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Carve-Outs’ Popularity Soars as Businesses Pursue Growth

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr, White & Case LLP, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr are partners at White & Case LLP. This post is based on a White & Case memorandum by Mr. Pryor, Ms. Gurr, Lindsey Canning , and Jun Usami. Carve-out deals, whether conducted through a trade sale, buyout, or IPO, have become a vital tool for businesses to boost balance sheets and deliver shareholder value.

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Meet the Speakers—2022 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference: Part 2

BVR

The 2022 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference is right around the corner—read on to meet members of our planning committee

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A time for reflection – Our changing world

IVSC

Our changing world. 2021 marked a gradual return to physical meetings at the IVSC after more than a year of pandemic-inflicted restrictions.

Spac investors set for $75bn boost as redemptions loom

Financial Times M&A

Surge in blank cheque company liquidations promises respite from losses due to market downturn

Energy Industry Reacts to SEC Proposed Rules on Climate Change

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Hillary Holmes and Justine Robinson, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Monday, September 5, 2022 Editor's Note: Hillary H. Holmes is partner and Justine Robinson is an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. This post is based on a Gibson Dunn memorandum by Ms. Holmes, Ms.

LaPorte Named a 2022 Top 200 Accounting Firm

LaPorte

For the thirteenth consecutive year, LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors has been named one of the ‘Top 200 Accounting Firms’ in the country by INSIDE… The post LaPorte Named a 2022 Top 200 Accounting Firm first appeared on LaPorte. Newsworthy

Why Hire an Eminent Domain Attorney?

Appraisers Blog

Taking private property for public use is one of the most powerful government actions under the constitution. The exercise of this power is commonly known as condemnation. The power itself is referred to as the eminent domain power.

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Speech by Chair Gensler on Kennedy and Crypto

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gary Gensler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Friday, September 9, 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. Thank you. It is good to be back with SEC Speaks.

Airline retailing: How payment innovation can improve the bottom line

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Airline retailing could be worth $40 billion by 2030—a new report gives insight on how airlines can maximize this opportunity. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

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Closing your business for good

Henry Horne

Shutting down your business can be overwhelming. There’s legal paperwork to complete, liabilities to pay and assets to distribute. If you don’t fulfill these requirements, you are risking potential disputes and unnecessary fees.

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Private equity firm Thoma Bravo pulls out of Darktrace bid talks

Financial Times M&A

Shares in UK cyber security group tumble 30% on the news

Corporate Response to the War in Ukraine: Stakeholder Governance or Stakeholder Pressure?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Anete Pajuste (Stockholm School of Economics) and Anna Toniolo (Harvard Law School), on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Anete Pajuste is Professor of Finance at Stockholm School of Economics (Riga), and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance of Harvard Law School; and Anna Toniolo is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance of Harvard Law School.

The future of payments in Africa

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Innovations, entrepreneurs, and capital are reshaping Africa’s fast-growing electronic-payments landscape with solutions for consumers and businesses alike. Insights on Financial Services Payments Africa

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Year-End Tax Planning Ideas for Your Small Business

Machen McChesney

Now that Labor Day has passed, it’s a good time to think about making moves that may help lower your small business taxes for this year and next.

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Cineworld laments failure to become meme stock in unusual bankruptcy filing

Financial Times M&A

UK-based company says restructure of nearly $9bn debt and lease burden will dilute equity interests

Quarterly Activist Ownership Analysis

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Gerry Davis, Michael Verrechia, and Paul Schulman, Morrow Sodali, on Thursday, September 8, 2022 Editor's Note: Gerry Davis , Michael Verrechia , and Paul Schulman are Managing Directors at Morrow Sodali.

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New Middle Market CEO: 11 Tips to Get Started as a New CEO

Rhythm Systems Growth

What does it take to become a successful new middle market C.E.O.? Increasing Sales Annual & Quarterly Planning Accountable Leaders & Teams

How to build geopolitical resilience amid a fragmenting global order

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Organizations need to strategically invest in capabilities, people, processes, structures, and technology to navigate the risks arising from an evolving and fraught geopolitical landscape. Risk & Resilience Insights Risk management organization Operational risk management

Housebuilder Vistry agrees £1.25bn deal to buy rival Countryside

Financial Times M&A

Combined group to be led by Vistry boss Greg Fitzgerald

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Weekly Roundup: September 2-8, 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, September 9, 2022 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of September 2-8, 2022. Dealing with Activist Hedge Funds and Other Activist Investors. Posted by Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Friday, September 2, 2022.

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Is This Your Situation: Sorting Out Payroll Categories

Machen McChesney

Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees is important for both tax and financial reasons. In order to comply with federal tax laws, you've got to be crystal clear about your workers' status and keep accurate records no matter what.

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Reducing food loss: What grocery retailers and manufacturers can do

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

An estimated $600 billion worth of food is lost during or just after harvest. Can manufacturers and grocers do anything about it? Definitely—and it will be good for business, people, and the planet. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods Consumer packaged goods Retail environments

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CVS buys home healthcare group Signify Health for $8bn

Financial Times M&A

Amazon was among bidders for Texas-based company

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DGCL Amendment Merits Amending Charters and Engagement with Institutional Shareholders

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Ethan Klingsberg and Oliver Board, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Sunday, September 4, 2022 Editor's Note: Ethan Klingsberg is partner and Oliver Board is counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. This post is based on their Freshfields memorandum, and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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Restoration Value Magicians!

Appraisers Blog

And just like that, real estate appraisers from across the country have now added a new line item to their résumés, websites and marketing material: RESTORATION VALUE MAGICIAN. Oh wait, haven’t some AMCs and others already claimed to be such magicians when it comes to this topic?

The two-wheeled commute: Micromobility and your future

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Scooter skeptic? Think again. Micromobility is gaining favor with consumers worldwide—and may fast become a mainstay of urban transportation. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive Light vehicles

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Tencent increases investment in French video games maker Ubisoft

Financial Times M&A

Chinese tech giant will invest alongside the founding Guillemot family

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State Legislation Targets Company Policies on ESG

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Cydney Posner, Cooley LLP, on Thursday, September 8, 2022 Editor's Note: Cydney S. Posner is special counsel at Cooley LLP. This post is based on her Cooley memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A. Bebchuk and Roberto Tallarita; Does Enlightened Shareholder Value Add Value?

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Is Your Current Bad Debt Allowance Reasonable?

Machen McChesney

In today’s volatile market conditions, it’s important to review your accounts receivable ledger and consider writing off stale, uncollectible accounts. The methods that you’ve used in the past to evaluate bad debts may no longer make sense. Here’s how to keep your allowance up to date. Business Tax

Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, August 2022

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Growth moderates globally in an inflationary environment; the US Federal Reserve emphasizes its tightening course; Europe faces near-term energy volatility. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Strategy Economic Studies

Deals pick up in US oil and gas patch among companies flush with cash

Financial Times M&A

Transactions by producers including EQT could drive further consolidation in fractured shale industry

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Getting Out the Retail Vote: Targeting Reddit and New Social Tools in Proxy Solicitations

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Steve Lipin and Keilley Banks, Gladstone Place Partners, on Saturday, September 3, 2022 Editor's Note: Steve Lipin is founder and CEO and Keilley Banks is an analyst at Gladstone Place Partners. This post is based on their Gladstone Place memorandum.

The War on Business

Reynolds Holding

Nations and businesses often compete and clash. But the war on business has escalated in recent years as nation-states and non-state actors target specific businesses with sanctions and recriminations and new intensity and methods. The many legal, economic, and social implications are serious.

What every insurance leader should know about cloud

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Successful cloud migrations depend on knowing where the value for insurance lies in cloud and on business and IT working together. Digital Insights Insurance Cloud computing Digital strategy and organization IT cost & performance improvement Innovation Leadership

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Assassin’s Creed: Tencent determines fate favouring Ubisoft brotherhood

Financial Times M&A

A hostile takeover offer is now unlikely

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BlackRock Voting Spotlight—A Look Into the 2021-2022 Proxy Voting Year

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Sandra Boss and Michelle Edkins, BlackRock, Inc., on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Editor's Note: Sandra Boss is Global Head of Investment Stewardship and Michelle Edkins is Managing Director of Investment Stewardship at BlackRock, Inc. This post is based on their BlackRock memorandum.

Taylor Corporation Acquires Accu Copy of Greenville, Inc., to Expand Print and Packaging Footprint

Business Wire M&A

NORTH MANKATO, Minn.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)-- #digitalprint--The Occasions Group, a Taylor Corporation company, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Accu Copy of Greenville, Inc. Headquartered in Greenville, N.C.,