Time to Finally Go Public, or Private—Your Pick

September 20, 2019 Technology IPO

Companies are increasingly staying private for longer, raising ever larger amounts from private equity and venture capital. SoftBank Technology Corp.’s Vision Fund took the lead in an $8 billion backing of Uber in January 2018, a little more than a year before the company’s IPO, valuing the business at $48 billion.

What Makes an Attractive IPO?

September 18, 2019 All Industries IPO

Despite a government shutdown in early 2019, the IPO market has been fairly strong. Early signs indicate that 2019 could come close to a record last set in 2000, when $97 billion was raised in the dot-com bubble.

Bridging the Gap On the Leadership Team

August 27, 2019 Technology Technology Trends

Five years ago, Microsoft Corp. was in a tight spot. It was unable to take the smartphone market from Apple, the cloud sector from Amazon.com or search from Google, according to Nigel Vaz, digital transformation consultant and CEO of Publicis.Sapient. Microsoft seemed to be teetering right as Satya Nadella became CEO in 2014 and began transforming the company.

Making ESG a Priority

August 13, 2019 All Industries ESG

Deciding on the right environmental, social and governance approach for your company isn’t easy. Investors expect directors and executive teams at publicly traded companies to understand environmental and social risks and opportunities, according to Martyn Chapman, head of strategy for Nasdaq governance solutions, in a recent video.

The Next Big Cyber Threat That Could Endanger Everyone

July 9, 2019 All Industries Cyber

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 Activism

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.