Sat.Jan 07, 2023 - Fri.Jan 13, 2023

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Subway's Potential Sale: Eat Fresh for $10 Billion or More

Benzinga

Sandwich chain Subway is exploring a potential sale that could value the company at more than $10 billion and has retained advisers. "As a privately held company, we don't comment on ownership structure and business plans," Subway said.

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How Important Is Corporate Governance? Evidence from Machine Learning

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Anastasia Zakolyukina (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Ian D. Gow (University of Melbourne), and David F. Larcker (Stanford Graduate School of Business), on Monday, January 9, 2023 Editor's Note: Anastasia Zakolyukina is an Associate Professor of Accounting and a William Ladany Faculty Scholar at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Ian D. Gow is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Melbourne, and David F.

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Expense Management Tips for CFOs and Controllers

Redpath

CFOs and Controllers do more than crunch numbers, manage a company’s budget, and protect its financial assets. They must capture key performance indicators (KPIs) that can inform the future course of an organization, however, they cannot achieve this without timely, accurate, and complete data.

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Professional Insights: Olivier Mege – RQR

IVSC

Olivier Mege Founder and CEO, RQR Olivier founded Real Quality Rating (RQR) after 15 years in real estate asset management in Asia and 5 years at MSCI as global head of real estate index research.

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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The UAE business that went from obscurity to a $240bn valuation in 3 years

Financial Times M&A

In 2019, International Holding Company was a little-known company involved in fish farms, food and real estate

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Cross-Border M&A – 2023 Checklist for Successful Acquisitions in the U.S.

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Adam O. Emmerich and Robin Panovka, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Saturday, January 7, 2023 Editor's Note: Adam O. Emmerich and Robin Panovka are Partners at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr. Emmerich, Mr. Panovka, Jodi J. Schwartz , David A. Katz , Ilene Knable Gotts , Andrew J. Nussbaum and colleagues at Wachtell Lipton.

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Artificial intelligence in strategy

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

AI tools can help executives avoid biases in decisions, pull insights out of oceans of data, and make strategic choices more quickly. And that’s just the beginning. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Strategy Corporate Finance Artificial Intelligence

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The Murdoch family trust: how the scions could battle for control

Financial Times M&A

The proposed Fox-News Corp merger could portend a realignment of the interests of Rupert Murdoch’s children

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Top 5 SEC Enforcement Developments

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Haimavathi V. Marlier, Jina Choi, Michael D. Birnbaum, Morrison & Foerster LLP, on Sunday, January 8, 2023 Editor's Note: Haimavathi V. Marlier , Jina Choi , and Michael D. Birnbaum are Partners at Morrison & Foerster LLP. This post is based on their Morrison & Foerster memorandum. we summarize below some of the most important SEC enforcement developments from the past month.

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Will ChatGPT and AI Kill the Investment Banking Industry and Other “Knowledge Worker” Jobs?

Brian DeChesare

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably noticed the excitement, hype, and borderline panic when ChatGPT from OpenAI was released in November 2022. If you haven’t yet created an account or tried it, you should – because it is quite impressive.

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One billion days lost: How COVID-19 is hurting the US workforce

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

COVID-19 may no longer be a pandemic, but the disease likely reduced the availability of the US workforce by as much as 2.6 percent in 2022—a burden on productivity that could last for years. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services Health care services Public health Talent

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BioNTech buys UK AI start-up InstaDeep in £562mn deal

Financial Times M&A

Covid-19 vaccine maker is looking to use machine learning to help discover new treatments

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Prioritizing Human Capital — Modern Challenges and the Board’s Role

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Carey Oven, Michael Stephan, and Reem Janho, Deloitte LLP, on Thursday, January 12, 2023 Editor's Note: Carey Oven is National Managing Partner at the Center for Board Effectiveness and Chief Talent Officer, Michael Stephan is US Human Capital national managing partner and Reem Janho is Senior Manager at Deloitte LLP. This post is based on a Deloitte memorandum by Ms. Oven, Mr. Stephan, Ms. Janho, Art Mazor , Michael Griffiths , and Maureen Bujno.

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Staying Current on Payroll Rules

Machen McChesney

Hiring staff? Good for you! It means your business is thriving. Now is the time to get up to speed or reacquaint yourself with any labor laws you’ll need to be compliant with. Labor laws were created to protect employees’ rights. If you’re vigilant, you can avoid financial headaches.

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Innovation: Your solution for weathering uncertainty

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

When the times get tough, the tough get innovative and create paths to future growth. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Strategy Corporate Finance

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EY earmarks $2.5bn for consulting arm M&A splurge after planned split

Financial Times M&A

Acquisitions will be more attractive to consulting business after separation from audit arm

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US M&A Levels Remain Healthy

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maxim Mayer-Cesiano, and Jonathan E. Berger, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Monday, January 9, 2023 Editor's Note: Maxim Mayer-Cesiano is a Partner and Jonathan E. Berger is an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on their Skadden memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Are M&A Contract Clauses Value Relevant to Target and Bidder Shareholders? discussed on the Forum here ) by John C.

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OKR Examples For Non-Profits

Rhythm Systems Growth

Often, people think of OKRs as a tool for tech companies. This is not surprising since the goal-setting method was developed and first used by companies like Intel and Google.

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New Law Ushers in Major Retirement Changes

Machen McChesney

There's been buzz about new retirement plan provisions for weeks, and now they're final, bringing about changes to various federal rules and adding flexibility for current and future retirees. The Secure 2.0

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Britishvolt shareholders pitch rival bid to thwart Indonesian takeover

Financial Times M&A

Struggling battery start-up receives £30mn counter-offer to DeaLab proposal

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Investment Stewardship Global Principles 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Sandy Boss, John McKinley and Michelle Edkins, BlackRock, Inc., on Friday, January 13, 2023 Editor's Note: Sandy Boss is Global Head of Investment Stewardship, John McKinley and Michelle Edkins are Managing Directors at BlackRock, Inc. This post is based on their BlackRock memorandum. Introduction to BlackRock. BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being.

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Why Are Fannie, Freddie Peddling Exotic Junk-Rated Risk Swaps?

Appraisers Blog

Meanwhile, cratering home prices are eroding demand for the junk-rated credit transfers. As mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie bend the knee to their political overlords, they securitize ever riskier loans. It’s a sign of the times.

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6 Steps to Becoming Sales and Use Tax Compliant

Machen McChesney

Most U.S. states require businesses to collect and remit sales and use taxes even if the business has no in-state physical presence, only an economic presence within their state.

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What is Davos?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Davos, Switzerland, is where the World Economic Forum holds its annual meeting. Delegates from many sectors converge for several days of talks and meetings to address urgent global issues. McKinsey Explainers Economic Studies Leadership

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Sustainable finance: The road so far and a look ahead

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Charles McConnell, Xuan Jin, White & Case LLP, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Editor's Note: Charles McConnell is a Partner and Xuan Jin is Counsel at White & Case LLP. This post is based on their White & Case memorandum.

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It’s Theft of Services!

Appraisers Blog

It’s theft of services to constantly think it’s okay to drain appraisers time and resources as if we’re advocates of the AMC; all our time and energy constantly available to AMCs so they can shop us to infinity on a per diem assignment pattern forever to increase their own profits.

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AstraZeneca to buy US biotech CinCor in $1.8bn deal

Financial Times M&A

Anglo-Swedish group to pay premium to expand its line of heart and kidney drugs

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Is virtual care delivering on its promise of improving access?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Although virtual-care adoption has substantially increased, healthcare organizations can pursue additional opportunities to reduce disparities in access. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services Health care providers Health care services United States

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SEC Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals: No-Action Requests, Determinants, and the Role of SEC Staff

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gregory Burke (Duke University), on Thursday, January 12, 2023 Editor's Note: Gregory Burke is a fifth-year accounting Ph.D. candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This post is based on his article forthcoming in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Background.

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ISS Discusses the Largest Class Action Settlements of 2022

Reynolds Holding

In a remarkable year of class action activity, investors across the globe agreed to settlements totaling over $7.4 billion [1] in 2022, a greater than 75% increase from 2021. (A A substantive year in review for the U.S. market will be documented in the ISS Securities Class Action Services “Top 100 U.S. Class Action Settlements of All-Time” report published later this month.). In this overview, ISS Securities Class Action Services reviews the largest shareholder-related settlements of 2022.

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FAQs About QuickBooks

Machen McChesney

Almost 40 years after its launch, QuickBooks® remains the leading accounting software program for small and medium-sized businesses. If you decide to use QuickBooks for your bookkeeping needs, you may have questions about implementation and using it to run your operations.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lighthouses 2023

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Leaders need clarity on what works to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our 2023 report shows success factors that contributed to significant, quantifiable, scalable, and sustainable DEI impact. Diversity and Inclusion Diversity Leadership Strategy Organization

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Weekly Roundup: January 6-12, 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, January 13, 2023 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of January 6-12, 2023. 2023 Annual Letter to Boards. Posted by Pamela Marcogliese, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Friday, January 6, 2023. D&O Insurers as ESG Monitors. Posted by Amelia Miazad (UC Davis School of Law), on Friday, January 6, 2023.

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The special purpose acquisition company fallout is going to be spac-tacular

Financial Times M&A

Hail Mary passes coming

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Twitter Said to Consider Selling User Names to Boost Revenue

NYT M&A

The company has discussed selling some user names through online auctions, people with knowledge of the plans said. Musk, Elon Twitter Social Media Computers and the Internet Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Mobile Commerce and Payments Auctions

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Financing the net-zero transition: From planning to practice

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Financial institutions will play a leading role in the transition to a net-zero economy. To maximize the opportunity, they must make fundamental changes across portfolios and organizations. Risk & Resilience Insights Banking Climate change Risk Management

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