September, 2022

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Perspectives Paper: Rethinking Brand Value

IVSC

The limitation of the current reporting frameworks to convey value creation and preservation activities is largely because the prevailing value creation strategies that existed when the standards were enacted decades ago, have evolved. As many current business models have evolved over decades, namely, to rely more heavily on intangible assets at the expense of tangible, the standards and the economics have become misaligned.

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Cybersecurity + ESG for the Global Capital Markets

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jonathan R. Everhart, Global ReEnergy Holdings, on Thursday, September 15, 2022 Editor's Note: Jonathan R. Everhart is Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Global ReEnergy Holdings. This post is based on Global ReEnergy Holdings memorandum by Mr. Everhart. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A.

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Reducing food loss: What grocery retailers and manufacturers can do

Mckinsey and Company

An estimated $600 billion worth of food is lost during or just after harvest. Can manufacturers and grocers do anything about it? Definitely—and it will be good for business, people, and the planet.

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Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company to Fight Climate Change

NYT M&A

Yvon Chouinard has forfeited ownership of the company he founded 49 years ago. The profits will now be used to fight climate change.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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Voyager Assets, Customer Accounts To Be Acquired By FTX In $1.4B Deal

Benzinga

FTX US, the cryptocurrency exchange led by Sam Bankman-Fried, has won the bid to acquire Voyager Digital (OTC: VYGVQ ), the latter said in a statement late Monday. What Happened: The deal includes FTX buying all cryptocurrency held by Voyager, valued at $1.3 billion at current market prices. FTX is also providing an additional consideration that is estimated to add $111 million of incremental value.

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Investment Banking in Canada: Promising Career Launchpad, or Wintry Wasteland to Avoid?

Brian DeChesare

We covered investment banking in Canada a long time ago on this site, but things have changed over time – and the original article was light on details and numbers. Although there are some advantages to IB in Canada, it’s almost always better to start a finance career in the U.S. or U.K. I can already hear Canadian readers screaming and proclaiming the benefits of free healthcare, so I’ll acknowledge that Canada does have some advantages over the U.S.

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A Primer on DAOs

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gail Weinstein, Steven Lofchie, and Jason Schwartz, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, on Saturday, September 17, 2022 Editor's Note: Gail Weinstein is senior counsel, and Steven Lofchie and Jason Schwartz are partners at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. This post is based on a Fried Frank memorandum by Ms. Weinstein, Mr.

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Web3 beyond the hype

Mckinsey and Company

While buffeted by the recent market downturn and bankruptcies, digital assets and the technologies underlying them still have the potential to transform business models across sectors.

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Bumper City bonuses expected from takeover frenzy after pound hits record low

The Guardian M&A

UK firms now temptingly cheaper, with a ‘wave of bids’ from overseas buyers meaning payouts for bankers Bankers could rake in bumper bonuses from a “wave of bids” by overseas buyers for UK businesses made temptingly cheaper as a result of the plunge in the pound against the dollar. A fresh frenzy of merger and acquisition activity would mean a ramp-up in payouts for City dealmakers.

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Why Voyager Token (VGX) Is Shooting Higher Today

Benzinga

Voyager Token (CRYPTO: VGX ), a token linked with digital assets trading firm Voyager Digital spiked 3.9% to $0.71 at 10:26 p.m. EDT. Voyager Token (VGX) Price Performance. Time-frame. % Change (+/-). 24-hour. 3.9%. 24-hour against Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC ). 0.6%. 24-hour against Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH ). 0.4%. 7-day. -3.7%. 30-day. 55.5%. YTD-performance. -76.4%.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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What is Strategy Execution Software, and Why do I Need it?

Rhythm Systems

The world has changed dramatically over the past decade. Businesses have become increasingly globalized, competition has intensified, and technology has transformed almost every aspect of a business. As a result, companies must adapt their strategies and tactics to stay competitive. This requires businesses to make strategic decisions about allocating resources, managing operations and communicating with customers and partners.

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Agents of Change: Heather Acker of Baker Tilly

Audit Board

Join Richard Chambers for a new episode of his Agents of Change video series, featuring conversations with internal audit leaders from some of the world’s most prominent organizations about innovation in the profession. . In this episode, Richard sits down with Heather Acker, Managing Partner, Risk Advisory at Baker Tilly, to discuss internal audit’s critical role in today’s shifting risk environment and how to find auditors up for the task, including: Maintaining a flexible mindset and enabling

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Universal Proxy Rules: Roadmap for Annual Meetings

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Andrew Freedman, Kenneth Mantel, and Ian Engoron, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, on Thursday, September 1, 2022 Editor's Note: Andrew Freedman and Kenneth Mantel are partners and Ian Engoron is an associate at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP. This post is based on their Olshan memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Universal Proxies (discussed on the Forum here ) by Scott Hirst.

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NIO unlocks its potential through standout user operations

Mckinsey and Company

McKinsey sits with NIO’s president to discuss the logic behind its approach, its input–output economics, and the implications for the industry.

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Mastering Intent Data: Understanding its Importance & Best Practices

Speaker: Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

In this webinar, Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union and business strategist, will take you through the ABCs of intent data. You'll learn how to effectively use it to drive business results, with practical tips on how to leverage both company and contact intent data to maximize your marketing efforts. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just getting started, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.

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Economic headwinds: Financial institutions

LaPorte

(authored by RSM US LLP) The financial institutions ecosystem is in a unique position as the economy works through the current inflationary phase. The post Economic headwinds: Financial institutions first appeared on LaPorte.

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EXCLUSIVE: Global Psychedelics Company Silo Wellness Acquires Dyscovry Science, Including Access To Its Gov Collaborations

Benzinga

According to information procured exclusively by Benzinga ahead of an official announcement , global psychedelics company Silo Wellness Inc. (OTCQB: SILFF ) (CSE: SILO) (FSE: 3K7A) is acquiring Dyscovry Science Ltd. , a Toronto-based biotech company focused on biosynthetic manufacturing of psilocybin and its derivatives targeting irritable bowel syndrome.

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Your Customer Has Changed: Have You?

Rhythm Systems

No matter what business your company is in, it's a safe bet to assume that you'll need to be able to adapt to the changing conditions around you. In the same way that businesses change, customers change as well. Paying attention to your customers sounds easy enough, right? That might not always be the case….

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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.

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Risk Management and the Board of Directors

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Saturday, September 17, 2022 Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. This post is based on a Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz memorandum. 1.

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Data ethics: What it means and what it takes

Mckinsey and Company

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.

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What Is Surprise Billing IDR?

ThomsonReuters

QUESTION: We’ve heard that group health plan claims for certain services must be resolved under federal IDR rules. What is IDR, and what claims does it apply to? ANSWER: The No Surprises Act (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA)) protects individuals from surprise bills for certain out-of-network services (see our Checkpoint article ), and establishes an independent dispute resolution (IDR) process under which out-of-network providers and health plans may resolve disput

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Elon Musk Spent A Night Texting Oracle Co-Founder Before Walking Away From Twitter Deal: Report

Benzinga

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk texted well into the night with Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL ) co-founder Larry Ellison before putting on hold a $44 billion agreement to purchase Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ). What Happened: A court filing made by Twitter said that Musk exchanged multiple text messages with Ellison beginning May 12 through 12:20 a.m. on May 13, reported Insider.

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5 CEO OKR Examples

Rhythm Systems

CEOs are busy people. They spend most of their time working hard to run their companies effectively. Objectives and Key Results, or OKRs, are one of the most effective tools that executive teams can do in order to achieve their results.

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Chancery Won't Delay Musk-Twitter, OKs Counterclaim

Law 360 M&A

Elon Musk won clearance Wednesday to amend his defense and counterclaims against a Delaware Court of Chancery suit by Twitter to force his closing on a $44 billion take private deal, but failed in a bid to delay an Oct. 17 trial kickoff for the dispute.

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Carve-Outs’ Popularity Soars as Businesses Pursue Growth

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr, White & Case LLP, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr are partners at White & Case LLP. This post is based on a White & Case memorandum by Mr. Pryor, Ms. Gurr, Lindsey Canning , and Jun Usami. Carve-out deals, whether conducted through a trade sale, buyout, or IPO, have become a vital tool for businesses to boost balance sheets and deliver shareholder value.

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Securing Europe’s competitiveness: Addressing its technology gap

Mckinsey and Company

Even amid war in Europe and the energy and cost of living crisis that has resulted, the region needs to pay attention to its slow-motion corporate and technology crisis.

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Can Our DCAP Reimburse a Participant’s Claim for a “Late Fee”?

ThomsonReuters

QUESTION: One of our DCAP participants has submitted a reimbursement claim that includes a $20 “late fee.” This charge is in addition to the regular monthly day-care fee for the participant’s child and appears as a separate entry on the statement from the day-care center with no further explanation. Can we reimburse it? ANSWER: It depends on what the charge is for.

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EXCLUSIVE: Smart for Life Shares Plan To Scoop A Premier Nutraceuticals Company

Benzinga

Smart for Life, Inc (NASDAQ: SMFL ), which markets and manufactures nutritional foods and supplements worldwide, executed an agreement representing its largest acquisition to date. What Happened? Smart for Life entered a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire a premier eCommerce nutraceuticals company with operations in North America. Why Does It Matter?

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Retrospective Meetings: Bringing the Post Mortem Business Meeting to Life

Rhythm Systems

You've done it! You and your team have finished a significant project and are ready to celebrate. Your team did a great job adjusting to the challenges and delivering on the project. The team worked hard to get everything done, and they succeeded. It was a significant accomplishment, and everyone deserves a pat on the back. How do you follow up on this project?

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LaPorte Named a 2022 Top 200 Accounting Firm

LaPorte

For the thirteenth consecutive year, LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors has been named one of the ‘Top 200 Accounting Firms’ in the country by INSIDE… The post LaPorte Named a 2022 Top 200 Accounting Firm first appeared on LaPorte.

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Safeguarding Trust: The Board’s Role in Integrating ESG and ERM

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats and Jamie Gamble, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Governance Insights Center Leader and Jamie Gamble is Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A.

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Economic conditions outlook, September 2022

Mckinsey and Company

In stormy weather, survey respondents maintain realism about the global economy. While geopolitical conflicts and inflation remain top of mind, concerns about energy volatility predominate in Europe.

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Musk, Twitter Clash Over $44B Deal Trial Delay In Del.

Law 360 M&A

Attorneys for tech billionaire Elon Musk urged Delaware's chancellor Tuesday to delay the scheduled Oct. 17 start of a trial on Twitter's suit to compel closing on Musk's $44 billion deal to buy the company, with Twitter's counsel slamming the request as an unsupportable litigation gambit.

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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 million severance payment the social media company paid to whistleblower Peiter Zatko. This is considered a small victory for Musk, as Twitter went ahead and made the payment on June 28, violating the terms of the contract it signed with.

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