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Reality Catches Up with the Anti-Shareholder Narrative

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Luke Morgan, As You Sow, on Sunday, June 16, 2024 Editor's Note: Luke Morgan is a Staff Attorney at As You Sow. The political and corporate interests seeking to restrict shareholder rights are carefully cultivating a narrative that the shareholder proposal process is out of control, “hijacked” by “activist” proponents abusing the system to advance unpopular proposals at the expense of “real” investors.

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Comment on Exposing Predatory AMCs by Blake Kernea on Facebook

Appraisers Blog

“Appraisal Fee Disclosure – Pursuant to the above requirement, your report must include the following: For this report the total compensation paid to the appraiser is $165.00, and the total compensation retained by Clear Capital is $545.00.

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Early Season Review: 2024 US AGM

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Kilian Moote and Amanda Buthe, Georgeson LLC, on Sunday, June 16, 2024 Editor's Note: Kilian Moote is a Managing Director and Amanda Buthe is a Director at Georgeson LLC. Early results from the 2024 annual general meeting (AGM) season suggest that the major trends, of record-breaking shareholder proposal submissions, declining support for anti-ESG, environmental and social proposals, as well as strong support for say on pay and director elections; all of which emerged during the past f

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A buyout gone wrong creates fireworks in the private credit market

Financial Times M&A

Lenders are considering their options at Pluralsight, a distressed company owned by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners

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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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Comment on Exposing Predatory AMCs by Eric Boggs on Facebook

Appraisers Blog

Exposing the inner workings of these predatory AMCs (Appraisal Management Companies) and their corrosive influence on the housing market.

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Consolidating copper miners could boost much-needed output, says industry boss

Financial Times M&A

Small number of big groups could lift supplies of metal vital for clean energy transition, according to Freeport CEO

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between D.R. Price Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc and Boos Resource & Technology Group

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Honaker, VA-based D.R. Price Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc. (“D.R. Price”) and Naperville, IL-based Boos Resource & Technology Group (“Boos”). D.R. Price is a multi-discipline engineering and surveying firm that provides a broad spectrum of structural engineering, civil engineering, mining engineering, land planning, land surveying, and construction surveying services.

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Preparing to Sell: Does Your EBITDA Tell the Right Story?

Redpath

EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) has a tremendous impact on the M&A process because it is a measure of your company’s financial health. It is a commonly accepted, market-defined proxy for cash flow, and cash flow is what buyers are most interested in. So, EBITDA is an easy way to tell your company’s unique story to prospective buyers.

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Deutsche Bank counting on investment bank hiring spree to pay off

Financial Times M&A

German lender has aggressively expanded parts of its investment bank over the past 18 months

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Cleary Gottlieb Discusses the Context for Analyzing Force Majeure Clauses in the UK

Reynolds Holding

Following a long and somewhat sleepy existence on the margins of contractual interpretation case law, force majeure clauses (“ FMCs ”) found themselves subject to a rude awakening with the global onset of COVID in 2020, and consequent interruptions to all manner of contracts relating to global supply chains, major sporting events, and many other facets of business.

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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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The Factors that Matter for Growth in Institutional Ownership

Reynolds Holding

The growth and concentration of the investment management industry has captivated the scholarly community. Recent scholarship has focused on the “Big Three” investment managers — Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street Global Advisors — and charted their rapid accumulation of assets with alarm, predicting that these institutions will soon control the U.S. equity market.