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Trends in E&S Proposals in the 2022 Proxy Season

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Daniel Litowitz, and Lara Aryani, Shearman & Sterling LLP, on Monday, November 28, 2022 Editor's Note: Daniel Litowitz and Lara Aryani are Partners at Shearman & Sterling LLP. This post is based on a Shearman & Sterling piece by Mr. Litowitz, Ms.

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An Adventure in Acquisition Entrepreneurship

Viking Mergers

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Ken Massey, owner of Autumnwood Designs , to discuss his experience as a business owner. In 2021, Ken ventured into the world of “acquisition entrepreneurship” – and joined the ranks of a growing number of success stories.

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The corporate director’s guide to overseeing deals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Paul DeNicola, Colin Wittmer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Monday, November 28, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Leader, Paul DeNicola is Principal, and Colin Wittmer is Deals Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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Let’s Stop Treating Crypto as If It Were Finance

Reynolds Holding

Members of Congress and financial regulators from the Federal Reserve, U.S.

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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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The Unicorn Puzzle

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), on Monday, November 28, 2022 Editor's Note: Rüdiger Fahlenbrach is Swiss Finance Institute professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) College of Management. This post is based on a recent paper by Professor Fahlenbrach, Professor René M. Stulz , Daria Davydova , and Leandro Sanz. Unicorns are private companies with pro forma valuations of at least $1 billion.

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How will the space economy change the world?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Space is no longer the sole domain of governments and aerospace and defense companies. Businesses that pursue emerging opportunities now may gain a first-mover advantage. Aerospace & Defense Insights Aerospace High Tech & Internet Telecommunications

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How to Manage a Hybrid Team

Rhythm Systems Growth

I get asked this question lately "How hard should I push employees to return to the office?" "Is Is this work-from-home thing going to last? Do I need to get used to it?". Strategies for Growth Go the Second Mile Recruiting Employees

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The Committed Innovator: What has made Israel an innovation hub?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Two leaders within the world’s third-largest start-up ecosystem discuss how the tiny Middle Eastern country grows and supports a culture of innovation. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Growth Innovation

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Qatari owners of Paris Saint-Germain target valuation over €4bn

Financial Times M&A

Figure discussed in talks with potential investors over stake sale would set new benchmark for a football club

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Projecting the global value of cloud: $3 trillion is up for grabs for companies that go beyond adoption

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

New research reveals where value in the cloud lies—and details scenarios that highlight that cloud adoption alone isn’t enough. Digital Insights Cloud computing Digital strategy and organization Growth

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USANA Acquires Two Companies—Rise Bar & Oola

Business Wire M&A

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USANA Health Sciences, Inc. NYSE: USNA) today announced the acquisition of two companies—Rise Bar and Oola. These emerging companies share USANA’s health and wellness focus while offering distinct channels or products.

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The link between climate and national security

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Former Netherlands chief of defense Tom Middendorp, the “climate general,” discusses efforts to decarbonize defense forces and the security risks that could be heightened by climate change. Aerospace & Defense Insights Aerospace Defense & security Sustainability

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Oola Backed by Global Company in Acquisition Deal

Business Wire M&A

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oola, The Mind and Body Company, is excited to announce it has been acquired by global health and wellness leader USANA Health Sciences, Inc., in a deal that will allow Oola to bring its proprietary lifestyle framework to more people around the world.

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How Firms Are Getting The Most Out Of Their Pro Bono Work

Law 360 M&A

From BigLaw to boutiques, each law firm has its own way of integrating pro bono. Some make their pro bono commitment public. Others choose to fly under the radar, forgoing the public relations value pro bono can bring.

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AstraZeneca to Acquire Neogene Therapeutics, Accelerating Ambition in Oncology Cell Therapy

Business Wire M&A

SANTA MONICA, Calif. AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Neogene Therapeutics, Inc.

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Camping World Expands Footprint In The Golden State Via This Acquisition

Benzinga

Camping World Holdings Inc (NYSE: CWH ) has inked an agreement to acquire RV Solutions Inc, a family-owned RV dealership group in San Diego, California. The financial terms were not disclosed. The deal includes two RV Dealership locations, RV Solutions and Airstream of San Diego.

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Regions Bank Launches Multi-Assets Solutions Group, Combining Investment Research Strengths of Regions and Highland Associates

Business Wire M&A

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Regions announced the launch of its Multi-Assets Solutions Group, a combined team poised to deliver more customized insights for investment clients

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Law Schools Are Right To Steer Clear Of US News Rankings

Law 360 M&A

By opting out of participating in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings, law schools abandon a profoundly flawed system and free up their resources to adapt to the tsunami of changes overtaking the profession, says Nicholas Allard at Jacksonville University College of Law

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Sonic Healthcare Acquires Strategic Stake in Microba Life Sciences, Establishes Significant Commercial Partnership

Business Wire M&A

BRISBANE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE) - $MAP #microbiome--Microba Life Sciences Limited (ASX: MAP) (“Microba” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that leading medical diagnostics provider Sonic Healthcare Limited (ASX: SHL) (“Sonic”) has agreed to invest $17.8m

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Fla. Fund Manager Sued Over Tout Inc. Collapse

Law 360 M&A

An Arizona woman has accused a Florida-based fund manager in a federal lawsuit of taking over Tout Inc. and selling its highly prized artificial intelligence technology at a steep discount to an entity bearing his name, cutting shareholders out of profits and effectively gutting the business

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New York Metro Area Workforce: Challenges and opportunities for growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Historically a talent magnet, the New York City region faces a shrinking workforce and a growing mismatch between jobs and skillsets. But interventions could help rebuild its labor force and boost inclusiveness. Public & Social Sector Insights Public & Social Sector

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4 Firms Build Deal For Yahoo To Buy Minority Stake In Taboola

Law 360 M&A

Paul Weiss-led Yahoo Inc. announced Monday that it will acquire a minority stake in advertising company Taboola through a 30-year exclusive commercial agreement that is expected to generate $1 billion in annual revenue and was put together with help from four law firms

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Finding the perfect recipe for a successful cloud modernization

Avanade

It's important to remember that cloud is about the journey of modernization, not just the destination. What will your cloud journey look like? cloud-computing

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2022 Redpath and Company BottomLine Year-End Newsletter

Redpath

November 28, 2022 - The Redpath and Company BottomLine Year-End Newsletter is here ! Inside the 2022/2023 edition, you will find tax updates and reporting requirements to assist you with your end-of-year tax-planning and reporting needs. News Newsletter BottomLine Newsletter

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Will the IPO of ABB’s E-Mobility division give the share price a new boost?

Valutico

ABB Ltd. Weekly Valuation – Valutico | 28 November 2022. Link to valuation. About ABB. ABB is a Swiss-based technology company, active in the fields of electrification, robotics, automation and motion with software.

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H2O: the FT investigation’s big finale

Financial Times M&A

Plus, a proxy fight with big implications for activists, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari owners seek a big-ticket valuation

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Rules for early retirement withdrawal

Henry Horne

When the unexpected occurs, you might think withdrawing funds from your retirement savings is an easy solution. However, early retirement withdrawal can cause unexpected penalties and additional taxes if you are less than 59 ½ years of age.

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Benchmark International’s Brittney Zoeller Wins Emerging Leaders Award

Benchmark Report

The M&A Advisor announced the winners for its 13th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards, and Benchmark International's Global Creative and Brand Strategy Director, Brittney Zoeller, is among the winners.

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Will the IPO of ABB’s E-Mobility division give the share price a new boost?

Valutico

ABB Ltd. Weekly Valuation – Valutico | 28 November 2022. Link to valuation. About ABB. ABB is a Swiss-based technology company, active in the fields of electrification, robotics, automation and motion with software.

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Power up: How Southeast Asia’s largest bank is becoming AI-fueled

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

DBS’s chief analytics officer explains how MLOps and other efforts are enabling the organization to crack the code on scaling AI. Insights on Artificial Intelligence Banking Analytics Digital strategy and organization Growth Leadership

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Bravo Infrastructure Group Partners with Orion Infrastructure Capital on the Purchase of Radiance Solar, a Leading Southeast Solar EPC

Business Wire M&A

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bravo Infrastructure Group, LLC (“BIG”) announced today that it has acquired Radiance Solar, LLC, (“Radiance”), one of the largest commercial and industrial (“C&I”) solar engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC") contractors in the southeastern United States, through a capital partnership with Orion Infrastructure Capital (“OIC”). Since 2007, Radiance has become one of the largest and longest standing EPC companies in the southeast. Radiance has installed o

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Tailoring innovative financial solutions for the transition to net zero

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Financial institutions in Asia need to work closely with government and regulators to establish policies, standards, and incentives to achieve net-zero goals. Videos Asia-Pacific Leadership Managing in Uncertainty

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Babel Street to Acquire Rosette, A Leading Provider of AI-Powered Text Analytics Software

Business Wire M&A

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Babel Street, a leading data-to-knowledge company, today announced it will acquire Rosette®, the AI-powered text analytics platform, from BasisTech. The combination of Babel Street and Rosette will form an enhanced data analytics and intelligence software platform, delivering rapid, rich insights across the threat intelligence, risk mitigation, and identity markets. Rosette, an AI software solution developed and provided by BasisTech, powers many of the largest miss

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DOJ Publishing Win May Mean More Labor, Salary Challenges

Law 360 M&A

The termination of Penguin's planned $2.2 billion acquisition of Simon & Schuster may embolden a victorious U.S. Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to challenge more transactions based on the impact on labor and salaries rather than the impact on consumer prices, say attorneys at McDermott

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Audax Private Equity Announces Acquisition of Medi-Weightloss, Inc.

Business Wire M&A

BOSTON & TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) announced the acquisition of Medi-Weightloss, Inc. (“the the Company”), a leading operator of science-based, physician-supervised weight-loss and wellness clinics, with approximately 100 franchised and company-owned locations nationally. Buzz Franchise Brands is co-investing alongside Audax as a minority-stake partner. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Meta Can't Avoid Privilege Re-Review Sought By FTC

Law 360 M&A

Meta must re-review 2,500 documents over which it's claimed privilege after a D.C. federal judge during a hearing Monday balked at the Facebook parent's arguments that the Federal Trade Commission is asking for too much company information in its monopolization case

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