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Women in the boardroom

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Kevin Tracey, Karen Edelman, and Karen Bowman, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 Editor's Note: Kevin Tracey is Leader of the Global Boardroom Program, Karen Edelman is Senior Editor, and Karen Bowman is US Automotive Leader, Global CXO Program Leader, and Member of the Board of Directors at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

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New edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS) published

IVSC

Latest edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS) published The International Valuation Standards (IVS) are globally recognised, principles-based standards that form the foundation of valuation for all assets and liabilities. Developed by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and utilised by professionals in over 100 countries, IVS play a crucial role in enhancing the quality, comparability, and transparency of valuations.

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Why so many bad bosses still rise to the top

Mckinsey and Company

Narcissism. Overconfidence. Low EQ. Why do we persist in selecting for leadership traits that hamper organizational progress—and leave the right potential leaders in the wrong roles?

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Sony and Apollo in Talks to Acquire Paramount

NYT M&A

After letting exclusive talks with the movie studio Skydance lapse, Paramount’s directors met over the weekend and decided to negotiate with all the suitors.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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Saudi Arabia Near Deal For Stake In Gold, Copper Mine Project In Pakistan's Troubled Province

Benzinga

Saudi Arabia's Manara Minerals is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire a minority stake in Pakistan’s Reko Diq gold and copper mine project. The project, located in the commodity-rich province of Balochistan , is on track to start production by 2028. According to Bloomberg and the state-run Radio Pakistan, the official announcement could come within a few weeks.

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Why is the $180bn games industry shedding thousands of staff?

The Guardian M&A

Despite healthy sales, publishers such as Epic Games and Activision Blizzard are making hundreds of employees redundant – which may radically reshape the industry It is widely agreed that 2023 was a stellar year for video games. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom , Baldur’s Gate 3 , Alan Wake 2 , Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 … barely a week passed without some blockbuster hit or independent gem.

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The School Bell Rings: Time for Class!

Musings on Markets

Continuing an annual ritual of long standing, ahead of starting my spring teaching at NYU starting in a couple of weeks, I would like to invite you, if you are interested, to come along for the ride. I know! I know! Most of you are not enrolled at NYU, paying nosebleed prices, and that is prerequisite to be in the classroom, but thanks to technology and a loose reading of the rules that constrain me, you can get a close approximation of the classroom experience, wherever you are in the world, wi

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The Tragic Investment Banker Death: Should Senior Bankers Go to Jail for Killing Their Junior Staff?

Brian DeChesare

In case you’ve been offline for the past few days, it has happened yet again: An investment banker has died on the job. You can read about it in various threads on Wall Street Oasis , Reddit , eFinancialCareers , LinkedIn, and more, so I won’t repeat the full details here. In short, this banker was an Associate in the FIG team at Bank of America and had a very accomplished track record before joining the firm.

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How Revenue-Based Financing and Venture Capital Work Together

Lighter Capital

As non-dilutive funding solutions attract more interest from SaaS entrepreneurs, venture capital (VC) investors are seeing an increasing number of startups who have used them for their growth and working capital needs, many times combining revenue-based financing (RBF) with a term loan, or other types of debt financing. These flexible SaaS financing solutions scale with a business’ growth, enabling tech entrepreneurs to focus on their startups without giving up equity, signing personal guarant

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Redpath Leaps into Modernity at Securian Center

Redpath

Saint Paul, MN (May 8, 2024) - In a significant stride towards modernization and a renewal of their commitment to remain headquartered in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, Redpath and Company—one of Minnesota's leading accounting firms—completed their office relocation from the Alliance Bank Center to the Securian Center. Now located at 400 Robert Street North in Suite 1600, the office move marks a pivotal moment in the company's journey, aligning with its vision for growth, innovation, and cultur

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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Tornetta v. Musk: Post-Trial Opinion

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Anna Restuccia (Harvard Law School), on Thursday, February 1, 2024 Editor's Note: This post provides the text of the post-trial opinion regarding the case between Richard J. Tornetta on behalf of Tesla, Inc. against Elon Musk, decided by the Delaware Court of Chancery on January 30, 2024. This post is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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Glass Lewis, ISS Split On Chevron-Hess Deal Guidance

Law 360 M&A

Hess Corp. shareholders got mixed advice from the two leading proxy advisory firms on whether to vote in favor of a $53 billion takeover by Chevron Corp., further muddling the oil and gas giants' path to closing the mega-deal amid an ongoing dispute with Exxon Mobil Corp.

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Gen AI talent: Your next flight risk

Mckinsey and Company

Active users of gen AI are high value and in demand—and in many cases, poised to quit. New research reveals how to attract them, keep them engaged, and motivate them to stay put.

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Former Twitter Executives Sue Elon Musk for $128 Million

NYT M&A

The plaintiffs, including Parag Agrawal, the former chief executive, are asking for severance after they lost their jobs during Mr. Musk’s 2022 takeover of the company.

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Mastering Intent Data: Understanding its Importance & Best Practices

Speaker: Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

In this webinar, Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union and business strategist, will take you through the ABCs of intent data. You'll learn how to effectively use it to drive business results, with practical tips on how to leverage both company and contact intent data to maximize your marketing efforts. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just getting started, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.

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Glencore-Anglo American Tie-Up Makes More Sense Than BHP Offer, Analyst Says

Benzinga

Diversified miners Glencore (OTC: GLNCY ) and Anglo American (OTC: NGLOY ) offer a better match than that proposed in BHP Group ‘s (NYSE: BHP ) offer for Anglo, RBC Capital Markets analyst Marina Calero said in a note to clients on Friday. Last week, Australia-headquartered BHP said it had made a $39 billion offer for London-based Anglo, which swiftly rejected the proposal as too low.

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Bitcoin hits new record high above $70,000; US investor ends Currys chase – business live

The Guardian M&A

Live, rolling coverage of business, economics and financial markets as exchange-traded funds help biggest cryptocurrency rally Good morning, and welcome to our live coverage of business, economics and financial markets. Bitcoin went through a deep “crypto winter” after hitting its previous heights, but after a remarkable rally it is now hitting new heights above $71,000.

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AMA: Dustin Siggins, founder of Proven Media Solutions

Vested

We spoke to Dustin Siggins, the founder of Proven Media Solutions , about how to juggle family and working lives, and why doing a handful of things well is the route to success.

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The Seven Samurai: How Big Tech Rescued the Market in 2023!

Musings on Markets

I was planning to finish my last two data updates for 2024, but decided to take a break and look at the seven stocks (Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia and Tesla) which carried the market in 2023. While I will use the "Magnificent Seven" moniker attached by these companies by investors and the media, my preference would have been to call them the Seven Samurai.

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Comment on Fannie & Freddie’s AI Appraisal Photo Recognition by Chase Pursley

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Mary Cummins. > I doubt it will know all appliance brands since the 1920’s Just wanted to point out that this is exactly the type of thing that AI vision models are extremely good at (matching things from their enormous training library). Feel free to test this by dropping some old appliance photos into Gemini, GPT vision, etc. But on the other things, you’re spot-on.

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How to Measure Your Way to Product-Market Fit

Lighter Capital

Whether your business is just starting to focus more heavily on product-market fit, or if the goal is to raise money so you can continue to grow, today’s market is proof that customer focus will remain a critical element in success. Whatever stage in the game you’re at, here’s some wisdom you can take to the bank: don’t get tunnel vision when raising money.

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Building a Strong Cash Flow Forecast

Redpath

A strong cash flow forecast that accurately predicts cash position over the desired period is mission-critical for nearly every business. Building a strong cash flow forecast model up to a few weeks or months can be straightforward with available data and a few unknowns. However, longer-term cash flow forecasts–needed for business sustainability and strategic planning–are more complex.

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Why good boards make bad decisions

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Paul DeNicola, and Catie Hall, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Sunday, February 11, 2024 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is a Leader, Paul DeNicola is a Principal, and Catie Hall is a Director at the Governance Insights Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum. Introduction A widely accepted notion is that corporate boards function like well-oiled machines.

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Klobuchar Reintroduces Sweeping Antitrust Reform Bill

Law 360 M&A

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., reintroduced sweeping legislation Thursday aimed at restoring competition by strengthening antitrust laws to help enforcers better deal with harmful conduct and mergers, garnering support from the American Antitrust Institute, Consumer Reports and others.

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What is artificial general intelligence (AGI)?

Mckinsey and Company

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is a theoretical AI system with capabilities that rival those of a human. Many researchers believe we are still decades, if not centuries, away from achieving AGI.

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Sony in Talks to Join a Bid to Buy Paramount

NYT M&A

The company and Apollo Global Management are discussing a joint effort, even as Paramount conducts exclusive merger negotiations with Skydance.

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Curaleaf Boosts International Presence With Another Cannabis Acquisition

Benzinga

Cannabis giant Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (TSX: CURA ) (OTCQX: CURLF ) is closing its previously announced acquisition of Northern Green Canada, a vertically integrated Canadian licensed cannabis producer focused primarily on expanding in the international market through its EU-GMP certification. Terms of the acquisition of NGC include an initial payment at closing of the company’s subordinate voting shares valued at approximately $16 million, subject to a typical post-closing adjustment.

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Paramount: the takeover battle that could reshape Hollywood

Financial Times M&A

The tussle for the venerable studio has been billed as the money men against the creatives, but the outcome may help decide who survives in the streaming era

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Seven Key Trends in ESG for 2023—and What to Expect in 2024

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Leah Malone and Emily Holland, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, on Sunday, January 14, 2024 Editor's Note: Leah Malone is a Partner and Leader of ESG and Sustainability Practice and Emily Holland is a Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. This post is based on a Simpson memorandum by Ms. Malone, Ms. Holland, Matt Feehily , May Mansour , and Alicia Washington.

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Evolving lines of responsibility between the board and the management

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Natalie Cooper, Bob Lamm, Deloitte LLP, and Randi Val Morrison, Society for Corporate Governance, on Saturday, May 4, 2024 Editor's Note: Natalie Cooper is Senior Manager at the Center for Board Effectiveness at Deloitte LLP; Bob Lamm is Independent Senior Advisor at the Center for Board Effectiveness at Deloitte LLP; and Randi Val Morrison is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Society for Corporate Governance.

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Executive Compensation Considerations for the 2024 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Joseph Yaffe, Page Griffin, and Shalom Huber, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Thursday, February 15, 2024 Editor's Note: Joseph Yaffe , Page Griffin , and Shalom Huber are Partners at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on a Skadden memorandum by Mr. Yaffe, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Huber, Regina Olshan , Erica Schohn , and Joseph Penko.

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A Global Baseline? How to Navigate Interoperability Across Sustainability Reporting Rules

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., on Thursday, March 28, 2024 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications at ISS STOXX. This post is based on an ISS-Corporate memorandum by Jacob McKeeman and Kieran Woodsworth. Sustainability reporting rules developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) for the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards are set to be adopted across jurisdictions in the next few years, establishing a global ba

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Climate Action 100+ Departures Put Proxy Voting in the Spotlight

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lindsey Stewart, Morningstar, Inc, on Sunday, April 28, 2024 Editor's Note: Lindsey Stewart is Director of Investment Stewardship Research at Morningstar, Inc. This post is based on a Morningstar memorandum by Mr. Stewart and River Meng. Key Takeaways Manager Exits Grab Headlines Ahead of Proxy Season Five US asset managers recently decided to exit or amend their participation in the Climate Action 100+ engagement initiative.

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The 2023 OECD Corporate Governance Factbook

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Daniel Blume and Mats Isaksson, OECD, on Saturday, February 3, 2024 Editor's Note: Daniel Blume is the Head of the Corporate Governance Unit, and Mats Isaksson is a Board Member of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board and former Head of Division in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs.

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Comparing the SEC Climate Rules to California, EU and ISSB Disclosure Frameworks

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Emma Bichet, Michael Mencher, Beth Sasfai, Cooley LLP, on Monday, April 15, 2024 Editor's Note: Emma Bichet and Michael Mencher are Special Counsels and Beth Sasfai is a Partner at Cooley LLP. This post is based on a Cooley memorandum by Ms. Bichet, Mr. Mencher, Ms. Sasfai, Jack Eastwood , and Charlotte Yin. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted its long-awaited climate disclosure rules on March 6, 2024.