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23 Tax Deductions for Business Owners

Viking Mergers

The U.S. tax code can be dense and confusing, especially for businesses. There are many rules about which expenses you can write off and which don’t qualify. On top of that, only some expenses are fully deductible, while others are partially deductible. Although we cannot advise on your taxes, Viking Mergers & Acquisitions can connect you with a qualified tax professional.

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How Have the Top U.S. Asset Managers Voted in 2022?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lindsey Stewart, Morningstar, Inc, on Monday, February 27, 2023 Editor's Note: Lindsey Stewart is Director of Investment Stewardship Research at Morningstar, Inc. This post is based on his Morningstar memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Agency Problems of Institutional Investors (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian Bebchuk, Alma Cohen, and Scott Hirst; Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

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How To Fix The C-suite Diversity Problem

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Tina Shah Paikeday, and Nisa Qosja, Russell Reynolds Associates, on Saturday, February 25, 2023 Editor's Note: Tina Shah Paikeday is the Global Head of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice, and Nisa Qosja is a Knowledge Consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates. This post is based on their Russell Reynolds memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Politics and Gender in the Executive Suite (discussed on the Forum here ) by Alma Cohen, Mosh

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Sony Wanted To Block Activision Microsoft Merger, But May Be Giving Ammo To Antitrust Fight

Benzinga

PlayStation owner Sony Group Corp (NYSE: SONY ) has been vocal in its attempt to block rival Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), manufacturer of the Xbox, from buying video game publisher Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI ) for roughly $69 billion. And while it would appear that Sony would get its way — with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suing Microsoft over the deal , citing antitrust issues — the company may soon find itself under regulatory scrutiny as well.

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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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M&A Deal Killers: Business Deal Breaker #1?

Viking Mergers

Everyone has heard the saying, “the best defense is a good offense.” It’s a mantra that can be applied to a variety of life experiences and has served many people well when using preemptive action to ensure long-term success. While selling a business probably isn’t the first scenario that comes to mind when you hear the phrase, it is definitely an appropriate mindset to have.

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The AI-native telco: Radical transformation to thrive in turbulent times

Mckinsey and Company

Artificial intelligence, when deployed at scale, can help telcos protect core revenues and drive margin growth. But capturing this opportunity will require a wholly different approach.

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PublicSq., a Leading Values-Aligned Marketplace, to Go Public via Combination with Colombier Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLBR)

Business Wire M&A

PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PSQ Holdings, Inc. (“PublicSq.”), the nation’s largest values-aligned marketplace, and Colombier Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLBR) (“Colombier”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. After the anticipated closing in the third quarter of 2023, the combined company will retain the PSQ Holdings, Inc.

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Managing the business risk that is cyber

Norman Marks

I am pleased to announce that my latest book is now available on Amazon (see below). The intent is to help business leaders and information security practitioners discuss cyber risk in business rather than technical language, enabling executives and the board to make informed and intelligent business decisions.

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The Adani Group Scandal Casts Doubt on the Rule of Law in India

Reynolds Holding

Sound policymaking has helped India modernize and achieve robust economic growth, positioning it to become an increasingly important player on the world stage. But recent developments – and scandals – show that the government must address some major issues if it wants to sustain India’s global rise. — Nouriel Roubini [1] As India chairs the G20 meeting in Bengaluru, the country emerges as one of the most economically powerful and politically important countries in the world.

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Fiduciary Duties of Public Pension Systems and Registered Investment Advisors

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jed Rubenfeld, Strive Asset Management, on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Editor's Note: Jed Rubenfeld is Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School and an advisor to Strive Asset Management. This post is based on his Strive 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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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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Building innovation ecosystems: Accelerating tech hub growth

Mckinsey and Company

Innovation ecosystems can generate economic, financial, and social benefits for all, and there’s new federal funding to build them. A six-step playbook could help leaders get them right.

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We all need active listening skills

Norman Marks

Whatever your role within the organization, the ability to listen, really hear, and understand others is crucial. The concept of active listening takes the idea further. Skills you need has an excellent article on the topic. I like what it says: Active listening involves listening with all senses.

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Cherokee Federal Expands Cybersecurity and Information Technology Services, Acquires Criterion Systems

Business Wire M&A

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #CNB--Cherokee Federal strengthens its cybersecurity and IT federal contracting service offerings through the strategic acquisition of Criterion Systems.

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The Venture Corporation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gad Weiss (Columbia Law School), on Thursday, March 2, 2023 Editor's Note: Gad Weiss is a J.S.D. Candidate at Columbia Law School. This post is based on his recent paper. Technological innovation is a powerful driving force for human advancement and welfare. Modern societies celebrate the numerous ways that innovative feats have contributed to the quality of life, from curing diseases to tackling global environmental challenges.

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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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Treating rare diseases: How digital technologies can drive innovation

Mckinsey and Company

Pharmaceutical companies are using recent advances in digital technologies to improve care strategies and provide hope for rare disease patients across thousands of different rare diseases.

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Technology ROI: How to realize value quicker when times are hard

Avanade

Jillian Moore shares Avanade’s approach in challenging times to rapidly cut through complexity and show business value from digital in as little as four weeks.

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Lomiko Announces Definitive Agreement for Acquisition of the Carmin Natural Flake Graphite Property in Southern Quebec

Business Wire M&A

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX.V: LMR) (“Lomiko Metals” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the “Acquisition Agreement”) with SOQUEM and a private owner to acquire 100% of 17 mineral claims forming the Carmin project (the “Property”), subject to customary closing conditions expected to be completed within the next 3 to 4 weeks (the “Closing Date”).

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The 2023 Reporting Season: Recent SEC Guidance

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Brian Breheny, Raquel Fox and Joseph Yaffe, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Friday, March 3, 2023 Editor's Note: Brian Breheny , Raquel Fox and Joseph Yaffe are Partners at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on their Skadden memorandum. Assess the Impact of SEC Staff Comments The staff of the Disclosure Review Program (DRP) in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance has remained quite active.

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The EU digital strategy: The impact of data privacy on global business

Mckinsey and Company

New data regulations from the European Union require organizational attention, and three key steps can help navigate the data privacy landscape.

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2023 Economic Outlook, Part One: Negative GDP Growth and Yield Curve Inversion

Biz Equity

During 2022, the United States weathered many storms, ranging from inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical turmoil. Throughout the first half of the year, business transaction activity remained strong but showed declines as the year continued. In the second half of the year, transaction activity slowed, reflecting lukewarm market sentiment as interest rates and inflation climbed casting doubt on future profits.

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Sakuu to Become Publicly Traded Company via Business Combination with Plum Acquisition Corp. I

Business Wire M&A

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sakuu Corporation (“Sakuu”), a transformative additive manufacturing and solid-state battery company, and inventor of the disruptive Kavian™ platform for the commercial-scale production of next-generation SwiftPrint™ batteries and other complex active devices, and Plum Acquisition Corp.

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2023 – The year of the risk-centric agenda

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Krista Parsons, Maureen Bujno and Kimia Clemente, Deloitte & Touche LLP, on Thursday, March 2, 2023 Editor's Note: Krista Parsons is a Managing Director and Audit Committee Programs Leader, Maureen Bujno is a Managing Director, and Kimia Clemente is a Senior Manager at the Center for Board Effectiveness at Deloitte & Touche LLP. This post is based on a Deloitte memorandum by Ms.

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What is central bank digital currency (CBDC)?

Mckinsey and Company

CBDCs are digital currencies issued by central banks. Their value is linked to the issuing country’s official currency.

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Chamath Palihapitiya Says SPACs Were 'Fueled By A Moment In Time Of Just Enormous Liquidity': What's Next For Private Companies?

Benzinga

Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya was one of the most followed people in the financial world from 2019 to 2022 thanks to his role in the growth of SPACs as investment vehicles to take companies public. Palihapitiya recently reflected on SPACs, the valuation of private companies and other topics during an investor event. Chamath on SPACs: When SPACs were one of the most talked about financial vehicles, Palihapitiya was a de facto leader of the movement, even earning the nickname “SPAC

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Out to the Public and Back Again

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted the trend of newly-public companies reverting back to private ownership after a very short time in public hands. Among the boomerang IPOs mentioned in the article was that of backyard grill maker Weber. With the advent of grilling season, we were curious about Weber’s experience in the public markets and any lessons that family business directors.

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The Universal Proxy: An Early Look

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Keir Gumbs, Broadridge, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Editor's Note: Keir Gumbs is a Chief Legal Officer at Broadridge. This post is based on his Broadridge piece. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Universal Proxies (discussed on the Forum here ) by Scott Hirst. The Universal Proxy: Background Last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s universal proxy rule took effect.

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Warner Bros. Discovery Seeks Atty Fees In Motor Trend Case

Law 360 M&A

Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. and two subsidiaries are asking the Delaware Chancery Court to order the minority owner of auto enthusiast media company Motor Trend Group LLC to pay their costs for defending litigation over an appraisal dispute, arguing that they have "prevailed on every contested issue in the case.

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Apollo Weighs Scooping Aerospace-Parts Maker Arconic Again

Benzinga

Apollo Global Management, Inc (NYSE: APO ) discussed snapping aerospace parts maker Arconic Corp (NYSE: ARNC ). The financial terms of the possible deal remained undisclosed. Arconic's advisers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) and Evercore Inc (NYSE: EVR ) have also reached out to other potential acquirers, the Wall Street Journal reports citing familiar sources.

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Clearlake and Motive-Backed Software Platform BetaNXT Expands Capabilities, Growth Opportunities with Acquisition of Mediant Communications

Business Wire M&A

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BetaNXT, a provider of wealth management infrastructure software with real-time data capabilities and an enhanced advisor experience, today announced that certain affiliates of BetaNXT have acquired Mediant Communications (“Mediant”), a provider of investor communications technology and technology-enabled solutions to banks, brokers, corporations, funds, and investment managers.

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Delaware Supreme Court Enforces Partnership’s Agreement Unambiguous Exculpation Provision

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jason Halper, Jared Stanisci, and Sara Bussiere, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, on Sunday, February 26, 2023 Editor's Note: Jason M. Halper and Jared Stanisci are Partners and Sara Bussiere is an Associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. This post is based on a Cadwalader memorandum by Mr. Halper, Mr. Stanisci, Ms. Bussiere, Elizabeth Gorman and Dillon Carlin , and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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CMS Fact Sheet Addresses End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

ThomsonReuters

CMS Fact Sheet: CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the Transition Forward From the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Feb. 27, 2023) Available at [link] HHS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a fact sheet addressing the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), which (along with the COVID-19 national emergency) is anticipated to end on May 11, 2023 (see our Checkpoint article ).

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Zoned Acquires Cannabis Retail Investment Property In Michigan For $4.3M Leases It To NOXX

Benzinga

Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY ) has acquired an investment property in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan and entered into a long-term, absolute-net lease agreement with NOXX Cannabis to operate a retail dispensary. "We are thrilled to announce this significant transaction, which marks our entry into Michigan as an investor in real estate. This deal has given us the chance to add a strong, established operator in a desirable market, while diversifying our portfolio.

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3 Firms Shape Ready Capital's $787M Merger With Broadmark

Law 360 M&A

Commercial real estate lender Ready Capital Corp. plans to buy fellow real estate finance firm Broadmark Realty Inc. and create a combined entity valued at $787 million with help from three law firms, the companies said Monday.

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Agile Business Planning: Utilizing Agile Business Model for Growth

Rhythm Systems

Business is moving faster than ever before, and these days your business needs to be as nimble possible to respond to the rapidly changing business landscape. In today’s nonstop global economy, there is always somebody, somewhere trying to capture part of your market and your customers. This has only increase with the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, you need to be able to pivot faster than ever with your strategic growth planning.