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Appraisers the Convenient Scapegoats

Appraisers Blog

The appraisers are the convenient scapegoats every time. Anytime the real estate market takes a hit, 99% of the time it is because of banking and lending practices. The appraisers are the convenient scapegoats every time.

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The Top 15 Anticipated ESG-Related Considerations That Will Influence Strategy in 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Dan Romito, Pickering Energy Partners, on Saturday, December 31, 2022 Editor's Note: Dan Romito is Consulting Partner at Pickering Energy Partners. This post is based on his Pickering Energy Partners memorandum.

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Advisor Feature: Jackson Payne in Greenville, SC

Viking Mergers

As a former college basketball coach and the CFO of a small business, Jackson Payne has always had a passion for helping others achieve their goals.

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Go Beyond The Operating Cash Flow Formula

Redpath

Forecasting your operating cash flow can help your business tremendously. There’s a simple formula, but you will want to customize it to work best for you. Accounting CFO

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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 metaverse: Driving value in the mobility sector

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Although a fully immersive, interconnected metaverse remains years away, mobility stakeholders can already capture real business value from the technologies designed to enable it. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive Marketing & Sales

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2022 U.S. CEO Outlook

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by John Rodi, KPMG LLP, on Thursday, January 5, 2023 Editor's Note: John Rodi is the leader of the KPMG Board Leadership Center (BLC). This post is based on his KPMG memorandum. Overview. On the heels of the pandemic, CEOs are now facing another turbulent period.

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Bias and Discrimination in Reports, Yes or No?

Appraisers Blog

Appraisers, should we include discussion of B&D in our reports? Wait, What?? Bondage and Discipline? No, not that. Bias and Discrimination. Yes, it must be addressed very clearly.

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Digital transformations: The five talent factors that matter most

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Setting up a winning digital and advanced-analytics organization is hard. Decisions about talent and technology will often determine the transformation’s success. Digital Insights Management consulting Digital strategy and organization

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The board’s role: building trust in a multi-stakeholder world

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Paul DeNicola, and Matt DiGuiseppe, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Leader, Paul DeNicola is Principal, and Matt DiGuiseppe is Managing Director at the Governance Insights Center at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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2023 Investment and Market Updates: A Review of the Worst Year Since 1871

Brian DeChesare

Any discussion of the financial markets in 2022 needs to acknowledge one important fact upfront: it was the worst year for stocks and bonds since at least 1871.

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Airbus: aerospace giant should beware geeks bearing gifts

Financial Times M&A

Diversifications into cyber security are tricky for defence investors to assess

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Two Proven Growth Strategies for Business Owners

Biz Equity

If growth is a 2023 goal for your business owner clients, you can enhance the value you bring to those important relationships by helping them understand and implement different strategies for increasing their company’s valuation

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Activating Sustainability in the Boardroom

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Laura Sanderson, Sarah Galloway, Russell Reynolds Associates, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 Editor's Note: Laura Sanderson co-leads the Board and CEO Advisory Partners in Europe and Sarah Galloway is co-head of the Global Sustainability Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates.

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No Rest For The Weary

Global Finance

Corporates and banks face a tight deadline to finalize migration from Libor

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Unlocking the industrial potential of robotics and automation

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Results from the 2022 McKinsey Global Industrial Robotics Survey reveal that industrial companies are set to spend heavily on robotics and automation. However, many will need help to complete the journey.

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Standard Chartered/First Abu Dhabi Bank: better performance is no guarantee of a deal

Financial Times M&A

The lender should be attractive to other Gulf bidders but diplomacy will be needed

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2022 U.S. Shareholder Activism and Activist Settlement Agreements

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Melissa Sawyer, Lauren Boehmke and Susan Lindsay, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, on Thursday, January 5, 2023 Editor's Note: Melissa Sawyer , Lauren Boehmke are partners and Susan M. Lindsay is counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

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What New Successes Can You Strive For in 2023

BV Specialists

We all know about new year’s resolutions from a personal perspective, along with the challenges these can bring in accomplishing them both in the short and long term.

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The Standard Business Mileage Rate Is Going Up in 2023

Machen McChesney

Although the national gas price is a bit lower than it was a year ago, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business will increase in 2023.

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Cineworld to seek buyers for all its assets

Financial Times M&A

Rival AMC has shown interest in acquiring some of chain’s cinemas in US and Europe

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2023 Annual Letter to Boards

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Pamela Marcogliese, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Friday, January 6, 2023 Editor's Note: Pamela Marcogliese is a Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. This post is based on her Freshfields piece. Introduction. Against a backdrop of challenging macroeconomic forces, our 2023 annual letter to boards is one that emphasizes understanding and preparing for the additional hurdles that will compound and be compounded by these macroeconomic forces.

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From sci-fi to reality: Autonomous driving in China

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

New technologies and regulations have made autonomous driving possible. In this changing landscape, the strategic roles of manufacturers may vary. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive

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2023 Q1 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines For Businesses and Other Employers

Machen McChesney

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2023. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. If you have questions about filing requirements, contact us.

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Salesforce: departures hint at changes to M&A strategy 

Financial Times M&A

Any suggestion of new deals should prove unpopular

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How Companies Should Approach Shareholder Proposals This Proxy Season

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Shaun J. Mathew, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Editor's Note: Shaun J. Mathew is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. This post is based on a Kirkland & Ellis memorandum by Mr. Matthew, Sarkis Jebejian , Sophia Hudson and Christina Thomas.

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World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews Potential Sale, Return Of Former Chief Vince McMahon; Stock Soars

Benzinga

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc (NYSE: WWE ) shares are gaining in the after-hours session on the news report that the company could be exploring a potential sale.

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Alchemer Acquires Apptentive, Market-Leading Mobile Feedback Platform

Business Wire M&A

LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Alchemer – a global leader in experience management and enterprise feedback technology – announced today the acquisition of Apptentive, the industry leader in mobile feedback technology.

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Five big finance questions for 2023

Financial Times M&A

It’s shaping up to be another eventful year for dealmaking

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Crisis prevention and readiness

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Claudia H. Allen, David A. Brown, and Patrick A. Lee, KPMG LLP, on Monday, January 2, 2023 Editor's Note: David A. Brown is leader, Claudia H. Allen and Patrick A. Lee are senior advisors at KPMG LLP. This post is based on their KPMG memorandum. Crisis prevention and readiness. Crisis prevention and readiness have taken on greater urgency for management and boards as corporate crises—frequently self-inflicted— continue to make headlines.

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IRS Announces 2023 Standard Mileage Rates and Vehicle Value Limitations

ThomsonReuters

IRS Notice 2023-03 (Dec. 29, 2022); IRS News Release IR-2022-234 (Dec. 29, 2022). Notice. News Release.

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How Social Connections and Information Leaks Affect the Stock Prices of Takeover  Targets

Reynolds Holding

The stock prices of takeover targets typically increase substantially prior to merger announcements [1] This increase attracts considerable public attention because it is usually perceived to be associated with the leaking of inside information.

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Funeral provider Dignity in talks with consortium over £262mn takeover

Financial Times M&A

Cash offer represents a 23% premium to Tuesday’s closing share price

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D&O Insurers as ESG Monitors

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Amelia Miazad (UC Davis School of Law), on Friday, January 6, 2023 Editor's Note: Amelia Miazad is a Professor at the UC Davis School of Law. This post is based on her recent paper. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance (discussed on the Forum here ) and Will Corporations Deliver to All Stakeholders? discussed on the Forum here ) both by Lucian A.

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Real-world data quality: What are the opportunities and challenges?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Growth in the availability and variety of real-world data, including nonhealth sources of data, opens up new opportunities, as well as challenges, in their application to real-world evidence and improving health outcomes. Insights on Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals

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Federal Trade Commission Proposes to Invalidate Non-Compete Agreements

National Law Review M&A

Barry P. Kaltenbach Richard W. Warren Robert T. Zielinski Jurisdiction: All Federal Type of Law: Labor & Employment Antitrust & Trade Regulation Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation / Trial Practice Law Office Management

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Gridiron Completes Investment In Deposition Solutions Co.

Law 360 M&A

Connecticut-based investment firm Gridiron Capital LLC announced Thursday that it has completed its investment in Atlanta-based Esquire Deposition Solutions, which provides reporting, video and interpreting services for law firms and corporations

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