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The Limits of Individual Prosecutions in Deterring Corporate Fraud

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Samuel Buell (Duke University School of Law), on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Editor's Note: Samuel Bell is Bernard M. Fishman Distinguished Professor of Law at the Duke University School of Law. This post is based on his article forthcoming in the Wake Forest Law Review. One must search long and hard to find an academic, journalist, politician, or citizen who does not believe that the best tool for deterring corporate crime is criminal prosecution of individual employees, especially mana

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IVSC Valuation Webinar Series 2024, Sponsored by Kroll

IVSC

Now in its fifth year, the IVSC is pleased to present the 2024 Valuation Webinar Series, sponsored by Kroll, running from 13-25 June 2024. This year’s series includes five engaging sessions where international experts share their insights on a range of valuation-themed topics. Join us to explore key trends and the latest developments in the world of valuation.

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Steady progress in approaching the quantum advantage

Mckinsey and Company

Quantum technology could create value worth trillions of dollars within the next decade. The third annual Quantum Technology Monitor synthesizes the latest opportunities in this burgeoning field.

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Biden Signs TikTok Ban Bill Into Law. Here’s What Happens Next.

NYT M&A

President Biden has signed the bill to force a sale of the video app or ban it. Now the law faces court challenges, a shortage of qualified buyers and Beijing’s hostility.

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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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“ES” Versus “G” in Corporate Governance: You Can’t Have It All

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Patrick Corrigan (University of Notre Dame), on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Editor's Note: Patrick Corrigan is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. This post is based on his working paper. The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) moniker implies a coherence between corporate social responsibility and corporate governance.

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Curaleaf Boosts International Presence With Another Cannabis Acquisition

Benzinga

Cannabis giant Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (TSX: CURA ) (OTCQX: CURLF ) is closing its previously announced acquisition of Northern Green Canada, a vertically integrated Canadian licensed cannabis producer focused primarily on expanding in the international market through its EU-GMP certification. Terms of the acquisition of NGC include an initial payment at closing of the company’s subordinate voting shares valued at approximately $16 million, subject to a typical post-closing adjustment.

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‘Thunder Run’: Behind Lawmakers’ Secretive Push to Pass the TikTok Bill

NYT M&A

A tiny group of lawmakers huddled in private about a year ago, aiming to keep the discussions away from TikTok lobbyists while bulletproofing a bill that could ban the app.

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Alternative Data – A COSO perspective

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Nicolas H.R. Dumont, Dave Navetta and Michael Egan, Cooley LLP, on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Editor's Note: Nicolas H.R. Dumont , Dave Navetta and Michael Egan are Partners at Cooley LLP. This post is based on a Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) memorandum by Mr. Dumont, Mr. Navetta, Mr. Egan, and Ryan Blair.

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Copper Is A Hot Commodity: Bidding War for Anglo American May Emerge After BHP's 'Low Ball' Offer — 'Let The Games Begin'

Benzinga

Australian multinational miner BHP Group 's (NYSE: BHP ) nearly $40 billion bid for rival Anglo American (OTC: NGLOY) may not be enough to acquire the company as other diversified miners will probably make rival bids amid the global scramble for copper assets. After completing a $6.4 billion takeover of Australian copper producer OZ Minerals last year, BHP is doubling down on the red metal amid widespread expectations that demand will greatly increase in coming years as the global economy t

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What is top of mind for dairy executives in 2024?

Mckinsey and Company

How will the US dairy industry evolve in response to growing concerns about sustainability and other issues? We conducted our sixth annual survey of dairy executives to find out.

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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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In Silicon Valley, You Can Be Worth Billions and It’s Not Enough

NYT M&A

Andreas Bechtolsheim, the first investor in Google, has an estimated $16 billion fortune. He recently settled charges that he engaged in insider trading for a profit of $415,726.

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A New Governance Paradigm is Necessary for AI-Powered Boards

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Alissa Kole, GOVERN, on Sunday, April 21, 2024 Editor's Note: Alissa Kole is Managing Director at GOVERN. This post is based on her GOVERN memorandum. Surprisingly, last month’s announcement regarding the addition of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) member to the board of Abu Dhabi’s International Holding Company (IHC) does not appear to have galvanized global attention.

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EXCLUSIVE: Why This Uranium Bull Market Is Different — 'We've Really Got To Start Developing Mines,' Says Madison Metals CEO

Benzinga

Uranium prices have more support now than they did when the nuclear fuel hit its all-time high in 2007, according to the chief executive of uranium explorer Madison Metals Inc. (OTC: MMTLF ). Back then, when uranium reached a record high above $130 per pound, physical supply was tight because of flooding at two major mines, falling recoveries from old nuclear warheads, expectations of a nuclear renaissance and the launch of uranium futures in New York.

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Ex-BP Manager Charged With TravelCenters Insider Trading

Law 360 M&A

A former senior manager at BP PLC on Friday became the second person accused by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of engaging in insider trading over the British oil and gas company's $1.3 billion planned acquisition of TravelCenters of America Inc.

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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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Everton Is Back on Market as Deal With 777 Partners Falters

NYT M&A

With a proposed sale stalled seven months after it was announced, a financially strapped Premier League team is seeking a backup plan.

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Governance Matters: The Proof Is in the Proxy

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Bob Herr and Ryan Oden, AllianceBernstein, on Monday, April 22, 2024 Editor's Note: Bob Herr is Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Governance on the Responsibility team and Ryan Oden is a Research Analyst for US Growth Equities at AllianceBernstein. This post is based on their AllianceBernstein memorandum. Our research shows a correlation between strong governance and higher stock returns.

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Comment on Fannie Mae to Maryland: DROP DEAD by Eric Kretz

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Baggins. Baggins- That is scary. Data analytics models for loan treatment? The Colorado overlords know not what they do if they green-light this, which could set a dangerous precedent. I’ll read more on this later.

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Deals Rumor Mill: Paramount, Salesforce, ShipBob

Law 360 M&A

Sony and Apollo Global Management may make a joint bid for Paramount Global, Salesforce Inc. has abandoned its effort to potentially buy data-management software company Informatica, and e-commerce fulfillment service provider ShipBob Inc. is readying an IPO. Here, Law360 breaks down these and other notable deal rumors from the past week.

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G Mining Ventures Spends $638M To Buy Reunion Gold Guyana Project

Benzinga

Montreal-based G Mining Ventures (OTCQX: GMINF ) is acquiring Reunion Gold ‘s (OTCQX: RGDFF ) Oko West gold project in Guyana in an all-share deal for $638 million. What Happened : This acquisition will strengthen the company's foothold in South America and solidify its position as an intermediate gold producer. “We are well-positioned to accelerate value creation at Oko West, leveraging our unique expertise in building and operating mines on schedule and budget in the Guiana Sh

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Q1 2024 Review of Shareholder Activism

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jim Rossman, Chris Ludwig, and Quinn Pitcher, Barclays, on Monday, April 22, 2024 Editor's Note: Jim Rossman is Global Head of Shareholder Advisory, Chris Ludwig is Managing Director, and Quinn Pitcher is Vice President- M&A and Shareholder Advisory at Barclays. This post is based on a Barclays memorandum by Mr. Rossman, Mr. Ludwig, Mr.

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Comment on Fannie Mae to Maryland: DROP DEAD by Baggins

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Eric Kretz. Eric, I did listen to that today. The outlook is rather bleak. I am not sure if marketing is even worth it anymore. Contraction is everywhere. The GSE’s appear to be advocating for investor class dominance of residential housing markets, supported by automation. I mean hell, my reserve smaller lawn mower would not even start and somehow the front wheel is broken.

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4 Ways To Refresh Your Law Firm's Marketing Strategy

Law 360 M&A

With many BigLaw firms relying on an increasingly obsolete marketing approach that prioritizes stiff professionalism over authentic connection, adopting a few key communications strategies to better connect with today's clients and prospects can make all the difference, say Eric Pacifici and Kevin Henderson at SMB Law.

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TPRM 101: What is a Critical Vendor?

N Contracts

Financial institutions often ask f or a list of universal critical vendors. They assume there must be a master list of industry-designated third parties that are always critical – and these financial institutions are inevitably disappoin ted.

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Environmental & Social Policy Issues in the 2024 U.S. Proxy Season

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Heidi Welsh, Sustainable Investment Institute, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Editor's Note: Heidi Welsh is the Executive Director at the Sustainable Investments Institute. This post is based on her recent Si2 memorandum. Introduction Proponents as of mid-Feburary 2024 had filed at least 527 shareholder resolutions on environmental, social and related sustainable governance issues for the 2024 proxy season.

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Comment on Fannie Mae to Maryland: DROP DEAD by Retired Appraiser

Appraisers Blog

Strong words from two pathetic entities who were spared from death at the tax payers expense and are still on life support 15 years later. Cocky little beastards aren’t they?

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FTC Moves To Block $8.5B Designer Fashion Deal

Law 360 M&A

The Federal Trade Commission moved on Monday to block a planned $8.5 billion deal for Coach and Kate Spade parent company Tapestry Inc. to purchase Capri Holdings Ltd., owner of designer brands Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo.

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ButcherJoseph Advises Environmental Restoration on a Sale to Its Employees

Butcher Joseph & Co.

ButcherJoseph Advises Environmental Restoration on a Sale to Its Employees. The post ButcherJoseph Advises Environmental Restoration on a Sale to Its Employees appeared first on ButcherJoseph & Co.

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A Proven Success: The SEC Whistleblower Regime Provides a Roadmap for DOJ’s New Program

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Allison Herren Lee, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto LLP, on Thursday, April 25, 2024 Editor's Note: Allison Herren Lee is a former SEC Commissioner and Of Counsel at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto LLP. This post is based on her Kohn, Kohn, & Colapinto piece. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it is embarking on a “90-day sprint” to develop a whistleblower award program.

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Comment on Fannie Mae to Maryland: DROP DEAD by Baggins

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Eric Kretz. Thank you. The redlining article from a few days ago, more detail. Basically social credit score systems. Perhaps the most interesting part; In the effort of independent software developers to patent their products specifically designed to be marketed to lenders and investors, developed based upon lenders and investors own current processes and goals, via patent process specific detailed disclosure to create a copyright, we get to read and learn about behind the scenes op

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Mueller Industries To Buy Nehring Electrical For Up To $600M

Law 360 M&A

Machinery industry company Mueller Industries Inc. on Monday unveiled plans to buy Nehring Electrical Works Co. and some of its affiliates for up to $600 million in a deal that will provide Mueller with a platform for long-term growth in the electrical and power infrastructure space.

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FTC Sues to Block $8.5 Billion Tapestry-Capri Merger

NYT M&A

The deal between Coach’s owner, Tapestry, and the parent of Michael Kors, Capri Holdings, is intended to create a U.S. luxury group to compete with the European industry giants.

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Unicorn Shareholder Suits

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Verity Winship (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), on Thursday, April 25, 2024 Editor's Note: Verity Winship is a Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This post is based on her article forthcoming in the Indiana Law Journal. Huge private companies like Epic Games or SpaceX are everywhere, creating gaps between the private-market reality and legal structures that were designed for public companies.

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Comment on Fannie Mae to Maryland: DROP DEAD by Dave

Appraisers Blog

Might I suggest we all take the following or similar answer to the AMC community: “Thank you for contacting us. Like many appraisers, we no longer participate in bid requests. We value our work based on quality, service and turn times. We’re always available for immediate inspections with five business day turn times. When and if that becomes a priority to you or your lenders, we’d be happy to accommodate you.

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7th Circ. Mootness Fee Case May Curb Frivolous Merger Suits

Law 360 M&A

On April 15, the Seventh Circuit in Jorge Alcarez v. Akorn Inc. mapped out a framework for courts to consider mootness fees paid to individual shareholders after the voluntary dismissal of a challenge to a public company merger, which could encourage objections to mootness fees and reduce the number of frivolous merger challenges filed, say attorneys at Skadden.

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