July, 2022

Twitter vs. Musk: The Complaint

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Anna Restuccia (Harvard Law School), on Thursday, July 14, 2022 Editor's Note: This post provides the text of the complaint filed in on July 12, 2022 by Twitter in its widely-followed case against Elon Musk.

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Perspectives Paper: Defining & Estimating Social Value

IVSC

Following the publication of our first Perspectives Paper in this series on Social Value in November 2020, the IVSC’s Social Value Working Group has issued a further paper to explore some of the issues in more detail.

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Division Highlight: Viking M&A is Growing in Nashville, TN

Viking Mergers

With a father in the United States Air Force, Ian Schinelli moved around a lot as a kid. After growing up all over the US, Ian enrolled at Belmont University, right here in Nashville. While earning his Accounting degree, Ian played for the Belmont men’s soccer team throughout his college career.

A Sneak Peek at the 2022 AAML/BVR Divorce Conference—Part 2

BVR

As the 2022 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference gets closer and our speakers rev up to present their amazing slate of topics, we thought we’d share a few more of the upcoming topics of discussion to whet your appetite for the can’t-miss event

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Why You Should Get an Appraisal of Your Family Business

Chris Curtain

Family Business Valuation Experts Why a Business Valuation is Critical for a Family Business Operating a family business can be extremely rewarding. For some, it represents an opportunity to build wealth. For others, it is a trial of leadership.

France to pay €9.7bn for nationalisation of EDF

Financial Times M&A

Government to offer €12 per share to investors to take full control of power group

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Poised for Change? Boardroom Diversity Survey

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Melissa Aguilar, KPMG Board Leadership Center, on Monday, July 11, 2022 Editor's Note: Melissa Aguilar is Director of Content Creation at the KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP. This post is based on her KPMG memorandum.

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NC Lands #1 Spot in CNBC’s Top States for Business

Viking Mergers

Last week, CNBC announced that North Carolina has nabbed the #1 spot in America’s Top States for Business.

Do We Need a Restatement of the Law of Corporate Governance?

Reynolds Holding

In 1978, the American Law Institute (ALI) authorized a project originally intended to result in a Restatement of corporate law. [1] 1] The drafters intended their project to be a departure from traditional restatements. [2]

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Here are the Top 7 Benefits of Getting a Business Valuation

Chris Curtain

Why have a Profession Business Appraisal or Valuation? Know the Economic Value of Your Largest Asset A business appraisal or business valuation conveys the current economic value of a business by accounting for its team, assets, intellectual properties, earnings, growth, and losses.

Elon Musk says he is terminating $44bn Twitter deal

Financial Times M&A

Social media company vows to enforce agreement, setting stage for fierce legal battle

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ESG Disclosure Trends in SEC Filings

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maia Gez, Era Anagnosti, and Taylor Pullins, White & Case LLP, on Sunday, July 17, 2022 Editor's Note: Maia Gez , Era Anagnosti , and Taylor Pullins are partners at White & Case LLP. This post is based on a White & Case memorandum by Ms. Gez, Ms.

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IVSC launches Asia Office in Singapore

IVSC

Minister Indranee Rajah joined valuation, business and finance leaders at the IVSC Asia launch in Singapore.

Top 5 Growing Business Industries in Nashville, TN

Viking Mergers

Here at Viking Mergers & Acquisitions, we strive to provide the best professional and confidential services to our clients located throughout the Southeast United States. Our markets focus on cities that embrace entrepreneurship and the surrounding areas where business is thriving.

How SPACs Disable Indirect Investor Protection

Reynolds Holding

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are a trap for unwary investors.

Business Appraisal: How to Value Your Business and Why it is Important

Chris Curtain

What is the Value of Your Company? How do you calculate business value? A business goes through many stages as it progresses through its lifecycle. Some need capital, others require partners, and a few may be ready for a sale.

Experts say Musk faces uphill battle for victory in Twitter legal fight

Financial Times M&A

Social media platform seeks to force the Tesla boss to go through with his takeover

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The Critical Role of the Board Chair in Driving Board Performance

Harvard Corporate Governance

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Economic Damages and the Depp-Heard Trial

BVR

Determining damages in any court case is a matter of information. Having the wrong information can result in a painful defeat. Having the right information can result in a stunning victory and even a substantial boost to your reputation. One only must look to recent events for an example of this. economic damages & lost profits

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Carvana Is Looking More Like Icarus

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

Lately, Carvana has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Its share price is down over 90% since its pandemic peak and currently sits below the low levels of March 2020.

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Stakeholder Capitalism’s Viewpoint Diversity Problem

Reynolds Holding

Concerns about a lack of viewpoint diversity in stakeholder capitalism have been touched upon in commentary about the SEC’s recent climate change proposal.

Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between TruePoint Laser Scanning and Ground Penetrating Radar Systems

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful transaction between TruePoint Laser Scanning and Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS).

Twitter’s board says it will see Elon Musk in court

Financial Times M&A

Who could have guessed that Elon wouldn’t follow through

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How Issuers and Investors Can Find Common Ground on ESG

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by James Killerlane, BNY Mellon, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Editor's Note: James Killerlane is the Corporate Secretary, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel of BNY Mellon. This post is based on a BNY Mellon report.

How To Win a Reasonable Compensation Claim From the IRS

BVR

This fascinating blog from RCReports goes over an interesting case involving a small business, the IRS, and a difference of opinion regarding what constitutes reasonable compensation. compensation

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What Internal Audit Gets Wrong when Assessing Cybersecurity Risk

Internal Audit 360

GUEST BLOG: O ne of the challenges when it comes to so-called “cybersecurity risk” is in accepting and then applying the idea that cyber is not an “IT risk.” It’s a business risk. That is easy to say, and it makes all the sense in the world.

The Role of Transaction Costs in Common Ownership

Reynolds Holding

“Common Ownership” arises when shareholders hold substantial stakes in different firms that impose externalities on each other, and it challenges the assumption that firms act to maximize their own profits.

Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Hargreaves Jones Limited and CCI Group Holdings Limited

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the acquisition of Manchester-based Hargreaves Jones by London-based CCi.

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‘Gumming up’: unwanted debt from buyout boom stuck at investment banks

Financial Times M&A

Wall Street lenders stomach losses on private equity deal financing offered before market swoon

How Gold Medal Boards Prioritize Their Time

Harvard Corporate Governance

Restaurant financing ideas

Henry Horne

Your days as a mom and pop shop are behind you. You threw your life savings into your restaurant, asked your friends and family for additional funding, and you’re ready to grow your concept. Now what? Here are some tips on finding restaurant financing. Get your accounting process in order.

West Virginia Appraisal Board Scheme

Appraisers Blog

The Doomed Quest to Reform a corrupt West Virginia Licensing Board “Board members earn money working for a law firm that files lawsuits against appraisers,” said one West Virginia appraiser… Readers of DC Comics will be familiar with Bizarro World, a cube-shaped planet that is home to a weirdly inverted version of reality.

What the Language of Shareholder Stewardship Can Teach Us

Reynolds Holding

Stewardship has, along with sustainability, social equality, biodiversity, and climate risk management, emerged in recent years as a favorite buzzword in corporate governance and investment management circles.

Tracking The Pandemic Recovery Of Retail And Hospitality Sectors

Benchmark Report

The Retail Industry Now that we seem to finally be closing in on the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 is likely to continue to see overall growth in the retail sector, but not without its share of challenges.

Judge grants Twitter fast-track trial to decide fate of $44bn Musk deal

Financial Times M&A

Social media platform wins early victory in fight to force billionaire to complete acquisition

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2022 Say on Pay & Proxy Results

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Todd Sirras, Austin Vanbastelaer, and Justin Beck, Semler Brossy LLC, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Todd Sirras is a Managing Director, Justin Beck is a Consultant, and Austin Vanbastelaer is a Senior Consultant at Semler Brossy LLC.

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The Great Attrition is making hiring harder. Are you searching the right talent pools?

McKinsey

People keep quitting at record levels, yet companies are still trying to attract and retain them the same old ways. New research identifies five types of workers that employers can reach to fill jobs. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Talent

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