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    1. Creating a Board of Directors: Key Considerations for Startup Companies

      Creating a Board of Directors: Key Considerations for Startup Companies

      One of the most important decisions that a startup entrepreneur can make is creating a board of directors that will assist the entrepreneur in growing and governing the business.  A company’s board of directors is tasked with  overseeing and advising management, making key decisions about the company’s business strategies, and representing the interests of the company and its stockholders...

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    2. AT&T Stock Could Benefit From Activist Elliott Management’s Push for Change

      AT&T Stock Could Benefit From Activist Elliott Management’s Push for Change

      AT&T ’s board got an unwelcome surprise this past Monday, when a well-known activist investor decided to question the company’s long-honed—and expensive—strategy. For investors, though, Elliott Management’s new focus on AT&T is likely to have positive long-term benefits...

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    3. Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident

      Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident

      A number of governments (notably those in India, California, and parts of Europe) are pushing for greater female representation in the boardroom. And several studies suggest why: Having women on the board results better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders. What’s less clear is why these effects happen...

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      Mentions: Board Diversity
    4. The lawsuit Against Oracle's Larry Ellison and Safra Catz lists Some Eye-Popping Allegations Behind the $9.3 Billion NetSuite Deal

      The lawsuit Against Oracle's Larry Ellison and Safra Catz lists Some Eye-Popping Allegations Behind the $9.3 Billion NetSuite Deal
      • Oracle is in the middle of an interesting lawsuit in which its own board committee has given approval for a shareholder-initiated lawsuit to proceed on behalf of the company against its chairman Larry Ellison, CEO Safra Catz and other board members.
      • The suit alleges that Oracle's directors greatly overpaid when they crafted a deal to buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion in 2016.
      • NetSuite is a company that Ellison cofounded and controlled with about a 40% stake...
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    5. WeWork Reportedly Hired the Parents of a High-Ranking Exec as Real Estate Brokers, Among Other Potential Conflicts of Interest

      WeWork Reportedly Hired the Parents of a High-Ranking Exec as Real Estate Brokers, Among Other Potential Conflicts of Interest
      • WeWork, in its public offering documents, disclosed a slew of related-party transactions involving CEO Adam Neumann, his wife, and various family members.
      • But the company didn't disclose a collection of deals involving the family members of other company officials, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal...
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    6. Activist Proxy Slates and Advance Notice Bylaws

      Activist Proxy Slates and Advance Notice Bylaws

      In a recent bench ruling, the Delaware Court of Chancery enforced an advance notice bylaw and thereby precluded an activist investor from nominating a slate of directors and conducting a proxy contest at a company’s annual meeting.  The court enforced the plain terms of the advance notice bylaw, which required that notice of the nominations had to be given by a stockholder of record...

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    7. Red Robin Gives Activist Investor the Bird

      Red Robin Gives Activist Investor the Bird

      Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (ticker: RRGB) has done what activist Brian Kahn of Vintage Capital Management doubted was possible without his help: Find a credible CEO to attempt a turnaround. The question is whether shareholders will still be left hungry. The struggling burger chain announced Thursday it had hired restaurant veteran Paul J.B. Murphy III to lead the company after a lengthy search process...

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    8. Proxy Process Opens Door to Constructive Engagement on Climate

      Proxy Process Opens Door to Constructive Engagement on Climate

      The number of resolutions and the increasing levels of support reflect shareholders' growing concerns about the climate resilience of their portfolios." data-reactid="12">Since 2004, shareholders have voted on well over 400 resolutions asking companies to report on the business risks of climate change and disclose strategies for addressing these risks...

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    9. Corporate Boards Are Snatching Up Cybersecurity Talents

      Corporate Boards Are Snatching Up Cybersecurity Talents

      Corey Thomas, the charismatic CEO of Rapid7, a cybersecurity company based in Boston, received a call last year from a search firm staffing for the board of LPL Financials. One of the largest independent broker-dealer companies in the United States, LPL was looking to strengthen its technology leadership on the board, and, in particular, they were looking for someone with a strong Cybersecurity background...

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    10. Peloton Insiders will have 20 Votes Per Share — Twice as Many as Those at Other Startups — But CEO John Foley may not Wield all the Power after the IPO

      Peloton Insiders will have 20 Votes Per Share — Twice as Many as Those at Other Startups — But CEO John Foley may not Wield all the Power after the IPO
      • Like many startups that have gone public recently, Peloton will have a stock structure that gives extra votes to certain insiders.
      • Many companies with such arrangements give insiders 10 votes per share, but Peloton CEO John Foley and some early investors in the fitness firm will get 20 votes per share.
      • At least as things stand now, Foley wouldn't have majority control by himself, because he's not the biggest holder of super-voting shares...
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      Mentions: IPO Peloton
    11. Opinion: Why America’s CEOs have turned against shareholders

      Opinion: Why America’s CEOs have turned against shareholders

      By capturing the process to which they owe their own positions, American CEOs have made a mockery of shareholder control Katharina Pistor is Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and the author of The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality . The Business Roundtable, an association of the most powerful chief executive officers in the United States, announced this month that the era of shareholder primacy is over...

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