CEO Activism: When Does It Make Sense to Speak Out?

October 8, 2019 All Industries Activism

CEOs are taking a stand during divisive moments, complaining about the U.S. president and his policies, running ads on controversial topics and letting their political views be known. But is this a good thing? Some companies are saying “yes.” But a few governance and public relations experts are say “no,” or at least, “very rarely.”

How Long Do CEOs Keep Their Jobs?

October 8, 2019 All Industries IPO

It’s not your imagination: CEOs aren’t lasting that long. The recent news of scandal and bungled initial public offerings are only a handful of reasons why CEOs have lost their jobs.

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.