2022

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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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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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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Business Valuation for Buy-Sell Agreements

Chris Curtain

How to Value a Company for Buy-Sell Agreements Buy-Sell Agreements for Closely Held Companies and Their Value As a business owner, you are likely familiar with the importance of a buy-sell agreement.

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.

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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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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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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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.

ESG Ratings: A Compass without Direction

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Brian Tayan (Stanford University), on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Editor's Note: Brian Tayan is a researcher with the Corporate Governance Research Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

IVSC Valuation Webinar Series 2022, sponsored by Kroll

IVSC

The IVSC Valuation Webinar Series, sponsored by Kroll, returns from 2 nd –10 th June 2022 with a programme of thought-provoking panel discussions.

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.

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.

Business Valuations for Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer, and IRS Gifting

Chris Curtain

Plan for Your Business Future Starting with a Certified Business Appraisal Estate Planning Starts with Knowing Your Company’s Value If you are a business owner, you have likely considered obtaining a business appraisal of your enterprise.

ESG Disclosure Trends in SEC Filings

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maia Gez, Era Anagnosti, and Taylor Pullins, White & Case LLP, on Sunday, July 17, 2022 Editor's Note: Maia Gez , Era Anagnosti , and Taylor Pullins are partners at White & Case LLP. This post is based on a White & Case memorandum by Ms. Gez, Ms.

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The Critical Role of the Board Chair in Driving Board Performance

Harvard Corporate Governance

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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.

How to Identify Top ESG Priorities

Harvard Corporate Governance

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An Early Look at the 2022 Proxy Season

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Hannah Orowitz, Rajeev Kumar, and Lee Anne Hagel, Georgeson LLC, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Editor's Note: Hannah Orowitz is Head of ESG, Rajeev Kumar is Senior Managing Director, and Lee Anne Hagel is Director at Georgeson LLC. This post is based on a Georgeson memorandum by Ms.

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Private Company Boards Need Outside Directors

Harvard Corporate Governance

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Proxy Season 2022: Early Trends in Executive Compensation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Amit Batish, Equilar, Inc., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Editor's Note: Amit Batish is Director of Content at Equilar, Inc. This post is based on an Equilar memorandum by Mr. Batish and Courtney Yu.

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The Importance of (and challenges with) Valuing Intangibles

IVSC

Comment: The importance of (and challenges with) valuing intangibles. Jeremy Stuber is a global equity analyst at Newton Investment Management , leading on valuation and accounting issues across all sectors.

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 .

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.

Here’s What You Should Know About Intellectual Property Valuation

Chris Curtain

How to Value My Company’s Intellectual Property The Importance of Knowing Your IP’s Value As businesses continue to globalize and modernize in the present day, many are incorporating more technology and non-physical assets into their companies.

Tech Companies Lean on Cyber to Go Faster and Gain Trust

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Alex Holt, Mark Gibson, and Vijay Jajoo, KPMG LLP, on Sunday, August 21, 2022 Editor's Note: Alex Holt is Global Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Mark Gibson is U.S.

A Tale of Two Networks: Common Ownership and Product Market Rivalry

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Florian Ederer (Yale) and Bruno Pellegrino (University of Maryland), on Friday, May 20, 2022 Editor's Note: Florian Ederer is Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management, and Bruno Pellegrino is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.

How Gold Medal Boards Prioritize Their Time

Harvard Corporate Governance

2022 Say on Pay & Proxy Results

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Todd Sirras, Austin Vanbastelaer, and Justin Beck, Semler Brossy LLC, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Todd Sirras is a Managing Director, Justin Beck is a Consultant, and Austin Vanbastelaer is a Senior Consultant at Semler Brossy LLC.

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ESG + Incentives 2022 Report

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by John Borneman, Jennifer Teefey, and Matthew Mazzoni, Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC, on Monday, August 22, 2022 Editor's Note: John Borneman is Managing Director, and Jennifer Teefey and Matthew Mazzoni are Senior Associates at Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC.

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Genuine Commitment and Explicit Net Zero Targets

Harvard Corporate Governance

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Enhancing the Transparency of ESG Investing and Stewardship

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Nichol Garzon-Mitchell, Glass, Lewis & Co., on Monday, June 27, 2022 Editor's Note: Nichol Garzon-Mitchell is Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Glass, Lewis & Co. This post is based on her Glass Lewis memorandum.

Perspectives Paper: Defining & Estimating Social Value

IVSC

Following the publication of our first Perspectives Paper in this series on Social Value in November 2020, the IVSC’s Social Value Working Group has issued a further paper to explore some of the issues in more detail.

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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.

Meet The Speakers—2022 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference

BVR

The 2022 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference is just a little over a month away! Take a moment to meet a trio of our speakers. forensic accounting expert testimony

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What is a Discount for Lack of Marketability?

Chris Curtain

How Does a DLOM Affect My Company’s Value? How to Understand DLOM How Discounts for Lack of Marketability (DLOM) May Impact Your Business Valuation If you are a business owner, you have likely considered obtaining a business appraisal of your enterprise.