November, 2022

Tips for Developing Your Economic Overview

BVR

Understanding all of the elements that go into valuing your business can seem like an overwhelming task. But A Field Guide to Business Valuation has insights to make it less of a challenge. With this post, we focus on Chapter 6

Boards: Stepping Up as Stewards of Sustainability

Harvard Corporate Governance

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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.

An Adventure in Acquisition Entrepreneurship

Viking Mergers

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Ken Massey, owner of Autumnwood Designs , to discuss his experience as a business owner. In 2021, Ken ventured into the world of “acquisition entrepreneurship” – and joined the ranks of a growing number of success stories.

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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.

Liverpool FC sale explored by US owners Fenway Sports Group

Financial Times M&A

Move comes months after Chelsea was sold to consortium led by American financier Todd Boehly for £2.5bn

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Columbia Law School to Hold 2022 Conference on M&A and Corporate Governance

Reynolds Holding

On December 2, 2022, Columbia Law School will hold its 2022 Conference on Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance. The event is co-sponsored by the school’s Ira M.

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Professional Insights: Stephanie Sparvero – Bloomberg

IVSC

Stephanie Sparvero Global Head of Evaluated Pricing (BVAL) Stephanie Sparvero is the Global Head of Bloomberg’s Evaluated Pricing Service – BVAL.

How to Value a Business: One Part Art…One Part Science

Viking Mergers

In order to sell your business for top dollar, you must demonstrate its value. That value is based on a lot of numbers and calculations, but it also includes factors that can be harder to capture on paper.

Increase to the solar investment tax credit

Henry Horne

With the recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act in August, the Solar Investment Tax Credit saw some changes. For 2021 the Solar Tax Credit allowed a dollar-for-dollar tax offset with no limit for 26% of the cost to install solar on your property.

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Taiwan’s bank problem for companies expanding abroad

Financial Times M&A

Country lacks a global or even regional lender that could accompany its industry in an internationalisation push

Can Shareholder Lawsuits Police Companies’ Climate Disclosures?

Reynolds Holding

In March 2022, the SEC proposed mandatory climate disclosures for public companies. [1] 1] While climate activist investors applauded the proposed rules, opponents lamented their scope and cost, arguing that the SEC lacks the authority to promulgate such rules.

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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Startup Valuation: navigating opportunity

Equidam

“Every number in your valuation has to have a story that’s attached to it. And every story you tell me about a company has to have a number attached.”.

Business Owners: Are You a Do-It-Yourselfer? 

Viking Mergers

Do you like to handle projects around the house on your own? Do you only call in the pros for the really tough stuff? Or maybe you draw the line at electrical or plumbing, where the risk of failure can be much more costly? If that sounds like you, I can certainly relate.

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Meet the Team

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

In each “Meet the Team” segment, we highlight a different professional on our Auto Dealer Industry team. This week we highlight Harrison Holt, Financial Analyst. Harrison Holt began his valuation career at Mercer Capital as an intern in the summer of 2019.

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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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Corporate Governance Beyond the Shareholder and Stakeholder Models

Reynolds Holding

In a new paper, we compare the main models of corporate governance (Schoenmaker, Schramade and Winter, 2022). One is the stakeholder model, which recognizes that companies have responsibilities to society that are broader than just making a profit.

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.

10 smart moves for real estate investors and operators at year’s end

LaPorte

(authored by RSM US LLP) As we close the books on 2022, RSM’s real estate senior analyst Scott Helberg shares 10 important year-end resolutions for real estate investors to consider. The post 10 smart moves for real estate investors and operators at year’s end first appeared on LaPorte. Real Estate

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Why You Should Think Like a Buyer When Selling a Business

Viking Mergers

At Viking Mergers & Acquisitions, we provide personalized and professional business brokerage services to buyers and sellers. Selling a business takes a great deal of consideration and research to avoid leaving money on the table at closing.

Even in the metaverse, women remain locked out of leadership roles

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Five early indicators on women in the metaverse reveal gender inequality—especially in the leadership creating and setting metaverse standards. Diversity and Inclusion High Tech & Internet Women & Leadership Organization Diversity

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Gay dating app Grindr soars on stock market debut

Financial Times M&A

Price rise supercharged by widespread share redemptions before Spac merger

The FTX Collapse: Why Did Due Diligence, Regulation, and Governance Evaporate?

Reynolds Holding

FTX [1] is a Bahamas-based cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2019 that, at its peak in 2021, had over 1 million users, making it the world’s third largest crypto exchange by volume.

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.

Mistakes Rookie Internal Auditors Make and How to Fix Them

Internal Audit 360

GUEST BLOG POST. A ll human beings are creatures who change with their environment and circumstances, who hopefully grow and develop with experience, particularly their work experience. But all processionals have to start somewhere.

2022 Year-End Tax Considerations

LaPorte

2022 brought legislative changes and other tax concerns that may affect year-end planning. Whether you are planning for a business or for your family, there… The post 2022 Year-End Tax Considerations first appeared on LaPorte. Tax Services

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How To Sell Your Business with a PPP Loan

Sun Acquisitions

Perhaps you’ve asked, “Can I sell my business if I got a PPP loan?”. The long and short is yes, it’s possible, however, there’s a series of considerations from the Small Business Administration (SBA), the holder of your PPP loan debt that you need to comply with.

Binance re-enters Japanese crypto market with Sakura Exchange acquisition

Financial Times M&A

Purchase comes in wake of heightened scrutiny on sector after collapse of FTX

Insider Trading and Clinical Drug Trials

Reynolds Holding

For at least a quarter century, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has pursued claims of unlawful insider trading where the information at issue was material to the stock price of the sponsor of a clinical trial.

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The corporate director’s guide to overseeing deals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Paul DeNicola, Colin Wittmer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Monday, November 28, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Leader, Paul DeNicola is Principal, and Colin Wittmer is Deals Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

REAG vs. Business Broker

Scott Mashuda

Investment Bank vs. Business Broker: Which Should You Choose? When it comes to growing your business , enhancing your capabilities or transferring ownership , as an investment bank, REAG empowers clients to exceed expectations and achieve their objectives.

Digital twins: Flying high, flexing fast

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Digital design and product development can provide new ways to solve complex problems. Getting implementation right means thoughtfully translating big ideas into boots on the ground. Insights on Operations Aerospace High Tech & Internet Digital Operations

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How to Set Up and Maintain Payroll Policies

Machen McChesney

The endgame is accurate and timely employee paychecks. How do you get there? Have a payroll plan that outlines what the procedures are to get to your goal. Payroll, HR & Benefits

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Wall Street banks fail to find buyers for $2.4bn in Tenneco debt

Financial Times M&A

Investors balk at loan and bond to fund Apollo buyout of car parts maker as hung deals pile up

Do Individual Directors Matter?

Reynolds Holding

A fundamental question in corporate governance research is whether the board of directors affects firm value. Some argue that directors contribute no additional value to the firm and may even lower its value if they act only as a rubber stamp on the CEO’s decisions.

Building Effective Cybersecurity Governance

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Orla Cox and Hetal Kanji, FTI Consulting , on Thursday, November 10, 2022 Editor's Note: Orla Cox and Hetal Kanji are Directors of Strategic Communications, and Simon Onyons is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. This post is based on their FTI memorandum. Executive Summary.

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