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Compensation Season 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Adam J. Shapiro, Michael J. Schobel, and Erica E. Bonnett, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Friday, January 20, 2023 Editor's Note: Adam J. Shapiro , Michael J. Schobel , and Erica E. Bonnett are Partners at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. This post is based on their Wachtell memorandum.

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Top 3 Benefits of Selling a Business in 2023

Viking Mergers

Each new year brings the opportunity to assess goals and, for some, to reprioritize dreams that have been on the backburner. For many hardworking business owners, those goals and dreams involve selling a business.

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Weekly Roundup: January 14-19, 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, January 20, 2023 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of January 14-19, 2023 Federal Reserve Proposes Climate Risk Guidance for Large Financial Institutions Posted by Nicola Higgs, Betty M. Huber, and Arthur S.

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And the BVR Survey Says, Part 2

BVR

Check out the attendee survey results from the BVR webinar: 2023 Overview of the Marijuana Industry: The Coming Wave of Consolidation and Beyond. Opportunities Abound! industry analysis

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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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From Don Papa to Casamigos: founders toast payday from spirits start-up boom

Financial Times M&A

New brands have been snapped up by multinationals but the market is increasingly crowded

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Tax Director Authors Article for CityBusiness

LaPorte

Jennifer Bordes, Tax Director at LaPorte, recently authored an article on estate planning for New Orleans CityBusiness. Jennifer is the leader of LaPorte’s Estate Planning… The post Tax Director Authors Article for CityBusiness first appeared on LaPorte. Estate Planning Newsworthy Tax Service

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What separates top product managers from the rest of the pack

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Software is an increasingly important driver for companies across industries. Capturing the full value of investing in it depends on strong product management capabilities. Our Insights Telecommunications High Tech & Internet Media & Entertainment

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Playtika Proposes New Takeover Offer For Rovio Entertainment At 55% Premium

Benzinga

Leading mobile gaming company Playtika Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PLTK ) submitted a revised takeover proposal to the board of Rovio Entertainment Corp for €9.05 per share in cash. The takeover offer implied a premium of 55% over Rovio's closing share price on Jan. 18, 2023.

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Myth busters: Unexpected insights on contact centers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

By using facts rather than outdated assumptions, companies can shape their customer service strategies to better answer consumer and employee needs. Insights on Operations Operations

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ABB Divests Non-Core Power Conversion Unit To AcBel Polytech For $505M

Benzinga

ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB ) agreed to sell its non-core Power Conversion division to AcBel Polytech Inc for $505 million in cash. The transaction will likely close in the second half of 2023. Upon closing, ABB expects to record a small non-operational book gain in Income from operations on the sale.

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Angry Birds Maker To Evaluate €683M Mobile Game Biz Offer

Law 360 M&A

Angry Birds franchise owner Rovio said on Friday that it is assessing a €683 million ($738 million) cash offer from an Israeli mobile gaming company, after the Finnish developer was blindsided by the proposed acquisition

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Liquidity Services Completes Sale Of Hydrocracker Reactor In South Korea

Benzinga

Liquidity Services Inc (NASDAQ: LQDT ) has completed the sale of one of two unused, high-pressure hydrocracker reactors fabricated in 2010 by Kobe Steel Japan. The sale to a renewable diesel manufacturer based in the U.S. was concluded in December 2022.

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News From The Global M&A Network Conference In NYC

Benchmark Report

Deal Makers from around the Americas got together at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan to discuss the degree to which M&A markets have changed and are likely to change, given the recent and primarily negative changes in external economic factors.

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Elon Musk Testifies That His Tweets Did Not Drive Tesla’s Stock Price

NYT M&A

The chief executive of Tesla testified in a federal civil trial about a 2018 plan to take the automaker private that fizzled out.

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Clearing data-quality roadblocks: Unlocking AI in manufacturing

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

An agile, data-centric approach can help clean and enrich data needed for machine learning. To move forward, manufacturers need to set up the right teams with the right tools. Digital Insights Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence Digital

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Magnet Forensics Inc. Enters into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo

Business Wire M&A

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Magnet Forensics Inc. the “Company” or “Magnet”) (TSX: MAGT), developer of digital investigation solutions for more than 4,000 enterprises and public safety organizations, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) with Morpheus Purchaser Inc. the “Purchaser”), a newly created corporation controlled by Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, whereby the Purchaser will acquire the Company

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What Is The Difference Between A Statement Of Conversion And A Certificate Of Conversion?

National Law Review M&A

Keith Paul Bishop Jurisdiction: California Type of Law: Corporate & Business Organizations Mergers & Acquisitions

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Imperatives for photonics companies in the next wave of growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Being in the right vertical segments and deftly using M&A will help photonics companies to succeed in the future. Insights on Semiconductors Industrial high tech

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Alterra Mountain Company Adds Snow Valley Mountain Resort in Southern California to Its Family of Destinations

Business Wire M&A

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alterra Mountain Company has closed on the purchase of Snow Valley Mountain Resort, adding another beloved Southern California destination to its portfolio of iconic year-round destinations. Snow Valley will join the operations of Big Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, including Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, creating expanded access in Southern California and opening up new terrain to skiers and riders who call one of the three mountains home. The acquisition of S

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Keys To A 9-0 High Court Win: Get Back To Home Base

Law 360 M&A

When I argued for the petitioner in Morgan v. Sundance before the U.S. Supreme Court last year, I made the idea of consistency the cornerstone of my case and built a road map for my argument to ensure I could always return to that home-base theme, says Karla Gilbride at Public Justice

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The winning recipe for transforming advanced planning systems

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Most supply chain leaders will overhaul their IT systems for planning in the coming years. This article shows how to increase the chances of success. Insights on Operations IT services Operations

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7 Tips To Increase Your Law Firm's DEI Efforts In 2023

Law 360 M&A

Law firms looking to advance their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts should consider implementing new practices and initiatives this year, including some that require nominal additional effort or expense, say Janet Falk at Falk Communications and Gina Rubel at Furia Rubel

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Non-Competes: More on FTC Proposal’s Implications for M&A

John Jenkins

I blogged last week about the FTC’s proposed rules banning most non-compete agreements & the limited exception that it provides for non-competes entered into in connection with the sale of a business. This Hunton Andrews Kurth memo takes a broader look at the implications for M&A if the FTC adopts the rules in their current […

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Microsoft Can't Pause Private Challenge To Activision Deal

Law 360 M&A

A California federal judge refused Thursday to pause a private merger challenge contesting Microsoft's planned $68.7 billion purchase of video game developer Activision Blizzard Inc., rejecting company arguments that there's no reason for separate litigation over a transaction enforcers are trying to block and that cannot close until April

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The changing face of audit talent

ThomsonReuters

Firms are now turning to audit talent with new skillsets to help them navigate new challenges.

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Minority Motor Trend Shareholder Loses Chancery Dispute

Law 360 M&A

The minority owner of automotive media company Motor Trend Group LLC — which accused its majority owner, Discovery Extreme Holdings LLC, of corrupting an appraisal process — lost most of its case in Delaware's Chancery Court

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Vice, a Beleaguered Avatar of New Media, Hangs a ‘For Sale’ Sign

NYT M&A

Vice, which has struggled to achieve profitability in recent years, has formed a special committee to find suitors. News and News Media Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Private Equity Venture Capital Hiring and Promotion BuzzFeed Inc Vice Media Inc

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

Law 360 M&A

The past week in London has seen Getty Images sue an AI art platform for copyright breaches, former London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith sue Mirror Group Newspapers in a confidential information claim, and legal action brought against Budweiser by pub chain JD Wetherspoon in a commercial contracts claim

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Auto Industry Trends to Monitor in 2023

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

January is a month to review statistics from the prior year and to make predictions for the new year. The automobile industry is no different.

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Twitter Stiffed Consulting Firm On $2.2M Tab, Suit Claims

Law 360 M&A

Elon Musk's Twitter Inc. is facing yet another suit over allegedly unpaid bills, this time from a Massachusetts consulting company that says it's owed $2.2 million for services connected to the social media giant's suit against the billionaire that ultimately pushed him to follow through on a $44 billion acquisition

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Wealth Management in Turbulent Times

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

2022 proved to be a challenging year for the stock market as a whole and the RIA industry.

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Dating App Clover's Go-Public SPAC Merger Canceled

Law 360 M&A

Dating and streaming app company Clover Inc. and blank check company FoxWayne Enterprises, which agreed to merge in September in a deal that would have taken Clover public, have disclosed that they have canceled their merger

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MoonPay Acquires Leading Web3 Creative Agency Nightshift: What You Need To Know

Benzinga

The cryptocurrency payments and Web3 infrastructure company MoonPay has acquired creative agency Nightshift , which it said will enable it to provide a complete set of services to its current and future clients, offering “world-class, end-to-end support.”

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Calif. AG Greenlights $14M Residential Care Facility Sale

Law 360 M&A

California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Friday approved the $14.5

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Womack & Harkins Attending the 2023 National Automobile Dealers Association Show

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

Scott A. Womack, ASA, MAFF, and David W. Harkins, CFA, ABV, are attending the 2023 National Automobile Dealers Association Show in Dallas, Texas, on January 26 – 29, 2023. The 2023 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show is known as the auto industry event of the year.

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4 Security Solutions For A Business In A Bad Neighborhood

Financial Analyst Insider

Running a business in a bad neighborhood can be challenging. Not only do you have to worry about the safety of your employees and customers, The post 4 Security Solutions For A Business In A Bad Neighborhood appeared first on Financial Analyst Insider. Technology