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Regulatory Solutions: A Global Crackdown on ESG Greenwash

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., on Thursday, June 23, 2022 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications at Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Broadcom’s $69bn VMware deal set for lengthy EU antitrust investigation

Financial Times M&A

Brussels competition regulators plan detailed probe in move that will delay acquisition

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Proposal on Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lawrence A. Cunningham (George Washington University), on Thursday, June 23, 2022 Editor's Note: Lawrence A. Cunningham is the Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor at George Washington University Law School. This post is based on a comment letter by Professor Cunningham and 21 other Professors of law and finance. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance by Lucian A.

Construction Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges in 2022

Machen McChesney

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) will inject approximately $3 trillion into upgrading and expanding U.S. infrastructure, presenting a long horizon of opportunity for the construction industry. Business Advisory

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Statement by Commissioner Peirce on the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Hester M. Peirce, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday, June 23, 2022 Editor's Note: Hester M. Peirce is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on her recent public statement. The views expressed in this post are those of Ms. Peirce and do not necessarily reflect those of the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff.

UK ‘minded to accept’ conditions on £2.6bn deal for defence specialist Ultra

Financial Times M&A

Cobham’s bid to take over rival moves a step closer to approval during consultation into security concerns

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Protect Yourself Against Racial Bias Claims

Appraisers Blog

Free webinar on how to protect yourself against discrimination claims on 6/30/22, and today there will be a forum on “Racial Bias in the Home Appraisal Process”… OREP is sponsoring a free webinar on how to protect yourself and your business against discrimination claims.

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The Implications of Complexity in CEO Pay Packages

Reynolds Holding

Tying chief executive officer (CEO) pay to performance goals aims to solve a classic principal-agent problem, helping to ensure that the CEO acts in the best interest of shareholders. But can it be too much of a good thing – can compensation contracts be too complex? Our research says yes. Compensation contracts have numerous features, including different forms of compensation (e.g.,

Sapporo U.S.A. to Acquire Stone Brewing

Business Wire M&A

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sapporo U.S.A. to Acquire Stone Brewing

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Sustainable and inclusive growth: A weekly briefing

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A new era is possible—one that sees growth and societal benefits as complementary goals that reinforce each other. Our weekly digest of McKinsey insights explores the topic. Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Sustainability Diversity

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Proposed climate rule signals new era for real estate

McKinsey

The SEC’s draft regulation would require all public companies to disclose emissions and risks related to their real estate. Here’s why the real-estate industry should move preemptively. Real Estate Insights Real estate Real estate investment trusts Sustainability

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Toshiba: weak yen strengthens hand of foreign bidders

Financial Times M&A

The currency’s plunge against the dollar makes Japanese companies and assets very cheap for overseas buyers

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Author Talks: How to fall in love with work

McKinsey

Out of the thousands of moments in a workday, says Marcus Buckingham, you should spend 20 percent on your most beloved areas of mastery. McKinsey on Books Personal effectiveness Organization

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Alliance Entertainment to Become an NYSE American Publicly Traded Company Via Business Combination with Adara Acquisition Corp. in $480 Million Transaction

Business Wire M&A

CHARLOTTE, N.C. SUNRISE, Fla.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE) - $ADRA #AdaraAcquisitionCorp--Alliance Entertainment to Become a Publicly Traded Company Via Business Combination with Adara Acquisition Corp. in $480 Million Transaction

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Demystifying digital dark matter: A new standard to tame technical debt

McKinsey

Technical debt hinders growth. A new metric makes it easier to quantify how much it’s hurting companies. Digital Insights IT cost & performance improvement IT management & strategy IT organization & governance

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F-star Therapeutics Shares Are Rallying Today - Read Why

Benzinga

invoX Pharma , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited, has agreed to acquire F-star Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: FSTX ) for $7.12 per share. The proposed acquisition values F-star at approximately $161 million. Just a year ago, F-star priced its IPO at $7.

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Americans are embracing flexible work—and they want more of it

McKinsey

The American Opportunity Survey illuminates how many people are offered the option to work from home, who works flexibly, and how they feel about it. Real Estate Insights Real estate Labor markets Strategy

Connect Partnership Group Acquires Chicago-Based HARLON to Expand Sports, Music and Immersive Entertainment Offerings Nationwide

Business Wire M&A

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Connect Partnership Group, a Dallas-based sports and entertainment agency, today announced the strategic acquisition of HARLON, a full-service sponsorship sales agency that specializes in representing rights holders across sports, music, and entertainment.

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HHS Announces New Version of Security Risk Assessment Tool to Help With HIPAA Security Rule Compliance

ThomsonReuters

Security Risk Assessment Tool; Security Risk Assessment Tool v3.3 User Guide (May 5, 2022). Webpage. User Guide.

Chancery Deal Could Free $360M For Yahoo Sale Stockholders

Law 360 M&A

A Delaware Chancery Court litigation reserve compromise has potentially freed up another $360.4 million for former Yahoo Inc. stockholders still waiting for the balance of their cashout following Yahoo's acquisition by Verizon Inc. in 2016

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Must a Health Plan’s TPA Honor a Provider’s Request to Use HIPAA Electronic Transaction Standards?

ThomsonReuters

QUESTION: We are a TPA that administers claims for self-insured group health plans. If a health care provider asks us, acting on a health plan client’s behalf, to reimburse the provider for health care services using HIPAA’s electronic transaction standards, are we obligated to honor the request?

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Polestar SPAC Gores Guggenheim Is Higher: Here's Why

Benzinga

Shares of special purpose acquisition company Gores Guggenheim Inc (NASDAQ: GGPI ) are moving higher Thursday after shareholders approved its proposed business combination with Swedish EV company Polestar.

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HHS Chart Summarizes Applicability of State and Other Surprise Billing IDR Processes

ThomsonReuters

Chart for Determining the Applicability for the Federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Process. Available at [link].

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Polestar and Gores Guggenheim, Inc. Announce Closing of Business Combination

Business Wire M&A

GOTHENBURG, Sweden & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polestar Performance AB and its affiliates (“Polestar” or the “Company”), the global pure play, premium electric performance car company, and Gores Guggenheim, Inc.

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EXCLUSIVE: Splash Beverage Acquires 80% Stake In Spanish Wine Brand Pulpoloco Sangria

Benzinga

Splash Beverage Group Inc (NYSE: SBEV ) has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of Pulpoloco Sangria , a Spanish wine brand, for an undisclosed sum. Splash has previously acquired the distribution rights to Pulpoloco in 2020 and is currently the exclusive importer of Pulpoloco for the.

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Alliance Entertainment To Go Public With $480M SPAC Deal

Law 360 M&A

Shell company Adara Acquisition Corp., guided by Blank Rome LLP, will merge with wholesale media distributor Alliance Entertainment Holding Corp., led by Loeb & Loeb LLP, in a $480 million transaction, the companies said in a Thursday statement

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U.S. Supreme Court: MSP Rules Do Not Preclude Limited Coverage for Outpatient Dialysis

ThomsonReuters

Marietta Mem’l Hosp. Health Benefit Plan v. DaVita Inc., 2022 WL 2203328 (U.S. 2022). Available at [link]. The U.S.

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Blackstone Completes Acquisition of Crown Resorts in the Firm’s Largest Investment to Date in Asia

Business Wire M&A

MELBOURNE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that real estate funds and private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed the acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited (“Crown”) in the largest transaction to date for the firm in Asia Pacific.

Unions Call On FCC To Stop Tegna Go-Private Deal

Law 360 M&A

Two broadcast industry unions want the Federal Communications Commission to reject Tegna's plan to go private in an $8.6 billion deal with hedge fund Standard General, saying the consolidation of TV stations would harm consumers and workers

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Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Completes $5.8 Billion Acquisition of Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.

Business Wire M&A

ATLANTA & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Preferred Apartments Communities, Inc. NYSE: APTS) (“PAC” or the “Company”) today announced that Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. BREIT”) has completed its previously announced acquisition of PAC for $25.00

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Lessons From Lawyer Fee-Sharing Agreements Gone Wrong

Law 360 M&A

The recent fee-sharing dispute between Edelson and Girardi Keese is a reminder that lawyers who do not strictly follow the applicable rules may risk a disciplinary complaint, lose their share of the fee, or wind up in costly litigation with co-counsel, says David Grossbaum at Hinshaw

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NerdWallet To Acquire On The Barrelhead

Business Wire M&A

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NerdWallet To Acquire On The Barrelhead

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Woods Oviatt Merges With Rochester Real Estate Boutique

Law 360 M&A

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP has announced that it will merge with real estate boutique Vaisey Nicholson & Nearpass PLLC, adding a team of eight attorneys in Rochester, New York

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Pension Plan and Life Insurance

Financial Analyst Insider

As the classic quote goes, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what the next day will bring you or how your. The post 4 Reasons Why You Need a Pension Plan and Life Insurance appeared first on Financial Analyst Insider. Business

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Be Aware of These Buyer Warning Signs

Hallmark Brokers

When it comes time to sell your business, you want to be sure you’re selling to the best buyer possible. There are a lot of excellent buyers out there that are the right fit for your business, but some buyers may be less than ideal. Be aware of these buyer warning signs: The first red.

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Dependent credits beyond the child tax credit

Henry Horne

Taxpayers who have dependents that do not qualify for the child tax credit can still claim a credit for other dependents. Other dependents can mean adult children, relatives or children who are too old to qualify for the child tax credit.

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Enhancing employee experience: The role of collaborative applications

Avanade

Find out how collaborative applications can improve employee experience in the banking sector. banking