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You’re Married, Now What?

Key Takeaways Set a tone of respect for the target, its legacy and people. Identify, understand and overcome iss ues [...]

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions November 14 2011

Why ‘Golden Hellos’ Elicit Mixed Reactions

As more and more CEO have left their jobs in spectacular flame-outs—Ron Johnson’s short tenure at JCPenney comes to mind—there is a countertrend of companies luring top executives with multimillion-dollar “golden hello” signing bonuses. Bloomberg’s Jeff Green reports that the number of companies making upfront payments to get people to sign up has jumped to more than 70 in 2013 from 41 in 2012, according to governance advisory firm GMI Ratings.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance November 24 2013

Why Your Congressman May Be Doing Better Than You

Did you ever wonder why members of Congress are substantially well off? According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 47 percent–249 of the 535 congressmen are millionaires. By comparison, about 5 percent of U.S. households are worth more than $1 million. Street Authority’s Paul Tracy thinks he knows why.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance August 23 2012

Why We Need New Firms and Better Ways to Generate More of Them

In 2011, the U.S. economy barely grew at all during the first six months. In 2012, the economy managed an [...]

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance , Leadership & Strategy January 19 2013

Why M&A Activity May Suffer

Last June, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell the most in 19 months after Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the central bank could cut back monthly bond purchases later this year. This change in Fed activity might send interest rates up, assert Wall Street advisors, whose business has benefited from low interest rates and record share prices. M&A experts are dampening forecasts for the next six months as a result of added uncertainty of valuations.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance August 2 2013
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Why Exit Planning is Vital to Business Owners

Many CEOs focus on the present: how they can add value to their company today and in the future. So, why would a CEO want to focus on leaving the company? The topic of succession is difficult (and perhaps emotional), but it is an important one. Here are eight reasons that you need to look to the future. The first? The chances of selling an illiquid business are less than 5 percent.

John M. Leonetti CEO Life , Selling A Business June 6 2011

Who’s Generating Real Economic Value?

The fifth annual ranking of CEOs who have created real economic value underscores what Jim Collins once observed, “that good to great does happen” once you understand the “underlying variables that make it happen.”

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance November 26 2012

Where’s the Venture Capital?

Investment activity is bouncing back, but startups still face a crisis in seed funding

William J. Holstein Capital , Corporate Finance July 11 2012

What Every CEO Should Know About Navigating State and Local Taxes

Defining and determining residency is one among many elements that can prove troublesome for high net worth individuals; and in providing a solid platform for long-term wealth creation and maintenance, it is important to implement strategic tax planning.

Michael A. Tedone Corporate Finance , Governance/Compliance November 1 2011

What Can Be Done At State and Local Level

While debate swirls over what role the federal government should play in easing the nation’s seed funding crisis, experts say there are steps that can be taken regionally to improve flows of capital to start-ups

ChiefExecutive.net Capital , Corporate Finance July 20 2012

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