April, 2022

EU Taxonomy and the Future of Reporting

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Holly Pettingale, Stéphane de Maupeou, and Peter Reilly, FTI Consulting, on Monday, April 4, 2022 Editor's Note: Holly Pettingale is Director and Stéphane de Maupeou and Peter Reilly are Senior Directors at FTI Consulting. This post is based on an FTI Consulting memorandum by Ms.

IVSC Valuation Webinar Series 2022, sponsored by Kroll

IVSC

The IVSC Valuation Webinar Series, sponsored by Kroll, returns from 2 nd –10 th June 2022 with a programme of thought-provoking panel discussions.

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3 Benefits of Selling a Business in 2022

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.

Review: Valuing a Business, 6th Edition

BVR

Ray Moran, Director iiBV reviewed Valuing A Business, 6th Edition, sponsored by the American Society of Appraisers Educational Foundation, read on to see his thoughts

Twitter launches poison pill to thwart $43bn bid by Elon Musk

Financial Times M&A

Defence comes a day after Tesla entrepreneur offered $54.20 a share in cash to buy social media platform

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The Great Resignation Risk

Norman Marks

While many are focused on issues like cyber, saying it is perhaps the greatest source of risk to an organization today, I believe there are greater sources of concern.

Five Questions Boards Should Ask About the War in Ukraine

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Matteo Tonello, The Conference Board, Inc., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Editor's Note: Matteo Tonello is Managing Director of ESG Research at The Conference Board, Inc.

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Benefits of Selling to a Private Equity Group

Viking Mergers

To some, the topic of selling to private equity groups does not stir positive feelings. It is true that typical headlines tend to only cover ruthless, drama laden, multi-billion-dollar mega buyouts.

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Capital Flight: Foreign Investors Exit China

Global Finance

The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused international investors to pause for thought on where their international investments reside. Are they seeing China in a new light

Big buyout groups rule out writing equity cheque for Musk’s $43bn Twitter bid

Financial Times M&A

Institutions with financial firepower to finance takeover are concerned about profitability of social media service

Why We Should Keep Teaching Dodge v. Ford Motor Co.

Reynolds Holding

The question of corporate purpose has been much in the news of late, triggering renewed attention by legal scholars to corporate social responsibility, ESG, and shareholder value maximization. Many of these scholars have been strongly influenced by the late Lynn Stout’s work on the topic.

On the Audit Committee’s Agenda: What’s on the Horizon for 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maureen Bujno, Krista Parsons and Kimia Clemente, Deloitte LLP, on Sunday, April 17, 2022 Editor's Note: Maureen Bujno is Managing Director, Krista Parsons is Managing Director and Audit Committee Programs Leader, and Kimia Clemente is Senior Manager at at the Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Understanding your restaurant’s chart of accounts

Henry Horne

A restaurant’s chart of accounts is the foundation for all financial recordkeeping. It’s a coded list of all of the assets, liabilities, income and expenses that flow in and out of your business. Have you ever looked at your P&L and wondered what made up each line item?

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The Process of Selling a Business

Viking Mergers

As business brokers, one of the most common questions we receive is, “What does your selling process look like?”

To Whom Should Internal Audit Leaders Report?

Internal Audit 360

L et me start by saying, this is a touchy subject.

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Asda’s private equity buyer records 20-fold return from debt-laden deal

Financial Times M&A

TDR Capital reveals eye-watering paper gains only a year after purchase from Walmart

Why Corporate America Should Pay Attention to the Proposed EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

Reynolds Holding

On February 23, 2022, the European Commission issued its long-awaited proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (the Proposed Directive).

Developments in Securities Fraud Class Actions Against U.S. Life Sciences Companies

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by David H. Kistenbroker, Joni S. Jacobsen, and Angela M. Liu, Dechert LLP, on Saturday, April 16, 2022 Editor's Note: David H. Kistenbroker , Joni S. Jacobsen and Angela M. Liu are partners at Dechert LLP. This post is based on a Dechert memorandum by Mr. Kistenbroker, Ms. Jacobson, Ms.

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10 Inspirational Graphics About Retirement

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International retirement M&A Trends Exit planning exit strategy #Seller #TransitionABusiness business owners 2022 Retirement Plan MergersAndAquisitions

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What Happens to My Employees If I Sell My Business?

Viking Mergers

One of the most common questions I hear from business owners as they consider selling their business is, “What will happen to my employees?” or “How do I take care of my staff?”

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How Internal Audit at Telepass Devised Its Approach to Auditing Change Management

Internal Audit 360

T he recent evolution of the Three Lines model underscores the idea that internal audit must work to create and protect business value. This requires strategic thinking, especially in this rapidly changing business environment.

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Nine senior WarnerMedia executives quit on eve of Discovery takeover

Financial Times M&A

Chief executive Jason Kilar among those to leave before $43bn merger

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Moonshots

Reynolds Holding

In the last half-century, technological progress has stagnated. The century from 1870 to 1970 brought electricity, running water, telephones, television, automobiles, and airplanes. Life expectancy at birth rose from 45 to 72. But since the early 1970s, progress has been incremental.

CEOs and Sustainability

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Kurt Harrison and Emily Meneer, Russell Reynolds Associates, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Editor's Note: Kurt Harrison is co-head of the Global Sustainability Practice and Emily Meneer is a Global Knowledge Leader at Russell Reynolds Associates. This post is based on a publication in BRINK. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance by Lucian A.

Benchmark International Unveils its New Düsseldorf Office

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International is delighted to announce it has officially opened its new offices in Germany. Taking residence on the eighth floor of the Sky Office in Düsseldorf, the large and modern offices opened in 2009.

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No Investment Banking Summer Internship Offers: What to Do

Brian DeChesare

A long time ago, it didn’t matter that much if you applied for summer internships at the large banks but failed to win a single offer.

Royal Dutch Shell's New CFO Must Organize A Russian Goodbye

Global Finance

Like BP, Norway’s Equinor and France’s TotalEnergies, Shell’s leadership decided that the war with Ukraine made it impossible to maintain its business in Russia

Investcorp in exclusive talks with Elliott to buy AC Milan

Financial Times M&A

Asset manager seeks deal with US hedge fund that could value Italian club at more than €1bn

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Truelytics and Blackrock Partner to Bring Unique Data and Analytics to Advisors

Truelytics

Truelytics partners with BlackRock to provide advisors access to data, analytics, and insights to manage and grow their practices. Press Release

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The Promise and Perils of Open Finance

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Joshua Macey (University of Chicago) and Dan Awrey (Cornell University), on Monday, April 4, 2022 Editor's Note: Joshua Macey is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Dan Awrey is a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. This post is based on their recent paper , forthcoming in the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between ARC Abatement Holding Inc and West Fork IP, LLC

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction of a collection of four Texas-based companies that provide a range of services, including hazardous material abatement, environmental consulting, and training for private and public clients across the United States.

The Consumer Retail Investment Banking Group: King of the Generalists?

Brian DeChesare

Ask anyone joining a large bank which group they’re most interested in, and consumer retail investment banking is a likely answer. It’s a great place for anyone who wants to work with well-known companies and brands, gain general valuation/modeling experience, and keep their exit options open.

Shoot For Shoes to Help Our Neighbors in Need

Rhythm Systems Growth

We are so thrilled to be gathering our Rhythm Community in person in our home headquarters of Charlotte, NC, this May for our annual. Rhythm Systems Breakthrough Conference. We look forward to this event every year, but this year will be special.

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Companies trying to exit Russia have to ‘dance with the devil’

Financial Times M&A

Groups face few potential buyers, costly exit options and uncertain prospects for any future return

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Hybrid work: Making it fit with your diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy

McKinsey

New research details what empowered employees love about hybrid work models and the risks to diversity, equity, and inclusion if managers get the evolving flexible workplace wrong. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Diversity Talent

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The DCF Valuation Methodology is Untestable

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by J.B. Heaton, One Hat Research LLC, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Editor's Note: J.B. Heaton is a managing member of One Hat Research LLC. The goal of discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation analysis is to answer the question, “What is this asset worth?”

Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between RS Equipment Company LLC, DBA Hotsy Carlson Equipment Company, and Texas Enterpries, Inc.

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction of an industrial cleaning equipment sales, rental, and service company.