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Protecting Competition Is a Vital Goal

NYT M&A

The Biden administration is proposing stricter limits on corporate mergers. That’s good for consumers, workers, rival businesses and democracy.

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Trends in Shareholder Proposals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Nathan Williams, Jamie McGough, and Donald Kalfen, Meridian Compensation Partners, on Friday, September 1, 2023 Editor's Note: Nathan Williams is a Lead Consultant, and Jamie McGough and Donald Kalfen are Partners at Meridian Compensation Partners. This post is based on their Meridian Compensation Partners memorandum. Shareholder proposals are a common part of the governance landscape.

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Companies with innovative cultures have a big edge with generative AI

Mckinsey and Company

It may not be surprising that innovative organizations are ahead on generative AI, but the degree to which they’re succeeding at deploying it might be. Five practices help them stay ahead of the pack.

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LaPorte Acquires Gomez & Company

LaPorte

Effective September 1, 2023, Gomez & Company joined regional firm LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors (LaPorte) through an asset acquisition, according to LaPorte President and… The post LaPorte Acquires Gomez & Company first appeared on LaPorte.

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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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Terminal Growth Rate – A Simple Explanation with Formula

Valutico

Terminal Growth Rate – A Simple Explanation with Formula The Terminal Growth Rate is often used in valuation models and financial projections, but what is it and why is it important? Below we aim to provide a straightforward explanation of what the Terminal Growth Rate is and its significance in financial analysis. What is the Terminal Growth Rate?

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The New Paradigm: A Toolkit For Balancing Conflicting Stakeholder Interests and Protecting Long-Term Business Value

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Martin Lipton, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 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 memorandum by Mr. Lipton and Carmen X.

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Redpath and Company Names Ryan Everhart as Firm's Managing Partner

Redpath

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA (AUGUST 29, 2023) — Redpath and Company (Redpath), one of the nation’s top 120 accounting and advisory firms, has named Ryan Everhart, CPA, as managing partner effective October 1, 2023.

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LaPorte Team Members Receive Both Women to Watch Awards from LCPA

LaPorte

The Society of Louisiana CPAs has selected the award winners for the Women to Watch awards, and this year, both recipients are from LaPorte! Director… The post LaPorte Team Members Receive Both Women to Watch Awards from LCPA first appeared on LaPorte.

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Weekly Roundup: August 25-31, 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, September 1, 2023 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of August 25-31, 2023. CalSTRS Escalates Efforts to Hold Global Companies Accountable for Not Adequately Disclosing Climate Change Risks Posted by Rebecca Forée, and Aeisha Mastagni, California State Teachers’ Retirement System, on Friday, August 25, 2023 Tags: Board of Directors , CalSTRS , Climat

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Stairway to digital excellence

Mckinsey and Company

Organizations that follow a progression of steps to achieve excellence in digital delivery may see improvements in effectiveness, productivity, and performance, as well as significant increases in speed.

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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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CEO KPIs: 23 Critical KPIs Every CEO Should Have on Their KPI Dashboard

Rhythm Systems

Having the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on your CEO dashboard is very important to ensure you drive the right behaviors in your business, monitor the right results, and make the right adjustments to grow your business and hit your targets. I often get the question, particularly with new clients that do not have KPI dashboards established, “What KPIs should we be tracking?

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Gross Margin vs. Net Margin: Two Startup Profitability Calculations

Lighter Capital

As your startup progresses through different growth stages, you'll need to regularly assess the financial health and wellbeing of your business. Calculating and tracking your gross margin and net margin will show how your profits track to your revenue over time — think of it as a profitability report card. Below, we’ll compare gross margin vs. net margin to show how they differ, how to calculate each of them, and why they're important for a growing successful business.

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Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund Performance: Evidence from a Large Sample of Israeli Limited Partners

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Alon Brav (Duke University), Guy Lakan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Yishey Yafeh (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), on Monday, August 28, 2023 Editor's Note: Alon Brav is the Bratton Family Distinguished Professor at Duke University, Guy Lakan is a Phd Candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Yishay Yafeh is the Julius Feinstein Chair in Accounting & Finance and a Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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How agile operating models benefit risk and compliance functions

Mckinsey and Company

After bringing agile operating models to customer-facing, frontline business units, financial institutions are also seeing the benefits of agile for risk and compliance functions.

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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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Bumpy ride for billionaire brothers who banked on Asda’s success

The Guardian M&A

Blackburn’s Moshin and Zuber Issa took over the supermarket promising investment to make it the UK’s second-largest chain, but Covid and cost of living crisis meant it did not go to to plan When the billionaire Issa brothers parked up outside Asda’s Leeds headquarters in February 2021, they had just secured the keys to a business that seemed to present an incredible opportunity: a 600-stores-plus cash machine.

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Trout CPA Secures Top Honors in 2023 LNP Readers' Choice Awards

Trout CPA

Trout CPA is proud to announce that we have achieved the esteemed recognition of being voted as the top choice by LNP readers in not just one, but two categories in the prestigious 2023 LNP Readers' Choice Awards. We have been honored as the #1 Accounting Firm and the #1 Business Advisory Services provider.

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New Ruling Highlights Unintended Consequences of Excluding Officers from Fiduciary Duty Waivers

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Benet J. O'Reilly and Lina Dayem, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Editor's Note: Benet J. O’Reilly is a Partner and Lina Dayem is an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. This post is based on their Cleary memorandum and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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The role of natural gas in the move to cleaner, more reliable power

Mckinsey and Company

Natural gas can play a critical role in decarbonizing US power supply by providing a backup energy supply for renewables—but infrastructure investments and market mechanisms will be needed.

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Can New ESOP-Owned Companies Make Acquisitions?

Butcher Joseph & Co.

Newly formed ESOP-companies may come across opportunities to acquire companies. If they lack the necessary cash or debt capacity for an acquisition, t. The post Can New ESOP-Owned Companies Make Acquisitions? appeared first on ButcherJoseph & Co.

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Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Temporary Closing During Pandemic Did Not Violation of This "Ordinary Course" Covenant

National Law Review M&A

Merger and acquisition agreements include a promise by seller to continue to operate the business in ordinary course. This is included to provide assurance to buyer that business will not change materially during period between signing purchase agreement and the closing.

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Mitigating Litigation Risk When Incorporating DEI Goals Into Executive Incentive Programs

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by J.T. Ho, Mike Delikat, and Bobby Bee, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, on Sunday, August 27, 2023 Editor's Note: JT Ho and Mike Delikat are Partners, and Bobby Bee is a Practice Support Counsel at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. This post is based on an Orrick memorandum by Mr. Ho, Mr. Delikat, Mr. Bee, and John Giansello. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Perils and Questionable Promise of ESG-Based Compensation (discussed on the Foru

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What is brain health?

Mckinsey and Company

Good brain health means more than just the absence of disease. It also includes overall healthy cognitive functioning, resilience, and a state of well-being where individuals feel able to fulfill their potential.

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BV Insights: A Look at BVR's 2023 Benchmarking Survey

BVR

Curious about the latest insights from the 2023 BVR Benchmarking Survey? Look no further!

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How Officer Compensation Impacts Business Value

Gross Mendelsohn

To properly value a business, adjustments may need to be made to the business’s revenue and expenses to normalize its income statement and accurately reflect the true economic performance of the business. One of the adjustments that commonly may be made during a business valuation is to normalize officers’ compensation, which may result in a more credible business value.

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SEC’s New Rules on Use of Data Analytics by Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Hardy Callcott, Jay Baris and Laurie Kleiman, Sidley Austin LLP, on Saturday, August 26, 2023 Editor's Note: Hardy Callcott , Jay Baris , and Laurie Kleiman are Partners at Sidley Austin LLP. This post is based on a Sidley memorandum by Mr. Callcott, Mr. Baris, Ms. Kleiman, Jamie Brigagliano , Benson Cohen and Ranah Esmaili. On July 26, 2023, the U.S.

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CFOs’ balancing act: Juggling priorities to build resilience

Mckinsey and Company

As surveyed CFOs concurrently manage defensive and growth-oriented considerations, they expect major changes in the months ahead and see two pivotal paths for strengthening their organizations.

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Comment on Appraiser Countersuing Black Homeowners for Defamation by steve

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Steve T. connolly and motts legal team are working with pave to rewrite uspap rules.abc world new tonight interviewed the professors and produced the america low balled propaganda movie.the DOJ has entered the case to make sure the judge interprets the law the way the DOJ sees it.if any of those people or organizations had any interest in the truth this nightmare would be over by now.on a positive note.the mortgage bankers of america has requested and were granted to appear in court

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Your Business May Need to Comply with New Corporate Transparency Law

Gross Mendelsohn

There’s a new law that should be on the radar screen of most small- and medium-sized business owners. The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), passed in 2021, will require many businesses to take action in 2024. Now is the time for business owners to be aware of what’s coming down the pike with the new law, understand how they might be affected and the steps they need to take to comply.

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Dealing with Activist Hedge Funds and Other Activist Investors

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Martin Lipton, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 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 memorandum by Mr. Lipton, Steven A. Rosenblum , Karessa L.

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Empowering Black, Latina, and Native American women in tech

Mckinsey and Company

The representation of Black, Latina, and Native American women in tech jobs is declining despite their rising share of tech degrees. Inclusive policies and practices could help companies retain them.

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Inspector General’s Office Reviewing Labor Department’s Efforts to Stop Child Labor Law Violations

ThomsonReuters

Federal labor law for children The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. Federal child labor laws are designed to protect the educational opportunities of minors and prohibit their employment in jobs and under conditions detrimental to their health or well-being.

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EU set to block Booking’s €1.63bn purchase of Etraveli

Financial Times M&A

Regulators are concerned deal would consolidate US travel site’s market position and hurt rivals

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Disgorgement Accounting After Liu v. SEC in Securities Enforcement Cases

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by J.W. Verret (George Mason University) , on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Editor's Note: J.W. Verret , CPA/CFF, is an Associate Professor at George Mason University School of Law, is a practicing forensic accountant at Veritas Financial Analytics , and is Counsel at Lawrence Law LLC. This post is based on his recent paper. The Supreme Court’s landmark Liu v.

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Corporate business building to unlock value in automotive connectivity

Mckinsey and Company

As players across the mobility ecosystem explore opportunities in automotive connectivity, dedicated business building is a powerful tool for capturing the full potential.

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