Aerospace & Defense Insights Aerospace Defense & security Sustainability

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Poison Pills in a World of Activism and ESG

Reynolds Holding

Since the creation of the poison pill in the 1980s as a response to hostile takeovers, the corporate world has seen the rise of stakeholder governance, ESG, and stockholder activism and a host of other dramatic developments.

SinglePoint Says Boston Solar Acquisition Is First Of Many Planned For 2022

Benzinga

Image provided by Pexels. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Last month, SinglePoint Inc.

ESG Incentives and Executives

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Ira T. Kay, Mike Kesner, and Joadi Oglesby, Pay Governance LLC, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Editor's Note: Ira T. Kay is Managing Partner, Mike Kesner is Partner, and Joadi Oglesby is a Consultant at Pay Governance LLC. This post is based on their Pay Governance memorandum.

THG: higher entry prices sought from bidders

Financial Times M&A

Aware of the prevailing winds, THG has set out steps to enhance value both operationally and in corporate governance

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Biased Appraisers? I Don’t Think So

Appraisers Blog

To judge an entire profession by anecdotal evidence is equally both stupid and harmful… The entire emphasis was on “anecdotal evidence” which is not documented or supported. Story after story was told about how appraisers had produced a “biased” report.

Machine Learning and the Future of Tax Valuation

Reynolds Holding

The tax law handles many computational issues with extraordinary efficiency. Need to compute employment taxes? The Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) lays out the rate for doing so. Need to ascertain the dollar amount deductible for business mileage expenses?

Multiple Bidders, Key Executives Departure, Mixed Q1 Earnings - Lots Going On With Kohl's

Benzinga

Kohl's Corp (NYSE: KSS ) reported a first-quarter FY22 sales decline of 4.4% year-on-year to $3.71 billion, beating the consensus of $3.68 billion. Gross margin for the quarter contracted by 69 basis points to 38.3%.

Testimony by Chair Gensler at Hearing before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, U.S. House Appropriations Committee

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gary Gensler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Editor's Note: Gary Gensler is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on his testimony before the U.S.

Naspers to sell Russia’s biggest online classifieds business Avito

Financial Times M&A

Ukrainian officials allege site hosted ads for Russian military recruitment and goods looted in war

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Ninth Circuit Holds Data Scraping is Legal in hiQ vs LinkedIn

Mogin Rubin M&A

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has, yet again, held that data scraping public websites is not unlawful. Data Privacy & Security

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For many Americans, economic opportunity seems increasingly out of reach

McKinsey

Low unemployment doesn’t seem to dispel the gloom about inflation, the McKinsey American Opportunity Survey shows. Public & Social Sector Insights Public & Social Sector Labor markets

McDonald's Exits Russia - Read The Latest Update

Benzinga

McDonald's Corp (NYSE: MCD ) has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with its existing licensee Alexander Govor to sell its Russian business. The financial terms were not disclosed. Under this agreement, Govor will acquire McDonald's restaurant portfolio.

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Disclosures Pertaining to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Catherine M. Clarkin, Robert W. Downes, and Sarah P. Payne, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 Editor's Note: Catherine M. Clarkin , Robert W. Downes , and Sarah P. Payne are partners at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. This post is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell memorandum by Ms. Clarkin, Mr. Downes, Ms. Payne, Elizabeth Lombard , and Cameron Teschuk. Introduction.

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Brookfield strikes £4bn deal for UK’s Homeserve

Financial Times M&A

Founder Richard Harpin to reap £300mn windfall from takeover by Canadian group

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