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The CEO’s ESG dilemma

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Peter Gassmann and Will Jackson-Moore, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Monday, January 23, 2023 Editor's Note: Peter Gassmann is a Global Leader of Strategy and Will Jackson-Moore is a Global ESG Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum.

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The Valuation Profession in 2023

IVSC

Nick Talbot Chief Executive, IVSC ” As the global economy continues to evolve, the demand for high-quality valuations will only increase, making it an exciting time to be a valuer.

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M&A Predictions and Guidance for 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Ethan Klingsberg, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Monday, January 23, 2023 Editor's Note: Ethan Klingsberg is a Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. This post is based on his Freshfields memorandum. Tension between institutional shareholders and boards about strategic alternatives.

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Dignity agrees £281mn takeover offer

Financial Times M&A

Deal comes as UK funeral provider warns rising costs will hit profit

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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What is the future of work?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Just like the world at large, the world of work shifts and changes over time.

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Lazard expands venture banking unit as part of private capital push

Financial Times M&A

The investment bank is seeking to grow beyond advising on large-scale mergers and acquisitions

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US court reins in the questioning of the intent of corporate lawyers

Financial Times M&A

Delaware decision on legal opinion on Loews buyout of energy pipeline subsidiary Boardwalk sets precedent

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Activist Investors Swarm Salesforce Amid Layoffs

Global Finance

Salesforce joins Microsoft and other tech companies in reducing headcount

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Ken Griffin’s $16bn profit-palooza

Financial Times M&A

Plus, activist investors circle Salesforce and Bill Ackman gets in on the watch game

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Bringing More People Into a Dying Profession!

Appraisers Blog

Some people want to bring more people (primarily of color, which is great) into a dying profession. But the profession is being killed off by (mostly white!) people who think technology is the golden spoon to accurate valuations.

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How Weakening the Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty Affects Corporate Culture

Reynolds Holding

Corporate culture binds employees together and directs their collective behavior at work. It also has an important impact on the success of organizations. Studying the determinants of corporate culture has been difficult, however, because of its unobservable nature.

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Why Bill Ackman Says This Company Could Be The Next Berkshire Hathaway

Benzinga

WeCommerce Holdings Ltd (OTC: WECMF ) has announced a definitive agreement to combine with Tiny in a merger deal that is expected to create a profitable new technology holding company. What Happened?

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Developers Close on Purchase of Phoenix’s Iconic Metrocenter Mall

Business Wire M&A

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Concord Wilshire Capital and TLG Investment Partners announced today that the acquisition of the Metrocenter Mall property in Phoenix has closed

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Lithia Eyes Ferrari Dealer Jardine Motors For £300M: Report

Benzinga

Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE: LAD ) is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire U.K.-based based counterpart Jardine Motors for £300 million.

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Former Troutman Pepper Attys Launch Goodwin Philly Office

Law 360 M&A

Fourteen former Troutman Pepper attorneys have moved their practices to help Goodwin Procter LLP launch its new Philadelphia office, officially confirming rumors that started swirling around the city last week

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A new operations formula for the chemicals sector

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Facing spiraling costs, looming skills shortages, and the decarbonization imperative, manufacturers of chemicals and agricultural products can’t afford to stand still. Chemicals Insights Chemicals Operations

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RSM International boss open to conversation on accounting merger

Financial Times M&A

Sixth-largest global group gives indication of potential shake-ups ahead in industry structure

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Managing Your Construction Firm in Uncertain Times: Top CFO Insights

Redpath

Tough times don’t last, but tough companies do. What strategies are you employing to ensure your company succeeds amid turbulent economic times?

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6th National Summit Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and Valuation

RNC

6th National Summit Insolvency _ Bankruptcy Code and Valuation – Assocham 03.12.2022 The post 6th National Summit Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and Valuation first appeared on RNC. News & Events

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WeWork experienced a tumultuous first year after its IPO, how will the journey continue?

Valutico

WeWork Inc.

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Financing Options for MSME Conference

RNC

Financing Options for MSME Conference organised by CII 26.11.2022 The post Financing Options for MSME Conference first appeared on RNC. News & Events

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Kroger-Albertsons Merger Faces Long Road Before Approval

NYT M&A

Consumer advocates, unions and independent grocers are against a deal that would join Kroger and Albertsons, and be lucrative for investors. Albertsons Inc Kroger Company Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Private Equity Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues

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Xylem To Acquire Evoqua in $7.5 Billion All-Stock Transaction

Business Wire M&A

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #LetsSolveWater--Xylem Inc. NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company (“Xylem”), and Evoqua (NYSE: AQUA), a leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions and services, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Xylem will acquire Evoqua in an all-stock transaction that reflects an implied enterprise value of approximately $7.5 billion.

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Hedge Fund Chief 'Optimistic' On Completing Tegna Deal

Law 360 M&A

Standard General's top executive said Monday he's hopeful the Federal Communications Commission will approve the hedge fund's multibillion-dollar deal to take broadcast chain Tegna private after it asked the public to weigh in three times on the plan

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Babylist Acquires Expectful, Expanding Its Award-Winning and Fast-Growing Media Business

Business Wire M&A

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Babylist, the leading vertical marketplace and commerce destination for baby, announced today that it acquired Expectful, a health and wellness app and media site. Babylist’s established media business provides product recommendations and expert-guided content to over 7.5 million unique visitors each month.

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Microgrid Market Size Worth USD 23.49 Billion, Globally, by 2029 at 15.2% CAGR

Benzinga

India, Pune, Jan. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global microgrid market was valued USD 7.76 billion in 2021. The global market size is expected to grow from USD 8.74 billion in 2022 and reach USD 23.49 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 15.2% during the forecast period from 2022-2029. This information is provided by Fortune Business Insights, in its report, titled, "Microgrid Market, 2022-2029."

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ABC Supply Co., Inc. to Acquire Standalone Wallboard Divisions of US LBM

Business Wire M&A

BELOIT, Wis.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--ABC Supply Co., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the standalone wallboard divisions of US LBM: Feldman Lumber, Richardson Gypsum, Rosen Materials, Wallboard Supply Company and Coastal Roofing Supply. ABC Supply is a leading distributor of exterior building products, and its subsidiary L&W Supply distributes interior building products, used by residential and commercial specialty contractors.

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Evaluating The Legal Ethics Of A ChatGPT-Authored Motion

Law 360 M&A

Aimee Furness and Sam Mallick at Haynes Boone asked ChatGPT to draft a motion to dismiss, and then scrutinized the resulting work product in light of attorneys' ethical and professional responsibility obligations

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Elevance Health to Acquire Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Business Wire M&A

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elevance Health, Inc. NYSE: ELV) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement through which Elevance Health agrees to acquire Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA). BCBSLA will join Elevance Health’s affiliated Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield family of brands. This acquisition will unite two organizations deeply rooted in the communities they serve and aligned in a mission to impr

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TikTok, Hearst Top Meta's Discovery Problems In FTC Case

Law 360 M&A

Meta Platforms may soon need help forcing third-party companies to comply with its document demands as the Facebook successor defends against Federal Trade Commission monopolization claims, the company indicated in a D.C. federal court filing Friday

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Doodles to Acquire Animation Studio Golden Wolf

Business Wire M&A

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Doodles, a leading Web3, media and entertainment brand, today announced that it has agreed on terms to acquire award-winning animation studio, Golden Wolf. The acquisition signals a significant move that strengthens Doodles' resources to evolve the leading Web3 brand into one of the world's most innovative franchises. As part of the acquisition, Golden Wolf’s team would be joining Doodles, bringing their expert experience in animation, visual storytelling, and content cr

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Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

Law 360 M&A

Shareholders pushed for accountability in Delaware's Court of Chancery last week, with new cases that frowned upon sketchy bylaw amendments, raised questions about a pending merger, and waved red flags about alleged payments for child pornography. Here's the weekly wrap-up of news from Chancery Court

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Davis Polk Discusses SEC Package of Equity Market Structure Proposals

Reynolds Holding

The SEC recently proposed a set of sweeping equity market structure reforms across four rule proposals that would make highly significant changes to how national market system (NMS) stock orders are priced, executed and reported.

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Protecting remote patient monitoring

Avanade

Remote patient monitoring is more used in modern medicine than ever before but without RPM privacy and security controls, patient data may be compromised. Read 3 tips to improve security. security

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Using model risk management to address climate analysis: It’s a process, not a task

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Climate models create significant risks and complexity. Model risk managers need a tailored approach to ensure they are fit for purpose. Risk & Resilience Insights Banking Climate change Banking risk management

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Private Equity Exits: Be Ready for the IPO Window to Open

John Jenkins

Last year was a pretty dismal one for IPOs, and I haven’t seen many predictions saying that 2023 will be a banner year for going public either. That being said, the IPO window can open and close quickly, and this Weil memo explains that PE-backed companies need to be prepared to take advantage of IPO […

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