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    1. Uber Received More Scrutiny from the SEC Than Lyft During the IPO Process

      Uber Received More Scrutiny from the SEC Than Lyft During the IPO Process

      Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. say they are business rivals, but the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had a lot more comments on Uber’s business before both companies went public this year, in particular focusing on the ride-hailing leader’s adjusted financial numbers. Uber UBER, +0.00% and Lyft LYFT, +3.88% filed draft registration statements, or S-1s, confidentially with the SEC on the same day: Dec. 6, 2018...

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      Mentions: SEC IPO Uber
    2. Caremark Liability for Regulatory Compliance Oversight

      Caremark Liability for Regulatory Compliance Oversight

      In Marchand v. Barnhill (“Blue Bell”) (June 18, 2019), the plaintiff-stockholder claimed that the directors of Blue Bell Creameries USA, Inc., an ice cream manufacturer (the “Company”), breached their fiduciary duty of loyalty under Caremark by having failed to oversee and monitor the Company’s food safety operations. The suit was brought after an outbreak of listeria contamination in the Company’s ice cream led to the sickening and (in three cases) the death of consumers who ate the ice cream—as well as the recall of all of the Company’s products, the shuttering of all of the Company ...

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    3. Deutsche Bank Executives Who Won and Lost in the Big Shakeup

      Deutsche Bank Executives Who Won and Lost in the Big Shakeup

      (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing says he wants a real team to manage the company rather than a collection of individuals. And the roster is changing fast. Since taking over in a bitter boardroom fight just over a year ago, Sewing has moved to surround himself with executives that he’s worked closely with during his almost 30-year career while showing others the door...

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      Mentions: Deutsche Bankl
    4. A Portfolio Manager Warns of 4 Possible Red Flags in Company Proxy Statements

      A Portfolio Manager Warns of 4 Possible Red Flags in Company Proxy Statements

      Corporate proxy statements can be very rich sources of information, the kind of information that could benefit investors — if they know what to look for. Since 2002 — the era of Enron — the Sarbanes-Oxley laws have required much more disclosure in U.S. proxies, which are provided to shareholders so they can make informed decisions about matters that will be brought up at the annual meeting...

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      Mentions: proxy statements
    5. Bill Ackman Is Having His Best Year Ever. But Investors Ignore Pershing Square.

      Bill Ackman Is Having His Best Year Ever. But Investors Ignore Pershing Square.

      At age 53, the activist investor Bill Ackman is having the best year of his career . And for those who want to invest alongside him, there is now an opportunity to get in at a big discount. Ackman’s closed-end fund, Pershing Square Holdings (ticker PSH. Netherlands), closed Tuesday at $17.90 a share, a 28% discount to its net asset value of $24.92 on June 30...

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      Mentions: Bill Ackman
    6. Activist Investor Elliott Turns Shopkeeper, With Eyes on Barnes & Noble and Majestic Wine

      Activist Investor Elliott Turns Shopkeeper, With Eyes on Barnes & Noble and Majestic Wine

      A s soon as bookseller Barnes & Noble hoisted the “for sale” sign in October, hedge fund Elliott, best known for its adversarial approach to business, swooped in with an offer. Eight months later, it emerged the victor in the bidding war for the struggling US bookshop chain . The $683 m (£540 m) deal, however, left industry bosses and rival hedge funds scratching their heads...

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    7. How Boards Govern Disruptive Technology—Key Findings from a Director Survey

      How Boards Govern Disruptive Technology—Key Findings from a Director Survey

      Technology can enable innovation and disrupt existing business models. Many corporate leaders are increasingly considering how technology can improve operational efficiencies, create new products and services, and help their organizations enter untapped markets. They are also surveying the landscape for competitive entrants seeking to disrupt their industry...

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      Mentions: technology
    8. The Standard of Review for Challenged Director Compensation

      The Standard of Review for Challenged Director Compensation

      On May 31, 2019, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a decision refusing to dismiss a stockholder’s fiduciary duty claims challenging the compensation of Goldman Sachs’ board of directors. [1] The case highlights the type of claim potentially available to stockholders in challenging board (and sometimes executive) compensation, and it provides important guidance for boards when considering the possibility of such a challenge. The decision also reflects the relative uptick we have seen in demands and challenges from stockholders and plaintiffs’ attorneys relating to board compensation...

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    9. Inside Slack's Direct Listing; State Street Goes toe-to-toe with BlackRock

      Inside Slack's Direct Listing; State Street Goes toe-to-toe with BlackRock

      Dear readers,

      Slack's non-IPO was no doubt the big story of the week, with its success leading some to predict the market could soon see many more direct listings.

      Colin Stewart, Morgan Stanley's lead banker on Slack's public debut, told Bloomberg we could see as many as five direct listings in 2020. To put that into context, the only two high profile direct listings in the last two years have been Slack and Spotify...

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    10. How To Write A Board Resume That Markets You As A 'Next-Gen' Voice

      How To Write A Board Resume That Markets You As A 'Next-Gen' Voice

      According to the U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index, boardrooms are “reshaping themselves with fresh skills, qualifications, and perspectives.” I underscore the last word in the aforementioned quote to impress upon you that to win a seat at that board table you are after, you must craft your resume through unique lenses. To revive your board profile, discard the traditional narrative, and communicate a personal, modern and mobilizing board candidacy. Make your resume serve as a vessel for your distinct leadership voice...

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