2022

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Navigating the ESG landscape: Comparison of the “Big Three” Disclosure Proposals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Heather Horn, Valerie Wieman, and Andreas Ohl, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Monday, October 10, 2022 Editor's Note: Heather Horn, Valerie Wieman, and Andreas Ohl are partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum.

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Perspectives Paper: Automated Valuation Models and Residential Valuations

IVSC

In October 2020 the IVSC issued its Agenda Consultation 2020 which highlighted Automatic Valuation Models (“AVMs”) as a key topic to be considered by the IVSC over the next few years.

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Complete Checklist for Selling a Business

Viking Mergers

Without proper direction, selling a business can quickly become overwhelming and chaotic. Organizing the process into concrete tasks will help keep priorities in order and ensure that important things don’t fall through the cracks. Selling a Business Checklist: #1 Gather Advisors.

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How Did the Pandemic Impact EBITDA Multiples in 2020? Explore a 12-Month Snapshot in the DealStats Value Index

BVR

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a stranglehold on the U.S.

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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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Selling Your Business?  Are Your Earnings “Quality Earnings”?

RC & Co.

Brett Cooper , CPA•ABV, ASA•BV/IA, BVAL, CRFAC. In our valuation and advisory practice , we routinely need quality, timely information on publicly traded companies and on private transactions in the M&A marketplace. Our go-to source for such information is TagniFi.

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Business Valuation Approaches

Smith Schafer

How would you value a business? The three approaches appraisers use to value a business are essentially a matter of common sense. You start with the balance sheet and adjust the book values of assets and liabilities to their market values.

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Marketing & AdTech Startup Valuation: Multiples + Full Guide

Sharp Sheets

According to a recent research, the global ad tech software market is projected to reach $30 billion by 2026, growing at 7.9% CAGR from 2019-26.

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Valuation: The Market Value Formula

Smith Schafer

The words “Business Value” or “ Business Valuation ” by themselves hold more than a singular definition. The complexity of business valuations, makes it challenging to fully grasp what is involved in the process of valuing a company.

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M&A Advisor Tip: Deal killers: The I-do-everything seller

Exit Strategy

Some sellers come down with a dangerous case of “I am so great” when they meet potential buyers. It’s all, “I did this. That was my idea. I’m in charge of that. I’m the one driving growth.” And if you have a valuable business that’s attracting buyers – you are great!

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The Relationship Between S&P 500 P/E Ratios and US Interest Rates

Value Scope

Download the white paper here. As a follow up to our more comprehensive 2017 paper and 2018 paper , this paper will strictly focus on the historical and current relationship between the S&P 500 P/E Ratio and US Interest Rates, updated to November 2022.

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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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IVS General Standards Improvement Project

IVSC

IVS General Standards Improvement Project. In 2023 the IVSC will launch a public consultation on proposed changes to the International Valuation Standards (IVS).

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3 Benefits of Proper Business Exit Planning

Viking Mergers

Proper business exit planning means much more than just an owner trying to maximize the selling price of a business.

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4Q 2020 U.S. Economic Performance Indicators at a Glance: GDP, Consumer Spending, and Unemployment

BVR

In today’s constantly changing and evolving economy, business valuators must have a firm grasp of the current state in order to successfully complete a business valuation engagement.

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Twitter vs. Musk: The Complaint

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Anna Restuccia (Harvard Law School), on Thursday, July 14, 2022 Editor's Note: This post provides the text of the complaint filed in on July 12, 2022 by Twitter in its widely-followed case against Elon Musk.

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How cyber governance and disclosures are closing the gaps in 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Chuck Seets and Pat Niemann, EY, on Sunday, October 2, 2022 Editor's Note: Chuck Seets is Americas Assurance Cybersecurity Leader and Pat Niemann is Americas Audit Committee Forum Leader at EY. This post is based on their EY memorandum. Cybersecurity is reaching an inflection point.

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Poised for Change? Boardroom Diversity Survey

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Melissa Aguilar, KPMG Board Leadership Center, on Monday, July 11, 2022 Editor's Note: Melissa Aguilar is Director of Content Creation at the KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP. This post is based on her KPMG memorandum.

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It Pays For Companies To Leave Russia

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld (Yale School of Management), on Friday, June 24, 2022 Editor's Note: Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld is the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management at the Yale School of Management. This post is based on a recent paper by Prof.

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Cybersecurity + ESG for the Global Capital Markets

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jonathan R. Everhart, Global ReEnergy Holdings, on Thursday, September 15, 2022 Editor's Note: Jonathan R. Everhart is Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Global ReEnergy Holdings. This post is based on Global ReEnergy Holdings memorandum by Mr. Everhart.

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The Irrelevance of Delaware Corporate Law

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Robert J. Rhee (University of Florida), on Friday, September 30, 2022 Editor's Note: Robert J. Rhee is John H. and Marylou Dasburg Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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Corporate Racial Equity Tracker

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Kavya Vaghul and Ashley Marchand Orme, JUST Capital, on Monday, June 20, 2022 Editor's Note: Kavya Vaghul is Senior Director of Research and Ashley Marchand Orme is Director of Corporate Equity at JUST Capital. This post is based on a JUST Capital memorandum by Ms. Vaghul, Ms.

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ESG Global Study 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jessica Ground, Capital Group, on Friday, June 17, 2022 Editor's Note: Jessica Ground is Global Head of ESG at the Capital Group. This post is based on her Capital Group memorandum. Executive summary. ESG adoption is on the rise, fuelled by client demand and a desire to make an impact.

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Perspectives Paper: Rethinking Brand Value

IVSC

The limitation of the current reporting frameworks to convey value creation and preservation activities is largely because the prevailing value creation strategies that existed when the standards were enacted decades ago, have evolved.

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10 Proactive Tips For a First-Time Business Seller 

Viking Mergers

Selling a business is a complex process. There’s far more to it than most business owners realize. These ten proactive tips will help a first-time seller prepare to sell their business for the highest value. . Use a Professional Advisor .

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Treasure Trove of Data in the 2021 Business Reference Guide

BVR

Business valuation experts can find a great deal of useful information in the Business Reference Guide (BRG) by Tom West, which has been updated for 2021.

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EU Taxonomy and the Future of Reporting

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Holly Pettingale, Stéphane de Maupeou, and Peter Reilly, FTI Consulting, on Monday, April 4, 2022 Editor's Note: Holly Pettingale is Director and Stéphane de Maupeou and Peter Reilly are Senior Directors at FTI Consulting. This post is based on an FTI Consulting memorandum by Ms.

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Cybersecurity Disclosures What Progress has been made?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., on Monday, December 5, 2022 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications at Institutional Shareholder Services. This post is based on an ISS Corporate Solutions memorandum by Senior Editor, Paul Hodgson.

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Boards: Stepping Up as Stewards of Sustainability

Harvard Corporate Governance

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SEC Press Release provides Compliance Checklist for Corporations

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Anita B. Bandy, Raquel Fox, and Andrew Hanson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Friday, December 30, 2022 Editor's Note: Anita B. Bandy and Raquel Fox and are partners and Andrew Hanson is associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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How Issuers and Investors Can Find Common Ground on ESG

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by James Killerlane, BNY Mellon, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Editor's Note: James Killerlane is the Corporate Secretary, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel of BNY Mellon. This post is based on a BNY Mellon report.

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Linking Executive Compensation to ESG Performance

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Merel Spierings, The Conference Board, Inc., on Sunday, November 27, 2022 Editor's Note: Merel Spierings is a Researcher for the ESG Center at The Conference Board.

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Seven Key Considerations for a Reverse Stock Split by a Delaware Corporation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jeremy Barr, Valerie Ford Jacob, and Pamela Marcogliese, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Sunday, November 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Jeremy Barr is Counsel, Valerie Ford Jacob is Global Co-head of Capital Markets & Partner, and Pamela Marcogliese is a Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

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Shareholder Voting Trends (2018-2022)

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Matteo Tonello, The Conference Board, Inc., on Saturday, November 5, 2022 Editor's Note: Matteo Tonello is Managing Director of ESG Research at The Conference Board, Inc.

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Perspectives Paper: Human Capital

IVSC

In Part 1 of our series , we examined the Case for Realigning Reporting Standards with Modern Value Creation. While long acknowledged as a challenge of common accounting frameworks and related financial reporting regimes, a tipping point has seemingly been reached.

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Why You Should Keep Personal & Business Expenses Separate

Viking Mergers

Running personal expenses through your business may not seem like a big deal, but this practice can cause problems you may not have considered. Here are a few reasons why you should keep your personal and business expenses separate.

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Insights, Tips, and Practical Advice From the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference

BVR

The 2020 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Conference held this past November was loaded with great speakers and interesting sessions—so much so that we can’t include everything. Here are some key takeaways from the early sessions we attended. business valuation standards & regulations