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.
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.
Two IPO experts share advice for private equity leaders ahead of going public. They also discuss popular types of IPOs, the trend of direct listings, and why super shares are bad for companies in the long term.
Machine learning has created exciting prospects for industry, science and humanity. It’s also hyped and heavily marketed in misleading ways.
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.
The modern age has entered a technological boom phase. But what could happen to technology companies if the U.S. or the world falls into a recession?
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.
Remember when Russian agents hacked more than 500 million accounts from Yahoo in 2013 and 2014? It wasn’t just the size of the breach that was enormous. The consequences of delaying disclosure of the breach for years ended up being enormous as well. Find out the four mistakes corporate leaders make when it comes to cybersecurity.
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?
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.