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How to Get Ahead of Activist Demands in Proxy Season

March 8, 2019
Close to 14 percent of the 3,500 publicly-traded companies in the U.S. were targeted by activist investors in 2018, according to research by Activist Insight and the law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel.
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Developing an Early Warning Signal Solution for Loan Portfolios

March 4, 2019
A&M’s Early Warning Signal solution will help financial institutions make improved and informed decisions about their loan portfolio and assist them in establishing a comprehensive framework around stressed assets.
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SALT for PE

March 3, 2019
A quick summary of what Wayfair could mean for sponsors and their portfolio companies.
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There's Much More to "But-For"

February 28, 2019
In the world of claims for lost profits, the concept of but-for is key. On face, it’s simple. The term means that when you set out to calculate economic damages, you begin by comparing what actually did happen to what would have happened -- but for an event, circumstance or condition. Once you define these two scenarios -- what might have occurred vs. what did -- you can calculate losses. In a perfect world, it’s a straightforward concept and calculation.
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An Introduction to the World of Bankruptcy Compensation

February 28, 2019
To assist companies entering bankruptcy with their key executive and employee compensation program designs, Alvarez & Marsal has developed a database containing detailed bankruptcy compensation information from the last 14 years.
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Visions of Valuation

February 27, 2019
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) Valuation Services Managing Director Aryeh Sheinbein participated in a roundtable discussion produced by Private Funds Management in New York. Mr. Sheinbein along with other practitioners and two general partners met to discuss predictions and trends in the private equity valuation process.
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A Technical Perspective on the New Disclosure Pilot Scheme

February 25, 2019
From January 1st, 2019, a new Practice Direction intended to reform various aspects of the document disclosure process will run in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales. This two-year Disclosure Pilot Scheme (DPS) redefines disclosure duties and introduces five extended disclosure models.
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Legislating History: The Changed Valuation Rules For Intangible Property

February 21, 2019
“You can’t change the past.” We don’t know who owns the copyright to that saying. But most of us have probably infringed on that intangible property (IP) right numerous times, and a quick Google search will expose dozens of famous people for that same transgression. If nothing else, this belief (whether copyrighted or not) seems to be universally accepted.