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3 tips to manage business growth

JPAbusiness

If you’re in business, achieving growth (i.e. increased inquiries and sales) should be a positive thing. However many businesses that experience growth don’t see the benefits automatically flow through to the bottom line (i.e. increased profits). That’s because their offerings, people, processes and systems, working capital and operations don’t have the capacity to respond and deliver successfully.

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Do Carbon Prices Affect Stock Prices?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Patrick Bolton (Imperial College London) , Adrian Lam (University of Amsterdam) , and Mirabelle Muûls (Imperial College London) , on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Editor's Note: Patrick Bolton is a Professor Economics and Finance, Mirabelle Muûls is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Imperial College London, and Adrian Lam is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Amsterdam.

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Not Every Business Is Ready To Go To Market With Viking: Here’s Why

Viking Mergers

We are committed to helping business owners achieve their desired exit. And we are committed enough to tell a client, “It is not the right time yet.” When working with an owner who wants to list their business with us, we are willing to recommend waiting. Why wouldn’t it be the right time to sell? There could be several reasons. That’s why we work with our sellers over the long term to identify areas where they can better maximize their business value and achieve their go

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Helping banks think like tech companies

Mckinsey and Company

Mambu co-founder Eugene Danilkis talks about how banks can approach core technology transformation and keep up with the fast pace of change, then offers his take on the future of human interaction.

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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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Venture Capital After SVB: Q&A With Kearney's Ben T. Smith IV

Global Finance

Ben T. Smith IV, a longtime Silicon Valley executive and currently head of the Communications, Media and Technology practice at Kearney, speaks to Global Finance about the post-SVB venture capital industry and the pace of innovation.

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Does Board Size Matter?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Dirk Jenter (London School of Economics), Thomas Schmid (Hong Kong University), and Daniel Urban (Erasmus University Rotterdam) , on Thursday, April 27, 2023 Editor's Note: Dirk Jenter is a Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Thomas Schmid is an Associate Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University, and Daniel Urban is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Economic conditions outlook during turbulent times, March 2023

Mckinsey and Company

Executives’ enthusiasm for the economy rose—and then came back to earth. Meanwhile, concerns about financial-market volatility as a risk to growth have increased.

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iLearningEngines, a leader in AI-Powered Learning Automation, to List on NASDAQ via Merger with Arrowroot Acquisition Corp.

Business Wire M&A

BETHESDA, Md. & MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iLearningEngines (“iLearningEngines” or “the Company”), a leader in AI-powered learning automation and information intelligence for corporate and educational use, announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement with Arrowroot Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:ARRW), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Arrowroot Capital, a 10 year old private equity firm specializing in enterprise software.

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Looking Behind the Curtain: Corporate due diligence of political spending essential to protect companies from growing risks

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jeanne Hanna, Bruce Freed and Karl Sandstrom, Center for Political Accountability, on Sunday, April 23, 2023 Editor's Note: Jeanne Hanna is Research Director, Bruce F. Freed is President and co-founder, and Karl J. Sandstrom is Strategic Advisor, at the Center for Political Accountability. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Corporate Political Speech: Who Decides?

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At Assa Abloy Trial: Air Of Secrecy, Judge's Cryptic Warning

Law 360 M&A

The D.C. federal judge handling the U.S. Department of Justice challenge to Assa Abloy's $4.3 billion pickup of Spectrum Brands' hardware and home improvement business delivered a cryptic warning to the parties Wednesday during proceedings that were often closed to the public.

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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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Exploring opportunities in the generative AI value chain

Mckinsey and Company

Generative AI is giving rise to an entire ecosystem, from hardware providers to application builders, that will help bring its potential for business to fruition.

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Comment on Dear Representative, FNMA Has Gone Rogue! by don

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Baggins. Some time ago I occasionally did appraisals supporting small corporate retirement investments. One I looked at was 4 four plex’s in a large group of varied R-3 properties. My subject was at the end of an easement with separate managements. Obviously, vacancies and management practices differed among all the different owners.

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A History of Securities Law in the Supreme Court

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Adam C. Pritchard (University of Florida) and Robert Thompson (Georgetown University), on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Editor's Note: Adam Pritchard is a Visiting Professor, Levin College of Law, University of Florida and Robert B. Thompson is Peter P. Weidenbruch, Jr. Professor of Business Law at Georgetown University Law Center. This post is based on the authors’ book.

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Getty Refuses To Entertain $3.95B Activist Takeover Proposal

Law 360 M&A

Getty Images has rejected a $3.95 billion takeover offer from activist investor Trillium Capital LLC, saying that without further details about why the $10 per share bid would benefit the business and shareholders, the status quo is the best path forward right now.

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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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To create lasting change, companies can draw on behavioral insights

Mckinsey and Company

In transformations and capability-building efforts, leaders struggle to turn the data they collect into action. Behavioral insights can help create a bridge between information and results.

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Lewis University and St. Augustine College Plan Merger

Business Wire M&A

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The presidents of Lewis University and St. Augustine College today announced a plan to merge both institutions, with both Boards of Trustees unanimously approving the decision. The schools will now submit an application to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to make St. Augustine College a part of Lewis University.

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The Rise of the “Occasional Activist”

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Spencer D. Klein and Tyler Miller, Morrison & Foerster LLP, on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Editor's Note: Spencer D. Klein is partner and Global Co-Chair of M&A practice and Tyler Miller is an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP. This post is based on their Morrison & Foerster memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian Bebchuk, Alon Brav, and Wei J

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We May Never See a Better Environment for Transferring Wealth. Here's Why

Machen McChesney

It may seem that there will always be time to address estate planning. However, a unique opportunity to maximize the amount of wealth that can be tax-efficiently passed to heirs will expire at the end of 2025. Furthermore, legislation could curb lifetime exemption limits even sooner. The opportunity is even more pressing because the current market downturn represents an especially advantageous time to optimize your taxable estate before markets eventually recover.

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What is AI?

Mckinsey and Company

Artificial intelligence is a machine’s ability to perform the cognitive functions we usually associate with human minds.

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HIMSS23: Health that Connects + Tech that Cares

Avanade

According to Avanade’s Rob Hazelton, Global Industry Lead, Healthcare & Life Sciences, the main ‘buzz’ at HIMSS23 could be summed up in two letters – AI.

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Four Facts About ESG Beliefs and Investor Portfolios

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Stephen Utkus (University of Pennsylvania), on Friday, April 28, 2023 Editor's Note: Stephen Utkus is Visiting Scholar at Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and Fellow at the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University. This post is based on a recent paper by Mr. Utkus; Stefano Giglio , Professor of Finance at Yale School of Management; Matteo Maggiori , Associate Professor of Finance at Stanford University Graduate School of Business; Johan

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Purdue Pharma Gets OK To Sell Over-The-Counter Business

Law 360 M&A

A New York bankruptcy judge gave pharmaceutical maker Purdue Pharma permission Tuesday to put its over-the-counter business on the auction block next month with a $397 million stalking horse bid.

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US consumers send mixed signals in an uncertain economy

Mckinsey and Company

With inflationary pressures and a tight labor market, our latest Consumer Pulse Survey shows that shoppers across America are sometimes feeling and acting in contradictory ways.

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Comment on Borrowers With Good Credit Scores to Foot the Bill for Higher Risk Borrowers by Baggins

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Pat Turner. Pat if you are going to read it, I will too. Like the author truly has a world view in favor of socialistic models, rather than capitalistic models. You’re just confused, because your mind is holding onto the ideas of fairness, equality, and just rewards from within the confines of the now antiquated late stage capitalistic model.

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Extending Dual Class Stock: A Proposal

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by David J. Berger (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati), Jill E. Fisch (University of Pennsylvania), and Steven Davidoff Solomon (University of California, Berkeley) , on Monday, April 24, 2023 Editor's Note: David J. Berger is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Jill E. Fisch is the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Steven Davidoff Solomon is Alexander F. and May T.

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EXCLUSIVE: Activision Blizzard's 'Focused Strategy Is Working,' Mobile Was Largest Segment In Q1 — And 'There's More On The Way'

Benzinga

Video game giant Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) made lots of headlines Wednesday with shares falling in response to an announcement that its pending acquisition by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) was being blocked by regulators in the United Kingdom. As shares sold off Wednesday, investors may have missed the other big headlines from the company with net bookings in the first quarter up 25% year-over-year and the company’s mobile segment seeing strong engagement.

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A monthly update on the state of the US consumer: April 2023

Mckinsey and Company

Overall consumer spending growth is slowing, but consumers still intend to splurge on select categories. Here’s the latest data from our ConsumerWise research.

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BGSF, Inc. Announces Strategic Acquisition Providing Nearshore and Offshore IT Consulting

Business Wire M&A

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BGSF, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) (“BGSF”), a growing provider of consulting, managed services and professional workforce solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Arroyo Consulting LLC, (“Arroyo” or “Arroyo Consulting”). Arroyo Consulting is a nearshore/offshore professional workforce solutions firm that specializes in IT and software development with operations in the US, Colombia and India.

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Weekly Roundup: April 21- 27, 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, April 28, 2023 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of April 21-27, 2023. The Board’s Oversight of Employee Voice Posted by Holly Fetter and Benjamin Colton, State Street Global Advisors, on Friday, April 21, 2023 Tags: employee investment , employee retention , employee voice , human resources , Oversight , strategy Anticipating Activist Attacks Posted by D

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BREAKING: UK Blocks Microsoft's $69B Takeover Of Activision

Law 360 M&A

Britain's antitrust authority said Wednesday that it has blocked Microsoft Corp.'s proposed $68.7 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard Inc. after finding that the deal could harm innovation and choice for U.K. players in the cloud-gaming market.

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Quantum technology sees record investments, progress on talent gap

Mckinsey and Company

Investors buoy established quantum start-ups, technological progress continues—though at a slower pace—and more academic institutions offer quantum programs.

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Why Are ZeroFox Shares Trading Higher Today?

Benzinga

ZeroFox Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: ZFOX ) shares gained premarket Tuesday after acquiring LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, Inc. The cybersecurity firm completed the acquisition of LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, Inc, a leader in external attack surface management and. Full story available on Benzinga.

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LGBTQ+ Board representation: identifying the barriers to entry

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Richard Socarides and Fabrice Houdart, Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors, on Monday, April 24, 2023 Editor's Note: Richard Socarides is Founder and CEO of Kozani Capital, LLC, a venture capital and corporate advisory firm, and serves on the Board of Advisors, and Fabrice Houdart is Executive Director at the Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors.

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Beware of the Gray Areas in Accounting

Machen McChesney

Accounting and auditing standards have come under scrutiny in the wake of recent high-profile bank failures. Investigations are currently underway about what went wrong with Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. But it’s likely that some “gray areas” in the accounting rules were exploited to make these organizations appear more economically secure in their year-end financial statements than they truly were.

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