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Boards Need More Women: Here’s How to Get There

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats and Shannon Schuyler, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Friday, September 23, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Moats is Leader of the Governance Insights Center, and Shannon Schuyler is Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum.

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French investors first in the queue at the UK’s rummage sale

Financial Times M&A

A flurry of buyers from across the Channel will be joined by dollar-rich US rivals

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Weekly Roundup: September 16-22, 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, September 23, 2022 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of September 16-22, 2022. CEO Political Leanings and Store-Level Economic Activity during COVID-19 Crisis: Effects on Shareholder Value and Public Health. Posted by John Bizjak (Texas Christian University), on Friday, September 16, 2022.

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Data ethics: What it means and what it takes

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Every company must establish its own best practices for managing its data. Here are five pitfalls to avoid based on our conversations with experts and early adopters. Digital Insights Big data Digital

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Remedies for M&A Breach of Contract – The Cineplex Case

Reynolds Holding

A remorseful acquirer wants to get out of a merger or acquisition agreement. It concocts a thin justification, which a court wisely rejects, finding unlawful breach. What is the appropriate remedy for harm done to the target?

To slow down attrition, pay closer attention to what workers really need

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The Great Attrition continues, but if companies understand the differences among five common employee personas, they may be able to find and retain talent more effectively. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Leadership Managing in Uncertainty Strategy

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‘Uli the knife’ has a plan to carve up Credit Suisse

Financial Times M&A

Plus, a French broadcaster sale reels in the billionaires

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Twitter Wants To Know If Elon Musk, Whistleblower 'Mudge' Had Previous Links As Court Trial Draws Closer

Benzinga

Delaware Chancery Court Judge Kathaleen McCormick , who is overseeing the lawsuit between Twitter, Inc. NYSE: TWTR ) and Tesla, Inc. NASDAQ: TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk on Thursday ruled that the billionaire can amend his countersuit to include the $7.8

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Green corridors could lead the way to zero-carbon shipping. But how can they become a reality?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A new report by the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping in collaboration with McKinsey lays out a blueprint to assess the feasibility of green corridors. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Logistic providers Climate change

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Top Financial Media Stories Friday, September 23: Apple Resolves iPhone 14 Pro Camera Glitch, Credit Suisse Shares Tumble As It Looks For Capital Infusion, Boeing Penalized $200M For Misleading About 737 MAX Safety And More.

Benzinga

Reuters. Twitter Initiates To Fight Online Misinformation As Nonprofit Social Medias Gain Ground. Twitter Inc (NASDAQ: TWTR ) looks to provide more data to external researchers who study online misinformation and moderation to fight growing criticism from global regulators and policymakers.

A new approach to advanced analytics in utility asset management

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Studying how one North American transmission and distribution utility’s implementation of advanced analytics in asset management can help other organizations embark on similar journeys. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas Electric Power

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6 Key Reasons Why M&A Deals Are Falling Apart

Law 360 M&A

In the world of mergers and acquisitions, the word "definitive" isn't always, well, definitive. Deals can fall apart for an array of reasons, even in the best of times. But currently, a confluence of economic, geopolitical and regulatory factors is leading some market players to rethink things

Collaborative apps: The big questions answered

Avanade

Learn how collaborative apps can help you make the most of your existing technology investments to achieve higher productivity, reduced costs and extraordinary ROI. collaboration

Funding of emerging-technology areas pursued by nontraditional companies

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The authors look at which types of technologies pursued by nontraditional defense contractors have received funding through US Department of Defense Other Transaction Authorities. Aerospace & Defense Insights Aerospace Defense & security

Aveva investors plan to reject Schneider takeover

Financial Times M&A

Mawer and M&G say £9.5bn bid from French group undervalues UK software developer

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Merchant acquiring at the crossroads: An industry reinvents itself

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Once viewed as a mundane realm of payment processing, merchant acquiring in Asia is undergoing a transformation to seize the opportunities created by increased demand and digitization. Insights on Financial Services Payments

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Economic headwinds: Oil and gas sector

LaPorte

(authored by RSM US LLP) RSM examines what economic headwinds mean for the oil and gas sector, which is faring better than the overall economy. The post Economic headwinds: Oil and gas sector first appeared on LaPorte. Energy

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Leading operating model modernization: What do transformation leaders say?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Leaders of agile centers of excellence came together to discuss key success factors for going agile and their conviction that doing so is the best way to safeguard the future of companies. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Management consulting Operations strategy Organization

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Trout CPA Named One of the Best Places to Work in PA

Trout CPA

Central Penn Business Journal has named Trout CPA as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in PA. The awards are held in partnership with Best Companies Group.

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Should I stay, or should I go? Australia’s nurse retention dilemma

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

One-fifth of Australia’s registered nurses say they intend to leave their current role in the next year. Avoiding major staff shortages will likely require targeted interventions from stakeholders. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services Health care providers Australia

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What are the new changes to SEIS and EIS?

Vested

It’s good news for young companies and startups looking for investment. SEIS/EIS

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2022 Global Space Industry Report

Benchmark Report

In 2021, the global space market was valued at $388.50 billion and is expected to reach $540.75 billion by 2026. The sector has expanded by an impressive 70% between 2010 and 2020. The space economy is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.84% between 2022 and 2026.

Tax-Free Income Opportunities for Individuals: How to Take Advantage

Concannon Miller

Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. While you can't live forever, there are still some ways to collect tax-free income. Here's a list of common federal-income-tax-free opportunities for individuals. Individual tax planning

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Antitrust: Sharing Competitively Sensitive Information in M&A

John Jenkins

This Mintz blog provides some helpful insights on navigating the potential antitrust minefield associated with sharing competitively sensitive information with a potential merger partner. The blog points out that antitrust regulators understand the need for due diligence & don’t view information sharing between competitors in this context as per se illegal. Instead, they take a […

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Executive Order Intensifies Scrutiny Of M&A Transactions Involving Foreign Investment In The U.S.

National Law Review M&A

Clinton K. Yu Linda M. Weinberg David M. Spooner Christine J. Sohar Henter Jurisdiction: All Federal Type of Law: Financial Institutions & Banking Global Administrative & Regulatory Communications, Media & Internet Mergers & Acquisitions

Musk Loses Bid For Privilege Waiver Amid Twitter Doc Fight

Law 360 M&A

The Delaware Chancery Court on Friday refused Tesla CEO Elon Musk's request for a "blanket" waiver of the attorney-client privilege Twitter Inc. has cited in refusing to hand over documents in litigation over Musk's attempt to get out of his $44 billion offer to buy the company

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Energy Management System Market Size [2022-2029] Exhibits 12.0% CAGR to Reach USD 60.54 Billion by 2029

Benzinga

Pune, India, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortune Business Insights has published latest forecast for Energy Management System Market in their report titled, " Energy Management System Market Forecast, 2022-2029". As per the report, the global market size was USD 24.73 billion in 2021. The global Energy Management System Market size is projected to grow from USD 27.31 billion in 2022 to USD 60.54 billion in 2029 at a CAGR of 12.0% in the forecast period, 2022-2029.

AML Regulation Of Lawyers Is Imminent And Controversial

Law 360 M&A

The U.S. House of Representatives' recently passed National Defense Authorization Act subjects lawyers engaged in certain financial-related activities to anti-money laundering regulation under the Bank Secrecy Act, which could pit lawyers against clients in ways harmful to the rule of law and administration of justice, says Jeremy Glicksman at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in New York

When management fails to implement audit recommendations

Norman Marks

Last year, the Independent Casino Commission (in New South Wales, Australia) appointed Adam Bell, SC (an attorney) to lead an independent inquiry into The Star Pty Ltd. Star Entertainment Group). The stated objective was to “assess The Star’s suitability to hold a casino licence and to examine compliance with its legal obligations. In September 2021”. […]. Risk audit boards compliance control ERM governance GRC IIA risk Star Entertainment Star Pty

Appraiser Newsroom - Untitled Article

Appraiser Newsroom

Tweet. The Right Choice for the Insurance Professional. By Warren H. Morss, GIA GG, ASA, MGA®. Being in business for over forty years, I have seen many changes in society regarding our personal and business lives.

Tetra Tech to Acquire RPS Group to Expand its Global Operations

Business Wire M&A

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)-- #RPS--Tetra Tech, Inc.

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Link Group Halts Acquisition Talks With Dye & Durham

Law 360 M&A

Dye & Durham Ltd. has terminated discussions about its takeover bid for Australia's Link Group less than two weeks after a financial services regulator ordered the Canadian software company to set aside at least £306 million ($350 million) in redress if it wanted to carry out the acquisition

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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos & Richard Branson: Which Billionaire Will Bring The Space Race Ethos To The Cannabis Industry?

Benzinga

As billionaires like Elon Musk , Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson race for space, who will be the leaders in the nascent cannabis industry as it vaults to astronomical heights? Operators in various parts of the cannabis industry offered Benzinga their takes.

Harris Williams Advises D&H United Fueling Solutions on its Sale to Wind Point Partners

Business Wire M&A

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised D&H United Fueling Solutions (D&H United), a portfolio company of KLH Capital (KLH), on its sale to Wind Point Partners (Wind Point).

Watch Out! This Activist Investor May Put Pressure On These 3 High-Yielding Stocks

Benzinga

Trian Partners was founded in 2005 by activist investor Nelson Peltz , who has a history of buying up shares, securing board seats and orchestrating M&A deals. With $8.5

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands Granted Blue Ocean’s Application to Appoint Joint Provisional Liquidators for Global Cord Blood Corporation

Business Wire M&A

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Del. Court Refuses To Block Sugar Deal

Law 360 M&A

A Delaware federal judge on Friday refused to block U.S. Sugar Corp.'s s $315 million acquisition of Imperial Sugar, rejecting a merger challenge from the U.S. Department of Justice over concerns about the supply of refined sugar in the Southeast U.S.

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