The Next Big Cyber Threat That Could Endanger Everyone

July 9, 2019 All Industries

The next major cyber threat isn’t in the healthcare industry. It isn’t banking, either, thanks in part to both of those industries’ strict regulations. Manufacturing is undergoing a transformation that will increase risk in that industry, so is that the next major area at risk of cyber threats?

Two Activism Trends That Might Menace Your Board

July 8, 2019 All Industries

In the past few years activists have broadened their horizons, targeting even small and mid cap companies. Institutional investors are supporting activists more and more, and if you didn’t already have enough keeping you up at night, there are two new trends in this ever evolving landscape that put your company at risk.

Balancing Purpose with Profit: ESG in the Spotlight

July 3, 2019

With an increasing number of investors focusing on “intangibles” in their institutional analysis, Elena Basova, Senior Analyst at Nasdaq IR Intelligence, and Martyn Chapman, Head of Strategy for Nasdaq Governance Solutions, weigh in on how companies can best use an ESG framework to quantify their assets.

Activism Hits a Record in 2018

July 1, 2019 All Industries

Last year was a good year to be an activist; not so much to be a company on the receiving end of a campaign. The wave of shareholder activism last year had corporate leaders on edge.

Getting Ahead of Shareholder Activism

June 27, 2019

Steve Balet, managing director of Strategic Governance Advisors and Scott Barshay, partner and head of M&A at Paul Weiss, discuss how the C-suite and board should think about, and prepare for, an activist investor.

Facebook Fights Activism with Dual-Class Shares and Wins

June 27, 2019 All Industries

In the fight against shareholder activism, Facebook won. At least for now. Activists pushed the company to split the chairman and CEO role for Mark Zuckerberg, who holds both titles and has come under a barrage of criticism over his handling of security and privacy issues in the last year.

Considering Going Public? What Senior Executives Need to Know Before They Go

June 18, 2019 All Industries

Every year, growing companies consider exploring public markets, where they can find the huge benefit of immediate access to capital. But taking that step also can be a large expense, and it can change the way companies operate, what management teams focus on and how autonomous they are. Senior executives making decisions about going public have a lot to think about.