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Oct
19
7:30 AM07:30

Governance, Liquidity, and Employee Retention in an Era of Capital Abundance

  • Rock Center for Corporate Governance (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Governance, Liquidity, and Employee Retention in an Era of Capital Abundance

Please join the Rock Center and SVDX to hear a panel of experts discuss the role of the board of directors in addressing challenges of governance, liquidity, and employee retention in an era of capital abundance. The discussion will cover trends in venture capital investments in private companies, including increased funding levels and the rising number of unicorns, the length of time companies are staying private (which is generally longer now than in the past), and exit strategy and valuation trends in acquisitions versus IPOs. In addition, the panelists will debate the governance implications and the consequences for employees of companies staying private with relatively unlimited access to capital, including:

  • Potential management misconduct
  • The effects of an immature governance structure combined with rapid growth, global expansion, and increased business complexity on culture and compliance
  • Employee morale and retention issues
  • Board and investor motivations for liquidity

Admission

This program, like all SVDX programs, is subject to the Chatham House Rule.

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Sep
21
7:30 AM07:30

What Directors Need to Know When Buying or Selling a Company

  • Rock Center for Corporate Governance (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This panel will offer board members a practical approach to considering M&A transactions from both the buyer and seller perspective.  Topics will include:

  • How board members should approach the M&A transaction process
  • Assessing the deal
  • Analyzing the potential sale of a company — when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em
  • Questions to ask
  • Working with advisers
  • Key legal issues
  • Differences between public and private transactions
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