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How Does Board-Shareholder Engagement Really Work?

Reynolds Holding

Board-shareholder engagement plays an important role in corporate governance. In the last decade, investors have increasingly influenced business decisions, and their activities have extended beyond the formal submission of shareholder resolutions for voting at annual meetings.

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Lawsuit Against Meta Invokes Modern Portfolio Theory To Protect Diversified Shareholders

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Frederick Alexander, The Shareholder Commons, on Friday, November 4, 2022 Editor's Note: Frederick Alexander is the CEO of the Shareholder Commons. This post is based on the class action filed against the directors of Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook, Inc.), and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here. New Lawsuit Argues that Directors Failed to Consider Portfolio Impacts of Corporate Decisions.

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How Elon Musk’s ‘war room’ of advisers transformed Twitter

Financial Times M&A

In first week as owner, the billionaire has axed management, begun mass job cuts and launched new products

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META Lesson 1: Corporate Governance

Musings on Markets

As we get deeper into earnings season for the third quarter of 2022, the biggest negative surprises are coming from technology companies, with the tech giants leading the way.

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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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Author Talks: What poker pro Annie Duke can teach you about quitting on time

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Ever been told to quit while you’re ahead, or that winners never quit? Poker player-turned decision strategist Annie Duke explains why this advice is costing you time and money. McKinsey on Books Financial Services Economic Studies Decision-making

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ESG Trends – What the boards of all companies should know about ESG regulatory trends in Europe

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Alain Pietrancosta (University of Paris) and Alexis Marraud des Grottes, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Editor's Note: Alain Pietrancosta is Professor of Law at the Sorbonne Law School at the University of Paris and Alexis Marraud des Grottes is a partner at the Paris office of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. This post is based on their recent paper.

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Can Elon Musk Make the Math Work on Owning Twitter? It’s Dicey.

NYT M&A

Musk faces financial challenges in owning Twitter. The site frequently loses money and took on $13 billion in debt for the blockbuster deal.

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How will US funding for defense technology innovation evolve?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Companies that focus on defense technology innovation will benefit from a strong understanding of the US Department of Defense budget. Aerospace & Defense Insights Defense & security United States

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Stakeholderism Silo Busting

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Aneil Kovvali (Indiana University Maurer School of Law) , on Monday, October 31, 2022 Editor's Note: Aneil Kovvali is an Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington. This post is based on his recent paper , forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review.

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Jack Dorsey rolls his stake into Elon Musk-owned Twitter

Financial Times M&A

Social media platform’s founder gives his latest show of support for takeover

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Elon Musk Is Said to Have Ordered Job Cuts Across Twitter

NYT M&A

The billionaire planned to begin layoffs as soon as Saturday, people with knowledge of the matter said. Social Media Layoffs and Job Reductions Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Appointments and Executive Changes Twitter Musk, Elon

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Bakkt to Acquire Apex Crypto

Business Wire M&A

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Bakkt Holdings, Inc.

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Statement by Chair Gensler on Final Amendments to Form N-PX

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gary Gensler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday, November 3, 2022 Editor's Note: Gary Gensler is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on his recent public statement. The views expressed in this post are those of Chair Gensler, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Staff.

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The megadeals that hint at a US M&A comeback

Financial Times M&A

Plus, Charlie Munger and his fellow China bulls pay the price, and the aluminium tycoon who became his own worst enemy

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Want Better Employee Engagement? START With Your Values!

Rhythm Systems Growth

I know, I know; you've heard it all before! These are the top things to do to retain and attract talent and increase employee engagement in your organization (insert a number of excellent reads here)!

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Stepping up: What COOs will need to succeed in 2023 and beyond

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

COOs are increasingly important to corporations, but what skills will they need to perform at their best? Business leaders weigh in. Insights on Operations Operations Leadership

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Weekly Roundup: October 28-November 3, 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, November 4, 2022 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of October 28-November 3, 2022. SEC’s New Pay Versus Performance Disclosure Rule: Important Things To Know. Posted by Eric W. Hilfers, Jonathan J. Katz and Michael L. Arnold, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, on Friday, October 28, 2022.

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Morrisons to close more than 10 per cent of McColl’s stores

Financial Times M&A

Supermarket says up to 1,300 staff affected will be offered jobs elsewhere after it bought the convenience chain in May

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The Secret Weapon for Accomplishing 100% of Your Annual Plan

Rhythm Systems Growth

Every team is focused on setting their Annual Priorities & Budget for the next year at this time of year. It's an incredible commitment of time, energy, and resources to determine the plan, not to mention what it will take to actually achieve it next year.

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Corporate Retreats Return

Global Finance

Retreats are now regaining appeal after Covid-19 lockdowns forced teams to work purely from home

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Twenty-Year Review of Audit and Non-Audit Fee Trends

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Nicole Hallas, Kayla Coello, and Sarah Keohane, Audit Analytics, Inc., on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Editor's Note: Nicole Hallas is Manager of Research Analytics, Kayla Coello is a Research Analyst and Sarah Keohane is a Data Analyst at Audit Analytics.

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US trustbusters: slaying of monster Penguin reflects mission creep

Financial Times M&A

A DoJ decision has drawn praise from Stephen King and other authors

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Diatribes Against Appraisers

Appraisers Blog

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M&A: Grocery Giants Join Forces

Global Finance

America's largest grocery chain—Kroger—intends to buy America's second largest grocery chain—Albertsons

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2022 ISS Global Benchmark Policy Survey

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra and Georgina Marshall, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. , on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications and Georgina Marshall is Global Head of Research at Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

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Biotechs look to sell royalties to raise cash in a tough market

Financial Times M&A

Companies look for alternative sources of funds after share sell-off

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Competition Advocacy Groups Want to Punch Live Nation's Ticket

Mogin Rubin M&A

What was promised in 2010 to deliver a robust pro-consumer ticketing and live events industry has created exactly the opposite 12 years later.

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Venture Capital: Pulling Back On Tech Deals

Global Finance

The difficult economic environment is deterring investors from pumping money into unprofitable, high-stakes tech ventures

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Statement by Commissioner Uyeda on Final Amendments to Form N-PX

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Mark T. Uyeda, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday, November 3, 2022 Editor's Note: Mark T. Uyeda is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on his recent public statement. The views expressed in the post are those of Commissioner Uyeda, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Staff. Thank you, Chair Gensler, and thanks to the staff for the presentation.

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Slick lawyers test the limits in distressed debt machinations

Financial Times M&A

Companies place more restrictions on the ability of creditors to sue over refinancing

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Twitter trolls bombard platform after Elon Musk takeover

The Guardian M&A

Platform says 300 accounts carried out 50,000-plus tweets in ‘organised effort to make users think firm has changed content policy’ Banned British far-right figures return within hours of takeover Heaven or hellscape – what will Musk’s Twitter look like?

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Credit Suisse Shores Up Cash

Global Finance

Credit Suisse’s share price has been halved since the start of the year amid a series of high-profile scandals

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Statement by Chair Gensler on Final Rules Regarding Clawbacks of Erroneously Awarded Compensation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gary Gensler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Sunday, October 30, 2022 Editor's Note: Gary Gensler is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on his recent public statement. The views expressed in this post are those of Chair Gensler, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Staff.

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Blackstone braves frigid debt financing market with $14bn Emerson unit deal

Financial Times M&A

Private equity firm teams up with sovereign wealth funds in buyout of US conglomerate’s climate tech arm

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Author Talks: How to learn and lead calmly through volatile times

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Three McKinsey veterans condense decades of boardroom experience and cognitive science into a guide for learning proactively and leading dynamically amid the most uncertain circumstances. McKinsey on Books Personal effectiveness Decision-making Strategy

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How Do Taxes Work With Bonuses?

Machen McChesney

Bonuses, frequently given at the end of the year, is a popular "thank you" for a job well done, and smart business owners know they can build loyalty, helping retain the most productive employees.

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