October, 2022

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Have You Done The Math On Your Most Valuable Asset?

Viking Mergers

The closest thing most small business owners have to a business valuation is a speculation. If that sounds like you, you are far from alone. A recent bank survey revealed that 98% of small businesses can’t put a figure on their company’s value.

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Navigating the ESG landscape: Comparison of the “Big Three” Disclosure Proposals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Heather Horn, Valerie Wieman, and Andreas Ohl, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Monday, October 10, 2022 Editor's Note: Heather Horn, Valerie Wieman, and Andreas Ohl are partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum.

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IOSCO and IVSC sign cooperation agreement to advance valuation standards

IVSC

IOSCO and IVSC agree to explore best ways to promote high quality valuation practices in the public interest. Cooperation agreement follows feedback from securities regulators highlighting inconsistency in valuation quality and approach, worldwide.

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Elon Musk proposes buying Twitter for originally agreed $44bn

Financial Times M&A

Tesla chief and social media company were set to take their dispute to trial later this month

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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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How Does Board-Shareholder Engagement Really Work?

Reynolds Holding

Board-shareholder engagement plays an important role in corporate governance. In the last decade, investors have increasingly influenced business decisions, and their activities have extended beyond the formal submission of shareholder resolutions for voting at annual meetings.

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Some Reasons to Value a Business

BVR

There are a lot of reasons as to why a business owner needs to do a valuation. Take a dive into one of these reasons with this preview from Chapter 3 of A Field Guide to Business Valuation

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How cyber governance and disclosures are closing the gaps in 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Chuck Seets and Pat Niemann, EY, on Sunday, October 2, 2022 Editor's Note: Chuck Seets is Americas Assurance Cybersecurity Leader and Pat Niemann is Americas Audit Committee Forum Leader at EY. This post is based on their EY memorandum. Cybersecurity is reaching an inflection point.

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Appraiser Newsroom - Untitled Article

Appraiser Newsroom

Tweet. 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.

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‘Everything in UK is on sale,’ says US private equity executive

Financial Times M&A

Ares Management’s Blair Jacobson expects US buyers to take advantage of weak British currency

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Corporate Social Activism and the New Business of Change

Reynolds Holding

The days when activists focused on fights over social issues while businesses concentrated on the pursuit of commercial profit are gone.

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A Guide to Building a Successful Board

LaPorte

A nonprofit organization’s board plays a big part in the success or failure of the organization and is responsible for its fiduciary wellbeing. Finding the… The post A Guide to Building a Successful Board first appeared on LaPorte. Nonprofit

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Top 5 Business Industries in Richmond, VA

Viking Mergers

Whether you’re buying or selling a business, it’s worth considering what’s happening in Richmond, VA, and across the Central and Southeastern Virginia regions. Many stellar colleges and universities in the area produce an incredible talent pool.

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The Irrelevance of Delaware Corporate Law

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Robert J. Rhee (University of Florida), on Friday, September 30, 2022 Editor's Note: Robert J. Rhee is John H. and Marylou Dasburg Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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You Can’t Audit That!

Internal Audit 360

GUEST BLOG. dropcap]O[/dropcap]ver my long career, I have often heard, in one form or another, the phrase: “You just can’t audit that!”. The first time I heard it came when I was an internal audit manager for a financial institution.

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Musk becomes media baron with Twitter deal amid Big Tech sell-off

Financial Times M&A

Wall St bankers under pressure to offer heavy discounts on debt to fund acquisition of social media platform

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How Director and Officer Liability Affects Corporate Tax Avoidance

Reynolds Holding

In a recent paper , we use the law protecting directors and officers of Nevada-incorporated firms from liability to study how such laws relate to corporate tax avoidance.

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IRS releases required minimum distribution (RMD) guidance

LaPorte

(authored by RSM US LLP) Notice 2022-53 announced the IRS’s intent to publish final regulations addressing required minimum distributions (RMDs) from certain plans. The post IRS releases required minimum distribution (RMD) guidance first appeared on LaPorte. Tax Services

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Business Advisor Highlight: Raleigh, NC

Viking Mergers

At age 14, Devak Patel began working for his father. Their family owned multiple Dairy Queen franchises, and Devak recalls the high expectations that came with working with his dad.

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The Political Economy of the Decline in Antitrust Enforcement in the United States

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Filippo Lancieri and Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) , on Thursday, October 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Filippo Lancieri is a Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich and a Research Fellow at the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Luigi Zingales is the Robert C.

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2022 Industrial Robotics Industry Report

Benchmark Report

Industrial robotics is now critical across many sectors for the automation and manufacturing of many tasks, including loading, packaging, labeling, and inspection. They are commonly used in the automobile and heavy engineering sectors and are becoming more common in many other sectors.

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Some investors reap big rewards from bets on Musk closing Twitter deal

Financial Times M&A

Carl Icahn, Pentwater and Hindenburg Research among those that predicted the billionaire would close the deal

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The Puzzle and Persistence of Biglaw Clustering

Reynolds Holding

Elite U.S.-based based global law firms (Biglaw) concentrate their offices in the costliest districts of superstar cities, especially two neighborhoods in Manhattan. This pattern has persisted despite both the dispersal of Biglaw clients across less-dense, lower-cost U.S.

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Best-in-Class Technology and Comprehensive Advice: A Winning Formula for Advisors Who Get it Right

Biz Equity

In recent years, the financial services industry has seen two clear trends emerge: The value of having business owners as clients and the power of adopting technology

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Can Elon Musk Make the Math Work on Owning Twitter? It’s Dicey.

NYT M&A

Musk faces financial challenges in owning Twitter. The site frequently loses money and took on $13 billion in debt for the blockbuster deal.

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ESG Reporting: Asset Managers Express Divergent View

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lindsey Stewart, Morningstar, Inc., on Monday, October 17, 2022 Editor's Note: Lindsey Stewart is Director of Investment Stewardship Research at Morningstar, Inc. This post is based on his Morningstar memorandum.

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Benchmark International Facilitated the Transaction Between Access Truck Parts and Summit Hydraulics

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction between Access Truck Parts with Summit Hydraulics, backed by North Branch Capital. Benchmark International Deal completions Mergers and Acquisitions Success manufacturing hydraulic MandA Sellersmarket Dallas Texas News Truck Supplies

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Elon Musk closes $44bn deal to buy Twitter

Financial Times M&A

World’s richest man dismisses top executives as he exerts controls over influential social network

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Do Hostile Takeover Threats Matter?

Reynolds Holding

Much of the vast literature on corporate governance focuses on internal issues, such as board characteristics. Yet external governance – the market for corporate control, often known as the takeover market – is critical to determining how well a company is run.

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Wells Fargo Workers Went on Appraisal-Fraud Bender

Appraisers Blog

Loan officers at Wells Fargo altered values in the bank’s database, so loans would qualify for so-called appraisal waivers… It feels like Ground Hog Day all over again.

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Elon Musk Is Said to Have Ordered Job Cuts Across Twitter

NYT M&A

The billionaire planned to begin layoffs as soon as Saturday, people with knowledge of the matter said. Social Media Layoffs and Job Reductions Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Appointments and Executive Changes Twitter Musk, Elon

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What’s ESG Got to Do With It?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Martha Carter, Matt Filosa, and Rhea Brennan, Teneo , on Thursday, October 13, 2022 Editor's Note: Martha Carter is Vice Chairman & Head of Governance Advisory, Matt Filosa is Senior Managing Director, and Rhea Brennan is Vice President at Teneo. This post is based on a Teneo memorandum by Ms. Carter, Mr. Filosa, Ms. Brennan, Oliver Parry , Lisa R. Davis , and Gabrielle Sulzberger.

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Tech at the edge: Trends reshaping the future of IT and business

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

With technological change accelerating, companies need to make four fundamental shifts. Digital Insights High Tech & Internet Analytics Digital Disruptive Technology Growth Innovation Leadership

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Royal Bank of Canada plans UK commercial banking push

Financial Times M&A

Chief executive to look for more deals and expand in wealth management after £1.6bn Brewin Dolphin purchase

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Beg, Sell Or Borrow

Global Finance

The first twinges of a credit crunch are hitting companies at the lower end of the corporate food chain. Beef up before the squeeze intensifies

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Using Technology to Manage and Track your Strategic Plan

Rhythm Systems Growth

This time of year, leaves are turning, kids are in school, and many business leaders are spending a great deal of time, energy, and resources creating a strategic plan for next year.

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How Twitter Will Change as a Private Company Under Elon Musk

NYT M&A

The social media company went public in 2013. But Elon Musk is taking it private as part of his acquisition of the firm. Here’s what that means.