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Private Equity

Effective Boards Discipline Themselves to Think More Like Activist Outsiders

In his annual letter to National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) members, CEO Ken Daly put shareholder activism second on his director watch list for 2016. “Activists aren’t practicing black magic,” he wrote, “they are performing effective due diligence and smart...

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Board of Directors

Does the Deal Fit the Strategy? Directors should bring a healthy skepticism to proposed transactions

MCC: Let’s start with a general question. Please give us a top-level view of the roles and responsibilities of corporate directors in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions in which their companies might engage. Lajoux: I tend to be cautious when it comes to making...

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