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Custom Proxy Voting Advice

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Edwin Hu (NYU), Nadya Malenko (Boston College), Jonathon Zytnick (Georgetown University), on Thursday, May 23, 2024 Editor's Note: Edwin Hu is a Research Fellow at the NYU School of Law’s Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance, Nadya Malenko is a Professor of Finance at Boston College, and Jonathon Zytnick is an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

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A new future of work: The race to deploy AI and raise skills in Europe and beyond

Mckinsey and Company

To gain the full productivity benefits of generative AI and other technologies, Europe and the United States will need to focus both on improving human capital and accelerating technology adoption.

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U.S. Sues to Break Up Ticketmaster Owner, Live Nation

NYT M&A

Accused of violating antitrust laws, Live Nation Entertainment faces a fight that could reshape the multibillion-dollar live music industry.

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Google Acquiring HubSpot For $31B To 'Take Market Share From Microsoft,' Says Expert

Benzinga

Google parent Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) is exploring the acquisition of HubSpot Inc. (NYSE: HUBS ), a U.S. marketing software maker valued at $31 billion. The acquisition would significantly enhance Google’s ability to compete with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT ) in the cloud-based applications market, What Happened : Analysts and investment bankers have noted that this would be Google’s largest deal, expanding its business-oriented products and applications, Reuters reported on

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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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Board Gender Diversity and Investment Efficiency: Global Evidence from 83 Country-Level Interventions

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Dave (Young Il) Baik (Nanyang Technological University), Clara Xiaoling Chen, and David Godsell (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), on Friday, May 24, 2024 Editor's Note: Dave (Young Il) Baik is an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Clara Chen is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Distinguished Professor in Accountancy at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and David Godsell is a PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Univ

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In the spotlight: Performance management that puts people first

Mckinsey and Company

Performance management systems help people continuously develop—but most companies fall short of best practices. A set of defined design choices can help guide leaders forward.

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U.S. Plans to Accuse Live Nation of Defending a Monopoly

NYT M&A

Live Nation Entertainment, the concert giant that owns Ticketmaster, faces a fight that could reshape the multibillion-dollar live music industry.

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Q1 2024 Takeaways on What Directors and Officers Need to Know

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Elizabeth Bieber and Pamela Marcogliese, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Thursday, May 23, 2024 Editor's Note: Elizabeth Bieber is a Partner and Pamela Marcogliese is Head of US Transactions at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. This post is based on a Freshfields memorandum by Ms. Bieber, Ms. Marcogliese, and the Freshfields Corporate Advisory group.

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Strategic alliances for gen AI: How to build them and make them work

Mckinsey and Company

Strategic alliances are a must for companies looking to build value from generative AI. But approaching them like traditional vendor arrangements won’t work.

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Biden's Judicial Impact And What's Left On The Wishlist

Law 360 M&A

President Joe Biden secured confirmation of his 200th federal judge Wednesday and has transformed the judiciary by picking more women and people of color than any other president. But the upcoming election season could derail his hopes of confirming many more judges.

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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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DOJ to Sue Live Nation, Accusing It of Defending a Monopoly

NYT M&A

Live Nation Entertainment, the concert giant that owns Ticketmaster, faces a fight that could reshape the multibillion-dollar live music industry.

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Say-on-Climate Votes: Asset Managers Send Mixed Signals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lindsey Stewart, Morningstar, Inc., on Thursday, May 23, 2024 Editor's Note: Lindsey Stewart is Director of Investment Stewardship Research at Morningstar, Inc. This post is based on his Morningstar memorandum. Key Takeaways Three Years of Say-on-Climate: Most Action in Europe Say-on-climate resolutions are a relatively new genre of proposals, enabling shareholders to express a view on a company’s climate strategy.

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Master data management: The key to getting more from your data

Mckinsey and Company

Master data management can give organizations a leg up by allowing them to easily organize and access data about customers, suppliers, products, and employees.

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Live Nation Ticket Buyers Follow Feds With Antitrust Suit

Law 360 M&A

Live Nation and Ticketmaster were hit with a consumer antitrust proposed class action Thursday accusing them of monopolizing concert promotion and ticketing for major concert venues following their 2010 merger, which comes on the heels of the U.S. Department of Justice's own lawsuit.

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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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BHP's Spinoff South32 Eyes Anglo American's Manganese Assets

Benzinga

South32 Ltd (OTCPK: SHTLF), the diversified mining company spun out of BHP Group Ltd (NYSE: BHP ) in 2015, has expressed interest in acquiring Anglo American 's (OTCQX: AAUKF ) share of their jointly owned manganese assets. While BHP's acquisition efforts mainly focus on prized copper assets, Anglo American also announced restructuring amidst a strategic focus on copper and iron ore. “At the right price, absolutely.

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Preparing Now for the SEC’s New Climate Rules

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Raquel Fox, Marc S. Gerber, and Caroline S. Kim, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Editor's Note: Raquel Fox and Marc S. Gerber are Partners and Caroline S. Kim is Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on a Skadden memorandum by Ms. Fox, Mr. Gerber, Ms. Kim, and Jeongu Gim.

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The growing importance of software product marketing managers

Mckinsey and Company

As launching new products becomes more challenging, the multifaceted role of product marketing manager is poised to become a differentiator for the most successful software providers.

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DOJ's Live Nation-Ticketmaster Suit: What You Should Know

Law 360 M&A

The Department of Justice and a slew of state attorneys general filed a suit Thursday challenging the 2010 merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Here, catch up on Law360's coverage of the deal and those who have challenged it along the way – Taylor Swift fans, investors and regulators.

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The Emails at the Heart of the Government’s Ticketmaster Case

NYT M&A

Live Nation Entertainment, which owns Ticketmaster, is accused of violating antitrust laws. The Justice Department drew on the concert behemoth’s internal communications in its lawsuit.

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Proposed DGCL § 122(18), Long-term Investors, and the Hollowing Out of DGCL § 141(a)

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Marcel Kahan and Edward Rock (New York University School of Law), on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Editor's Note: Marcel Kahan is the George T. Lowy Professor of Law and Edward B. Rock is the Martin Lipton Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. This post is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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The promise and the reality of gen AI agents in the enterprise

Mckinsey and Company

Generative AI technology is improving so quickly that a range of new capabilities are rapidly coming online, but only for those who can understand how to use them.

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Using A Children's Book Approach In Firm Marketing Content

Law 360 M&A

From “The Giving Tree” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” most children’s books are easy to remember because they use simple words and numbers to tell stories with a human impact — a formula law firms should emulate in their marketing content to stay front of mind for potential clients, says Seema Desai Maglio at The Found Word.

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Alex Mowery Earns CPA Designation

Trout CPA

We are thrilled to announce that Alex Mowery, a dedicated member of the Trout CPA team, has recently earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. This significant milestone is a testament to Alex's hard work and dedication.

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Comment on Fannie, Freddie’s Offshore Gambit Imperils Privacy of Millions by Lindsey

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Spencer Paul. As always, it depends on the market. I highly doubt they can program AI to analyze all the nuances that real estate brings for each market. So many, many variables that are not “standard”. No, reglazing old laminate is not a thing here. Most people get granite or quartz in my market area or basic Home Depot laminate.

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Ready. Set. Scale. Shaping leaders for hypergrowth

Mckinsey and Company

Leading a rapidly growing start-up presents distinct challenges. Developing the leaders to effectively lead hypergrowth organizations requires founders and senior executives to answer four key questions.

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Latham, Cravath Rep Live Nation In DOJ Ticketmaster Battle

Law 360 M&A

In the battle against the U.S. Department of Justice's push to break up Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the concert promotion and ticketing company has called upon a team of attorneys at Cravath Swaine & Moore and Latham & Watkins to go up against a large roster of highly experienced government antitrust attorneys.

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China Has a Plan for Its Housing Crisis. Here’s Why It’s Not Enough.

NYT M&A

A new approach by China’s top leaders is bold but pales against the problem: a vast number of empty apartments no one wants to buy.

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Comment on Fannie, Freddie’s Offshore Gambit Imperils Privacy of Millions by Clairene Mraz-Buonaiuto

Appraisers Blog

This is a serious problem! I have had clients that did not particularly want me to take photos of some areas such as offices, etc., because they did not want photos of their private possessions to “leak out” I assured them that photos would only be viewed by the lenders/investors who would be managing their loans. This is also a violation as appraisal information should only be used by the client and other specific intended users.

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Author Talks: Fighting the good fight

Mckinsey and Company

Are you built to face your greatest fears head-on? Marine Corps veteran and Microsoft executive Nate Boaz shares ways to develop the courage to get through the most trying times—and come out on top.

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Strategic Hiring Was The New Normal For BigLaw In 2023

Law 360 M&A

The 400 largest law firms by headcount in the U.S. grew more slowly in 2023 than in the previous two years, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP surpassed the 3,000-attorney threshold, according to the latest Law360 ranking.

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GRC vs. ERM vs. IRM: Understanding Risk Management Frameworks

N Contracts

Risk management methodologies have an acronym problem: there’s a lot of them and it’s not always clear what they mean. While academics and consultants debate the merits of GRC vs. ERM vs. IRM, it’s not always clear how these frameworks translate into functional risk management tools for financial institutions.

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Comment on Fannie, Freddie’s Offshore Gambit Imperils Privacy of Millions by Mike Ford

Appraisers Blog

FNMA is aware they do not own and have unlimited rights to these photos I hope. The GSE boilerplate unlimited reliance statements do NOT constitute a permission by the property owner or borrower to use data in an appraisal PAID FOR BY THE BORROWER for other unintended purposes. Then there is the issue of privacy itself. I can legally take pictures from the street if a comp.

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Reimagining the apparel value chain amid volatility

Mckinsey and Company

Our latest apparel CPO survey highlights five themes shaping the industry. Brands embracing selected best practices can turn their supplier base into a competitive advantage.

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The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

Law 360 M&A

The legal market expanded more tentatively in 2023 than in previous years amid a slowdown in demand for legal services, especially in transactions, an area that has been sluggish but is expected to quicken in the latter half of the coming year.