The anatomy of a private placement memorandum

28 September 2018

A Private Placement Memorandum (or PPM) is one of the documents that a company prepares for investors in a private placement (which is also known as a private or non-public offering). A private placement or private offering is when a company (...)

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The ultimate guide to building a board of directors

21 September 2018

Building the Board of Directors for your startup is tough as they will help shape the future of your company. Early mistakes with the board can be devastating. The board of directors at your startup exists to guide your company. They aren‘t (...)

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Asset purchase agreements: 10 things that can go wrong

18 September 2018

An Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) is the most commonly used document in commercial transactions, such as deals involving purchases of commodities, shares, businesses and real estate. These types of contracts are vital to business activity. To (...)

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7 dangers to look out for in commercial leases

13 September 2018

A commercial lease for office or retail space is a serious commitment for your business. They are typically long-term contracts lasting at least five years, the rent is often your second-biggest monthly expense after payroll, and the rights and (...)

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Five examples how GDPR affects US small businesses

5 September 2018

The scope of GDPR Size has no bearing on an organization’s GDPR compliance obligations. Due to its complexity and international origins, many small businesses have either delayed their response or ignored their compliance obligations (...)

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Everything you need to know about cryptocurrency regulation (right now)

27 August 2018

The meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies has taken the world by storm. Innovators, investors, users, and governments are scrambling to wrap their heads around cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that they rely upon. The emergence of a (...)

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Update on the upcoming Izmir conference

23 August 2018

The conference, titled “Corporate Governance: A New Perspective in Scholarly Research” will take place in Izmir (Turkey) on October 11, 2018 at Yasar University. The deadline for an extended abstract submission has been extended.

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Lessons from Europe: How to get more women on corporate boards

6 July 2018

U.S. companies are in a moment of self-reflection. This new-found introspection stems in large part from the #MeToo movement, which has prompted what Fortune’s Claire Zillman recently described as a “reexamination of women’s place in the (...)

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T. Rowe’s statement on shareholder activism – we speak for ourselves

26 June 2018

T. Rowe wants to make clear that activists and other investors do not speak for them, in its June ESG Spotlight, as they share their investment philosophy on shareholder activism. Activism is defined as proxy contests, campaigns to influence (...)

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Highlights from Jamie Dimon’s interview "Managers don’t have all the answers"

22 June 2018

The New York Times once referred to Jamie Dimon as “America’s least-hated banker.” For a Wall Street titan, that’s about as good as it gets.

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Berkshire Hathaway’s governance unique among public companies

19 June 2018

Todd Combs, an investment officer at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., received $376,750 in total compensation last year for serving on the board of directors at JPMorgan Chase & Co. That’s nearly 140 times what Bill Gates earned as a director on (...)

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How successful CEOs manage their middle act

15 June 2018

Every leader understands the importance of the first hundred days or the first year in office—the period during which one must assess and diagnose, formulate a vision and a strategy, and create the early wins that build trust and legitimacy. (...)

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Alphabet shareholders reject diversity proposal backed by employees

12 June 2018

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s shareholders, including top executives, voted down several proposals on Wednesday, defeating campaigns to tie pay to diversity goals and to get the Google parent to provide more data about (...)

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Should you join the family business?

8 June 2018

Richard (not his real name) graduated from college on a Friday. Three days later he would start his first day on the job in his family business. The choice was not one that he gave much thought to. He’d grown up in the family wine business, (...)

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Amazon employees are outraged by their company’s opposition to a plan to add more diversity to its board

5 June 2018

In 2018, Amazon is a model for business excellence in many ways. But when it comes to a track record for diversity of race and gender in its highest ranks, Amazon has been a laggard — and some of its own employees have had enough. (...)

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