Sat.Jan 20, 2024 - Fri.Jan 26, 2024

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The Growth Equity Case Study: Real-Life Example and Tutorial

Brian DeChesare

Let’s start with the elephant in the room: yes, we’ve covered the growth equity case study before, but I’m doing it again because I don’t think the previous examples were great. They over-complicated the financial model (e.g., minutiae about issues like OID for debt issuances ) and did not accurately represent a 1- or 2-hour case study. So, you can think of this example and tutorial as “Growth Equity Case Study: The Final Form.

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New edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS) published

IVSC

Latest edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS) published The International Valuation Standards (IVS) are globally recognised, principles-based standards that form the foundation of valuation for all assets and liabilities. Developed by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and utilised by professionals in over 100 countries, IVS play a crucial role in enhancing the quality, comparability, and transparency of valuations.

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Is Degrowth the Next Step in Stakeholder Governance?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Matt Orsagh, RISE Sustainable Investment Consultancy, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Editor's Note: Matt Orsagh is Co-Founder and Head of Americas at RISE Sustainable Investment Consultancy and Chief Content Officer at ED4S Academy. This post is based on his RISE 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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The Baltimore Sun’s New Owner Has the Newsroom on Edge

NYT M&A

The news that David D. Smith, the executive chairman of the conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group, had bought The Sun has generated alarm inside and outside the newsroom.

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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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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, December 2023

Mckinsey and Company

2024 looks uncertain: inflation has come down but long-term interest rates remain high; retail sales are relatively stable; manufacturing continues to contract; geopolitical concerns are on the rise.

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Canada to Implement Portal to Manage Taxes and Duties on Imports

Redpath

January 25, 2024 - Canada is in the process of implementing a new client portal that will allow companies to interact and share data with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). This portal, developed as part of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) digital initiative, will be used to facilitate all taxes and duties with CBSA, along with providing additional accounting functions and payment processing.

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Understanding the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

ThomsonReuters

Jump to: Enhanced Child Tax Credit Business tax relief Support for small business Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Adjustments to 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC filing thresholds Support for affordable housing Empowering American families and businesses: The Tax Relief for a stronger future On January 19, 2024, the Ways and Means Committee made a significant bipartisan move by approving the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024.

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Author Talks: Moshik Temkin on power, purpose, and the public good

Mckinsey and Company

Today’s changing world calls for bold leadership. Moshik Temkin explores the traits of dynamic leaders in history and how they worked with power—or in opposition to it—to meet the moment.

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Tax Relief for Working Families and Workers Act of 2024

Redpath

January 24, 2024 - The House Ways and Means Committee, by a vote of 40-3, recently approved the Tax Relief for Working Families and Workers Act of 2024. The tax framework would restore certain 2017 tax reform business provisions, as well as boost the child tax credit. Surprisingly, the bill overwhelmingly passed through the committee in a show of bipartisan support rarely seen in a tax-focused bill.

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Trends in Director Compensation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lawrence A. Cunningham and Carlos Juarez, Mayer Brown LLP, on Friday, January 26, 2024 Editor's Note: Lawrence A. Cunningham is Special Counsel in Mayer Brown’s New York office, and Carlos Juarez is a Project Administrator at Mayer Brown LLP and J.D. Candidate at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. This post is based on their Mayer Brown memorandum.

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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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Boeing’s Problems Started Long Before the Alaska Airlines Mishap

NYT M&A

The aircraft company is paying the price for a shift in its corporate culture made decades ago.

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A different high-growth story: The unique challenges of climate tech

Mckinsey and Company

Capital-intensive, sustainable businesses offer growth on a scale achieved by technology juggernauts of recent decades. But they face a different set of challenges. Here’s how they can overcome them.

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Remote workforces are complicating state tax nexus and withholding

LaPorte

(authored by RSM US LLP) As businesses increase the use of remote workforces, nexus and withholding determinations can greatly complicate state tax compliance. The post Remote workforces are complicating state tax nexus and withholding first appeared on LaPorte.

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Corporate Governance Practices and Trends in Silicon Valley and at Large Companies Nationwide

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Dave Bell and Ron Llewellyn, Fenwick & West LLP, on Thursday, January 25, 2024 Editor's Note: David A. Bell is Partner and Co-Chair of Corporate Governance, and Ron C. Llewellyn is Corporate Governance Counsel at Fenwick & West LLP. This post is based on portions of their Fenwick publication. Corporate governance practices vary significantly among public companies.

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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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Davis Polk Partner Cut From Fired Atty's Retaliation Case

Law 360 M&A

A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday backed a joint motion to dismiss a Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP partner as a defendant from an ongoing trial on claims that the BigLaw firm fired a Black attorney in retaliation for airing diversity concerns.

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Travel Disruptors: Capturing B2B growth

Mckinsey and Company

Expedia Group powers many other companies’ travel interfaces and inventories. Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia for Business, outlines the elements of a great corporate partnership.

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AMA: Bayu Prihandito, founder of Life Architekture

Vested

Bayu Prihandito established Life Architekture to help people find their individual paths to success and happiness. We sat down with him to discuss why he felt drawn to life coaching in the first place and how to create a top-quality business culture.

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Comment on The New Appraisal Profession – Why bother! by Unknown

Appraisers Blog

I have been through the mill in the last 3 years. A racial claim from a “serial financer” Then when it came to mine where I was honest and did not hit the value he thought his home was worth, he brought forth all hell. Complained to the VA and HUD with racist claims against me. Your turn will come, it is just a matter of time. This is horrible!!!

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Employee Experience Strategy Can Boost Law Firm Success

Law 360 M&A

Amid continuing business uncertainty, law firms should consider adopting a holistic employee experience strategy — prioritizing consistency, targeting signature moments and leveraging measurement tools — to maximize productivity and profitability, says Haley Revel at Calibrate Consulting.

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Lessons from a successful cloud journey: Empathy, community, and a smart approach to value

Mckinsey and Company

In this interview, the CIO and the director of infrastructure and user services group at the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emphasize the need to place people—not only technology—at the center of cloud transformations.

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How to create Professional Development plans [template]

JPAbusiness

Staff professional development (PD) needs are best identified through a formal performance management and evaluation process. I recommend owners/managers sit down with their staff members once every 12 months , as part of their annual performance review process, and develop a PD plan jointly, with each individual. This review process will identify where already skilled employees need information to support their growth to gain more advanced knowledge, and further develop their own business and l

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Macy’s Rejects Takeover Bid, but Remains ‘Open to Opportunities’

NYT M&A

The retailer, which has struggled to increase its sales as shoppers cut back, acknowledged that it had received an unsolicited buyout offer, which it said ‘lacks compelling value.

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Bankrupt Water Gremlin Says It Wants To Survey Tort Claims

Law 360 M&A

Water Gremlin Co. told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Friday that it is in talks with environmental regulators to close the sale of its lead battery terminal and fishing sinker plant while it tries to get a handle on what kind of tort liability the plant is leaving it with.

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Asia at the forefront of global change: On the cusp of a new era

Mckinsey and Company

Global forces are pushing the world into a new period in which rules will have to change fundamentally. In these uncertain yet exciting times, Asia is poised to lead the way.

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New Requirement to Cover Long-Term Part-Time Employees in 401(k) Plans Enters into Effect.

Machen McChesney

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act of 2019) and the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (collectively, SECURE) enacted a new mandate that, starting in 2024, long-term, part-time (LTPT) employees must be allowed to make salary deferrals into their employer’s 401(k) plan.

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Tilray Brands Seizes 40% Of Canada's Cannabis Beverages Market Share By Acquiring This Company

Benzinga

In a significant expansion of its cannabis beverage operations, Tilray Brands Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY ) has officially completed its acquisition of Truss Beverage Co. from Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE: TAP ). This strategic move, announced on Wednesday, cements Tilray’s dominant position in the Canadian cannabis beverage market, boosting its market share to approximately 40%.

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Competing In Triathlons Makes Me A Better Lawyer

Law 360 M&A

While practicing law and competing in long-distance triathlons can make work and life feel unbalanced at times, participating in the sport has revealed important lessons about versatility, self-care and perseverance that apply to the office as much as they do the racecourse, says Laura Heusel at Butler Snow.

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A flight plan for everyone

Mckinsey and Company

Senior airline executive and inclusion advocate Michael Swiatek outlines the changes required to enhance travel experiences for those with disabilities.

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Common Shortfalls of Accounting Systems In Manufacturing Businesses [Video]

Gross Mendelsohn

Having proper accounting practices and technology in place is essential for success in your manufacturing business. Without the right accounting system in place, manufacturers face a plethora of challenges and gnarly consequences that can be avoided. Kevin Connelly, CPA, and Chris Haiss, CPA, are two of Gross Mendelsohn’s manufacturing industry experts.

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Tax-Favored Qualified Small Business Corporation Status Could Help You Thrive

Machen McChesney

Machen McChesney provides small businesses with two strong incentives to operate as a Qualified Small Business Corporation (QSBC).

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Seyfarth Starts Restructuring Practice, Adds 3 BCLP Partners

Law 360 M&A

Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced Wednesday that three former Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP partners have joined the firm, two of them to launch its restructuring and insolvency practice.

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Forward Thinking on Europe’s existential crisis with Marco Buti

Mckinsey and Company

“Europe is drifting away from the technology frontier … from that viewpoint, I think Europe’s business model, looking forward, is not sustainable.” A quintessential insider discusses Europe’s competitiveness.

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Optimism Abounds for Maryland’s Manufacturing Industry

Gross Mendelsohn

There’s a lot to feel optimistic about when it comes to Maryland’s manufacturing industry. I recently sat in on a webinar presented by two of the state’s biggest manufacturing champions, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) and Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI). I walked away from this presentation feeling more excited than ever about the manufacturing industry in Maryland.

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Comment on False Claims of Racism Against Appraiser by Bill Johnson

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Angela. With CA capping property values (accessed / taxed values) at no more than 2% per year from the purchase price, accessed values are worthless in CA. Not unusual to see similar homes on the same street with like property values where one person pays $500 per year (old home), and another pays pays $20,000 per year (new purchase). Seek the truth.