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National Public Opinion Survey Finds Voters Skeptical About Congressional “Anti-ESG” Policies

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jon Golinger, Public Citizen, on Thursday, June 20, 2024 Editor's Note: Jon Golinger is the Democracy Advocate with Public Citizen in Washington, D.C. This post is based on the results of a public opinion poll commissioned by Public Citizen and conducted by Lake Research Partners in November 2023. Last summer, leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives declared July 2023 to be “ ESG month.

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From ripples to waves: The transformational power of tokenizing assets

Mckinsey and Company

Tokenized financial assets are moving from pilot to at-scale deployment. Adoption is not yet widespread, but financial institutions with blockchain capabilities in place will have a strategic advantage.

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Covid-19 Motivated Changes to Executive Compensation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Mary Ellen Carter (Boston College), Luann J. Lynch (University of Virginia), Xiaoxia Peng (University of Utah), on Thursday, June 20, 2024 Editor's Note: Mary Ellen Carter is the Joseph L. Sweeney Chair and Professor of Accounting at Boston College, Carroll School of Management; Luann J. Lynch is the Almand R. Coleman Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business; and Xiaoxia Peng is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University

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SHOULD I SELL MY BUSINESS? HOW TO ANSWER A TOUGH QUESTION.

Benchmark Report

When you own a business, you always have the option to sell it, but how do you know when the time is right to put it on the market? The good news is that it's never too soon to be thinking about your exit strategy or your retirement plans. But how do you determine when the time to sell is right? While every business owner's situation will likely be different, there are several factors that any business owner should consider to aid in making such a critical decision.

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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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Shareholders are Not An Antitrust Problem

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Nell Minow, ValueEdge Advisors, on Thursday, June 20, 2024 Editor's Note: Nell Minow is Vice Chair of ValueEdge Advisors. Not to suggest that they are making up their mind before hearing the evidence, but the House Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust may be suggesting their conclusion by titling the June 12 hearing “Climate Control: Decarbonization Collusion in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing.

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Corpay Expands Its Global Reach with GPS Capital Markets Acquisition: Details

Benzinga

Corpay, Inc. (NYSE: CPAY ) disclosed a definitive agreement to acquire GPS Capital Markets, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, GPS Capital Markets offers cross-border and treasury management solutions to upper-middle market companies in the U.S. Founded in 2002, GPS has several offices throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom.

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Comment on Automatic Review of Photos in Appraisal Reports by Dave

Appraisers Blog

It seems that our role as “collateral verification” mistakenly may not be valued. The “used car salesmen” industry is pushing for building inspectors, aeriel photos and photo based data analysis. Don’t worry a bit about this -only when they do not need a licensed professional signature to make a loan will it impact us. Soooooo “us”, don’t delegate collateral verification and don’t agree to review out sourced data as sufficient for your signat

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How Associates Can Build A Professional Image

Law 360 M&A

As hybrid work arrangements become the norm in the legal industry, early-career attorneys must be proactive in building and maintaining a professional presence in both physical and digital settings, ensuring that their image aligns with their long-term career goals, say Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners and Estelle Winsett at Estelle Winsett Professional Image Consulting.

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German Drug Developer Evotec Seeks Adviser Input As Takeover Concerns Mount

Benzinga

German drug developer Evotec SE (NASDAQ: EVO ) is reportedly consulting defense advisers following a significant drop in share price, raising concerns about the company’s vulnerability to a takeover. Multiple buyout firms are reportedly evaluating Hamburg-based Evotec as a potential acquisition target, initiating early discussions with advisers to assess the company’s drug pipeline and strategic value.

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Christine Rutherford Brings Strategy, Mentorship, and High Standards  to Rhythm and Beyond

Rhythm Systems

Christine Rutherford brings strategy, mentorship, and high standards to Rhythm and Beyond, sharing insights on her career journey, empowering women in business, and navigating challenges in the sales landscape.

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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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Comment on Automatic Review of Photos in Appraisal Reports by LM

Appraisers Blog

It’s already happening. The software spotted a small piece of fencing that was broken off near the bottom in one of my reports and I got a revision asking if it was a safety issue. I just rolled my eyes because it was so ridiculous. So the computer has zero common sense and we now have to talk to an idiot computer. Such a waste of time.

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Do risk managers manage risk?

Norman Marks

Stefan Hunziker recently wrote an excellent piece on LinkedIn. He wrote: As clear as mud: Do risk managers or decision-makers manage risk? I congratulated him for his post, but I want to go into his question in more detail here. Let’s consider the ISO 31000:2018 diagram of a risk management process.

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BP Doubles Down On Biofuels: Buys Out Bunge Bioenergia for $1.4B

Benzinga

BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP ) shares are trading higher after the company agreed to purchase Bunge Global SA ‘s (NYSE: BG ) 50% stake in their joint venture, BP Bunge Bioenergia S.A., for an enterprise value of about $1.4 billion. The acquisition will consolidate 100% of the venture’s financial results, including net debt of about $0.5 billion and lease obligations of around $0.7 billion.

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Transform Your Next Integration by Improving Employee Experience

M&A Leadership Council

CX and EX are Linked in M&A Integration By Wendy Parkes, MBA, CAPP, APPC, CMAS A quintessential element of any successful acquisition integration is establishing and maintaining a relentless focus on delivering outstanding and seamless customer experience (“CX”). One essential element of superior integration-related CX is a similarly vigilant focus on delivering an outstanding company-wide approach to Employee Experience (“EX”).

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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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Greenridge Exploration Announces Acquisition of Ontario Uranium Projects

Benzinga

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenridge Exploration Inc. ("Greenridge" or the "Company") (CSE: GXP , FRA: HW3)) , is pleased to announce it has signed an Asset Transfer Agreement (the " Agreement ") dated June 19, 2024 with 15952506 Canada Inc. (the " Vendor ") for the sale to the Company of all of the Vendor's right, title and interest (the " Acquisition ") to acquire a 100% interest in the Snook Lake and Ranger Lake Uranium Projects (the " Project

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Ncontracts Welcomed As American Bankers Association Newest Premier Partner

N Contracts

Brentwood, TN., June 20, 2024 - Ncontracts today announced its new relationship with the American Bankers Association’s Partner Network as a Premier Partner. As a Premier Partner, ABA members are eligible for savings on our leading risk and compliance management software, including enterprise risk management (Nrisk), vendor management (Nvendor), compliance management (Ncomply), business continuity management (Ncontinuity), issues management (Nfindings) and N1071.

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Linklaters Guides Tate & Lyle On $1.8B CP Kelco Deal

Law 360 M&A

Food producer Tate & Lyle PLC said Thursday that it will buy U.S. nature-based ingredients maker CP Kelco from industrial products producer JM Huber Corp. in a cash and share deal worth $1.8 billion, to tap into the trend toward plant-based and clean ingredients.

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Honeywell Swoops In To Acquire CAES For $1.9B, Boosts Defense Business

Benzinga

Honeywell International Inc. (NASDAQ: HON ) disclosed an agreement to acquire CAES Systems Holdings LLC (CAES) from Advent International for about $1.9 billion in an all-cash transaction. This acquisition represents about 14 times the estimated 2024 EBITDA on a tax-adjusted basis. The buyout is expected to boost adjusted earnings per share in the first full year of ownership and is not subject to financing conditions.

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Hiring a Financial Expert: Why Attorneys Should Do It Sooner Rather Than Later

Gross Mendelsohn

A financial expert can provide valuable assistance to attorneys throughout the discovery phase of a litigation case. Cases involving economic damages often depend on documents to establish or disprove the amount of the plaintiff’s damages. A financial expert gathers, analyzes and evaluates information from documents to calculate damages, and to provide expert testimony opining as to the amount of damages.

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NatWest to buy most of Sainsbury’s Bank

The Guardian M&A

Deal comes after retailer’s strategic review concluded banking operations could distract from core grocery arm Business live – latest updates NatWest has struck a deal to buy most of Sainsbury’s banking business, adding 1m customer accounts in the latest wave of consolidation in the sector. The lender is to take on the bulk of Sainsbury’s Bank assets including its outstanding credit card, unsecured personal loan and savings accounts.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between R.E.S Distribution Limited and Wolseley Group Holdings Limited

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the acquisition of Somerset-based R.E.S by Wolseley.

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DS Smith’s £5.8bn takeover by US rival going ahead despite competition

The Guardian M&A

Merger with International Paper moving at ‘absolutely full steam’ in face of separate interest from Brazil’s Suzano The boss of the FTSE 100 company DS Smith has said its £5.8bn takeover by a US rival is going at “absolutely full steam”, despite concerns it could be derailed by another packaging sector merger. Miles Roberts, DS Smith’s chief executive, said merger work with International Paper was “going very well” and that he definitely expected the deal to complete.

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Tate & Lyle buys big to try to make processed food healthier

Financial Times M&A

Acquisition of CP Kelco has logic but integrating such a large and underperforming business will be a challenge

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Redwood Services Welcomes New Chief Marketing Officer

Benzinga

Key addition to executive team will lead strategic growth and marketing initiatives. MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Redwood Services ("Redwood"), a home services firm focused on investing in leading residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical services companies in growing U.S. markets, announced today Raj Midha will be joining the Redwood Partner Support team as Chief Marketing Officer.

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Business Valuation for Selling a Masonry Business

Peak Business Valuation

There are over 95,000 masonry businesses throughout the United States. According to IBIS World , this industry generated over $33 billion over the past 5 years. In addition, we can expect healthy growth for the masonry industry in the coming years. This is ideal if you are looking to sell a masonry business. If you are selling a masonry company, it is important to receive a business valuation for selling a masonry business.

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Ipsos boosts speed of data delivery with Datasmoothie's platform

Benzinga

Ipsos boosts speed of data delivery with Datasmoothie's platform Paris, 20 June 2024 - Ipsos , one of the world's leading market research companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of UK-based Datasmoothie Ltd. Datasmoothie is a young team developing an automated cloud platform that simplifies and accelerates data compilation and processing.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between DBox, Inc. and CBS Property Management Inc.

Benchmark Report

Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between DBox, Inc. and CBS Property Management Inc.

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LPL Financial Welcomes James River Private Wealth

Benzinga

SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LPL Financial LLC announced today that financial advisor W. Scott Hengerer, CMFC™, CRPC, has joined LPL Financial's broker-dealer, RIA and custodial platforms to launch a new independent practice, James River Private Wealth. He reported serving approximately $160 million in advisory, brokerage and retirement plan assets* and joins LPL from Ameriprise.

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May-June Issue of Deal Lawyers Newsletter

John Jenkins

The May-June Issue of the Deal Lawyers newsletter was just posted and sent to the printer.

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Firefly Neuroscience, an AI-Driven Brain Health Company, Appoints Samer Kaba, MD as Chief Medical Officer

Benzinga

FAIRFAX, Va. and TORONTO, June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Firefly Neuroscience, Inc. ("Firefly" or the "Company"), a pioneering artificial intelligence ("AI") driven company developing innovative neuroscientific solutions to improve outcomes for patients with mental illnesses and neurological disorders, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Samer Kaba, M.D. as its Chief Medical Officer, as it nears the closing of its planned merger with WaveDancer, Inc.

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Key Methods for Accurate Valuation of Shares

RNC

Understanding the true value of a company’s stock is paramount. Companies are often faced with questions like, “What is the fair price for their shares?” or “How do they ensure they are not overpaying or underselling?” Accurate share valuation is pivotal for strategic decision-making. It aids in identifying opportunities and managing risks effectively in the stock market.

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Osino Provides Update on Yintai Transaction

Benzinga

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Osino Resources Corp. (TSX: OSI ) ( NSX:OSN ) ( FSE:RSR1 ) (OTCQX: OSIIF ) (" Osino " or the " Company ") provides an update on the expected conclusion of the regulatory process for the previously announced Yintai transaction in Namibia. Osino and the Namibian Competition Commission (" NCC ") continue to engage in the ordinary course of the NCC's merger review process as the NCC considers the application of the p

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Sustainable Green Team (SGTM) Announces Binding Letter of Intent to Acquire Regen Hubs and HumiRock, Strategically Seeking to Revolutionize Sustainable Agriculture

Benzinga

ORLANDO, Fla., June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainable Green Team (OTC: SGTM ) ("Company') announces the completion of a binding Letter of Intent ("LOI") for the acquisition of Regen Hubs North America, Inc., Regen Hubs International, Inc., and HumiRock, LLC, along with their affiliates ("Regen Hubs"). Upon completing the definitive agreement, the strategic acquisition represents a significant milestone in SGTM's mission to revolutionize sustainable agricultural

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Risk Strategies Acquires The Baker Benefit Group, LLC

Benzinga

BOSTON, June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Risk Strategies , a leading North American specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced it has acquired The Baker Benefit Group, LLC (BBG), a retail firm providing ancillary employee benefits products at large employer groups. Terms of the deal were not announced. Founded in 1999 and based in Falmouth, Maine and Ridgefield, Connecticut, BBG expands Risk Strategies capabilities in the executive benefits space.

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