Finance

M&A

Why M&A Investors Are Moving To The Lower Middle Market

Middle-market companies are some of the most sought—after assets, providing one of the best environments for M&A investors to create returns.

Will Trump’s Six-Month SEC Checkup Reduce Short-Termism?

In America, we clean our teeth every six months and report our public company financials every three. Now, to root out short-term thinking in the C-Suite, President Trump has tweeted that what’s right for dentists is good for American business.

Q&A: FairWarning CEO Kurt Long On Launching Startups, Investor Relationships

FairWarning CEO Kurt Long has founded three companies over the course of his career and has learned the importance of partnering with outside investors to help take them to the next level.

CohnReznick CEO Frank Longobardi On The New Era Of Accounting

CohnReznick CEO Frank Longobardi believes there is a major shift happening in the accounting world—one where firms like his are making the shift from the role of service provider to trusted advisor.

Knowing When Not To Pursue A Merger

Even if the market, the industry, and the economy are absolutely perfect for a merger, if two companies combine with three principles against them, it usually means failure. Here are the three principles.

AT&T-Time Warner Deal: Reshaping The Media And Internet Industries

Whether the AT&T-Time Warner merger will result in abject failure or a bellwether that will reshape and recombine the media and internet industries depends on how the consumer and other players in the game respond.

What CEOs Should Know About Preparing For An IPO

The IPO process takes many months from investment banker kick off to trading, but much of the hard work starts well before that.

Leveraging Private Equity Partnerships Successfully

Collaborating with a private equity firm may be a unique way to help executives realize business ownership, so long as they find the right partner.

How CEOs Can Turn Innovative Technology Into Lucrative Acquisitions

Companies with cutting-edge technology can receive lucrative acquisition offers from larger organizations, but this is by no means guaranteed, and many CEOs sell themselves short by jumping at initial offers.

Xerox: It Didn’t Have To End This Way

Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.
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CEO1000

CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Remains Solid In March, But Trails 2018 Levels

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in current business conditions remains flat month-over-month, at 7.3 out of 10, while confidence in future conditions decreased slightly to 6.7/10, from 6.8 in February.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2018 Best & Worst States for Business.

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CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

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