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Proposed DGCL § 122(18), Long-term Investors, and the Hollowing Out of DGCL § 141(a)

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Marcel Kahan and Edward Rock (New York University School of Law), on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Editor's Note: Marcel Kahan is the George T. Lowy Professor of Law and Edward B. Rock is the Martin Lipton Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. This post is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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ValuAsia Connect Webinar Series: Intangible Assets

IVSC

Introduction Welcome to ValuAsia Connect, your gateway to the vibrant world of valuation in Asia! Following the success of our inaugural webinar , we are delighted to announce the second instalment of our series — ValuAsia Connect: Intangible Assets. Presented by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS), this webinar explores the intricate domain of intangible asset valuation.

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Mapping TCFD to the IFRS S2 on Climate Disclosure

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications at ISS STOXX. This post is based on an ISS-Corporate memorandum by Jacob McKeeman and Erica Chiorazzi. The inaugural IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards were released by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in mid-2023, designed to establish a global baseline for corporate disclosures.

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Six Ways Cost Synergies Are A Benefit Of M&A

Benchmark Report

In any merger or acquisition, the buyer and seller anticipate synergy will be crucial. Synergy in M&A can manifest in several forms, but cost synergy is one of these critical areas. It is essential to note that cost synergy is not the same as revenue or financial synergy. We will delve into those topics in upcoming articles.

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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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FTC Says Albertsons Execs Deleted Texts In Kroger Case

Law 360 M&A

Kroger and the Federal Trade Commission are at each other's throats over discovery in the agency's in-house challenge to the grocery giant's $25 billion merger with Albertsons and in district court, with the grocers accusing the agency of "running out the clock" and the FTC accusing the grocers of deleting text messages.

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The Billionaire Frank McCourt Mounts Bid to Buy TikTok

NYT M&A

Mr. McCourt, a longtime critic of the way tech companies use data, sees acquiring TikTok as a chance to create an “alternative to the current internet.

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Comment on Fannie, Freddie’s Offshore Gambit Imperils Privacy of Millions by Retired Appraiser

Appraisers Blog

First Amazon plants their ears (Alexa) in your residence and now this? Who will be the first to shove their snoot under your door and “sell your smell” to the highest bidder?

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Paramount: the takeover battle that could reshape Hollywood

Financial Times M&A

The tussle for the venerable studio has been billed as the money men against the creatives, but the outcome may help decide who survives in the streaming era

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Glass Lewis, ISS Split On Chevron-Hess Deal Guidance

Law 360 M&A

Hess Corp. shareholders got mixed advice from the two leading proxy advisory firms on whether to vote in favor of a $53 billion takeover by Chevron Corp., further muddling the oil and gas giants' path to closing the mega-deal amid an ongoing dispute with Exxon Mobil Corp.

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Award-winning agtech and fintech entrepreneur shares insights

JPAbusiness

AgriDigital CEO and co-founder Emma Weston is a unique talent on Australia’s corporate stage. The recipient of numerous titles and awards for her leading role in the agtech and fintech sectors – including the Pearcey Foundation NSW 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year – Emma is a highly sought-after expert speaker and advisor to start-ups. I have known Emma for 25 years and was delighted that she found time to sit down with me for an episode of the Let’s Talk Business podcast.

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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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Comment on Fannie & Freddie’s AI Appraisal Photo Recognition by Chase Pursley

Appraisers Blog

FNMA & Freddie plan to implement photo recognition AI to analyze appraisal photos & extract 100+ data points related to quality & condition.

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Valuation Purposes: Divorce

BV Specialists

Many of us know how difficult it is when you are going through a divorce, and as a business owner, the stakes are even higher. On top of the anguish and mental toll, a divorce can take on you personally, if you own a company or your soon-to-be ex-spouse owns one, and you need to consider this asset as part of the settlement, the first thing you will need to do is obtain a current valuation.

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T-Mobile Must Face Sprint Merger Suit Before Appealing

Law 360 M&A

The Seventh Circuit summarily rejected T-Mobile's move for interlocutory appeal in a proposed consumer class action targeting the company's 2020 merger with Sprint, allowing the case to advance to discovery after the district court denied T-Mobile's motion to dismiss in the fall.

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It's Almost Time for a Midyear Checkup on Your Company's Financial Health

Machen McChesney

Interim financial reporting is essential to running a successful business. When reviewing midyear financial reports, however, you should recognize their potential shortcomings. These reports might not be as reliable as year-end financials unless a CPA prepares them or performs agreed-upon procedures on specific accounts.

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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 Perils of Governance by Stockholder Agreements

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lucian A. Bebchuk (Harvard Law School), on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Editor's Note: Lucian Bebchuk is the James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance, and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School. This post is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here. The Delaware State Bar Association (“DSBA”) and the Council of the DSBA’s Corporation Law Section recently approved a proposal (“the proposal”) to make

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Comment on No Mandatory AMC Use by Baggins

Appraisers Blog

In reply to cc. One then considers if this operational method would require ANOW to register as an amc appraisal management company or not. There is specific regulatory language there that can be reviewed. How does that go again? If a company oversees more than so many appraisers and controls aspects of engagement, selects appraisers, defined as an appraisal management company, must register as such, etc, etc.

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Top Anglo shareholder backs break-up plan as clock ticks for BHP

Financial Times M&A

Legal & General says it is confident Anglo’s management can deliver as miner fends off interest from larger rival

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Klobuchar Reintroduces Sweeping Antitrust Reform Bill

Law 360 M&A

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., reintroduced sweeping legislation Thursday aimed at restoring competition by strengthening antitrust laws to help enforcers better deal with harmful conduct and mergers, garnering support from the American Antitrust Institute, Consumer Reports and others.

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Sony and Apollo Take Key Step in Bid for Paramount’s Assets

NYT M&A

The two companies have expressed interest in acquiring the media conglomerate, but are backing away from their $26 billion all-cash offer.

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The Payoffs and Pitfalls of ESG Due Diligence

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Ferdinand Fromholzer, Dirk Oberbracht, and Jan Schubert, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Editor's Note: Ferdinand Fromholzer , Dirk Oberbracht , and Jan Schubert are Partners at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. This post is based on their Gibson Dunn memorandum. A recent global survey of dealmakers by BCG and Gibson Dunn reveals a striking consensus: conducting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) due diligence is now indispensable for M&A transac

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Comment on Escaping the Black Hole: Appraisers Fleeing Mortgage Lending by jaydee

Appraisers Blog

Low ball appraisal? There is no such thing. An opinion of value differences from the home owner their attorney and the professional in the field the appraiser. Was a field review accomplished? If not, why not? Almost glad I had a tumor in my head and was forced to retire.

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Are UK boards ‘too hot to trot’ in selling off companies?

Financial Times M&A

More clarity is needed from government on which companies should be protected

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Metropolis, SP Plus Get Rare Early End To $1.5B Deal Probe

Law 360 M&A

The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to a rare early termination of its review of payments tech company Metropolis Technologies Inc.'s planned $1.5 billion deal for parking and logistics provider SP Plus Corp., after previously requesting additional information about the transaction.

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The Tax Advantages of Including Debt in a C Corporation Capital Structure

Machen McChesney

Let’s say you plan to use a C corporation to operate a newly acquired business or you have an existing C corporation that needs more capital. You should know that the federal tax code treats corporate debt more favorably than corporate equity.

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The governance of director compensation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lily Fang (INSEAD) and Sterling Huang (SMU), on Monday, May 20, 2024 Editor's Note: Lily Fang is a Professor of Finance at INSEAD and Sterling Huang is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Singapore Management University. This post is based on their recent article forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics. Despite an extensive literature on CEO and executive compensation spurred by public concerns about corporate governance and excess compensation, director compensation has

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Comment on Fannie, Freddie’s Offshore Gambit Imperils Privacy of Millions by Robert N. Mossuto Jr.

Appraisers Blog

Fannie and Freddie are under government conservatorship, yet they get away with this crap. What they are doing is an invasion of privacy and it puts US citizens in peril. There’s those at Fannie and Freddie that should be locked in cells for this injustice. Yet our government does nothing. Crickets! Shame on you Uncle Sam!

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British investor in talks to buy 49% share in Teesside International Airport

Financial Times M&A

Michael Flacks wants to transform the facility into a cargo, repair and maintenance hub

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Teaching Yoga Makes Me A Better Lawyer

Law 360 M&A

Being a yoga instructor has helped me develop my confidence and authenticity, as well as stress management and people skills — all of which have crossed over into my career as an attorney, says Laura Gongaware at Clyde & Co.

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Nintendo Acquires Hogwarts Legacy Port Developer Shiver Entertainment Ahead Of Switch 2 Launch

Benzinga

Nintendo ADR (OTC: NTDOY ) has announced the acquisition of Shiver Entertainment, the team responsible for the Nintendo Switch ports of popular games like “Hogwarts Legacy” and “Mortal Kombat 1.” According to a press release, Nintendo has agreed with Embracer Group Unsponsored ADR (OTC: EBCRY ) to buy 100% of Shiver's shares, turning the Miami-based company into a wholly owned subsidiary.

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Controller’s Ability to Appoint and Remove Directors Insufficient to Establish Demand Futility

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Robin E. Wechkin, Sidley Austin LLP, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Editor's Note: Robin E. Wechkin is Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP. This post is based on her Sidley memorandum and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here. In Harrison Metal Capital , an investment fund with an 18% stake in a privately held company called MixMax, Inc. believed the CEO was committing financial improprieties, but found no legal recourse for its complaint.

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Comment on Fannie, Freddie’s Offshore Gambit Imperils Privacy of Millions by Baggins

Appraisers Blog

RestB.AI is going to tell appraisers how complex the appraisal task really is. To ‘reduce the cost of appraisal services’ Appraisal modernization programs are better described as advances in methods to exploit consumers. Frame the appraisal modernization campaign in a different light. Dear consumer; Would you rather; A: Allow photos of your private interior spaces be made available to offshore data brokers, allow lenders proprietary self controlled systems to prescribe your new home

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Equidam Startup Valuation – What’s in the report?

Equidam

In this guide, we’ll cover our video walkthrough of Equidam’s startup valuation report in more detail — breaking it down into the key points. We will highlight the important considerations within each section, offering detailed explanations on how these elements collectively contribute to a thorough and equitable valuation process. Our aim is to provide you with a clear picture of what’s included in the report, and how that reflects on the principles underpinning valuation, ensuring

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Exploring An Alternative Model Of Litigation Finance

Law 360 M&A

A new model of litigation finance, most aptly described as insurance-backed litigation funding, differs from traditional funding in two key ways, and the process of securing it involves three primary steps, say Bob Koneck, Christopher Le Neve Foster and Richard Butters at Atlantic Global Risk LLC.

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Glencore chief backs South Africa as Anglo takeover battle rages

Financial Times M&A

Gary Nagle’s praise came hours after the country’s storied miner announced it would break itself up

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