Thought Leadership Series
Conversations with directors, business leaders, and governance luminaries to explore the emerging issues and pressing challenges facing boards today.
Considerations for boards trying to model and assess what the new administration’s policy initiatives might mean for their companies and strategies.
Directors and management of private companies considering a sale to a special purpose acquisition company should be aware of the opportunities as well as the oversight-related challenges and tradeoffs a transaction may present.
Five key areas of focus to help boards in their oversight of the company’s COVID-19 response.
This quarter, and in the months ahead, a number of developments impacting financial reporting will need to be front and center for audit committees.
SEC roundtable explores short-termism and the role of periodic reporting
In the current environment, boards will want to frame their agendas to help ensure their companies are prepared for a potential economic downturn—possibly a severe one. Dennis Whalen, leader of the KPMG Board Leadership Center, offers key areas of focus for boards to consider.
Drawing on insights from our work and interactions with directors and business leaders over the past 12 months, we’ve highlighted seven items for boards of private companies to consider as they focus their 2019 agendas on the critical challenges at hand and on the road ahead.
KPMG’s report from the 2017 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments includes a discussion of the regulatory priorities of new SEC leadership, insight on ongoing implementation efforts and preparation for new accounting standards, and expectations for disclosure and auditing in the future.
Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer shared his insight on geopolitics and business on our KPMG/NACD Quarterly Webcast.
In collaboration with the KPMG Board Leadership Center, the National Association of Corporate Directors has produced Building a Foundation for Growth: Governance in Investor-Owned Private Companies.
Three years after the JOBS Act was signed into law, we talk with Kate Mitchell, partner and cofounder at Scale Venture Partners, about the impact on private companies and their governance.developments.
In a start-up climate that is becoming more attuned to company culture, many venture investors we work with say that a working knowledge of corporate governance for early-stage company founders is a critical factor for funding negotiations
Nearly 90 percent of U.S. companies that have gone public since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was passed have taken advantage of the Act’s reduced disclosure provisions.
Sunny Vanderbeck, a managing partner and co-founder of Dallas-based Satori Capital, is trying to prove that a stakeholder-centric approach to private equity investing can generate returns at or above market expectations.
What’s changing (and what’s staying the same) for audit committees of global companies.
Getting beyond the so-called private company discount requires a hard look at governance structures and processes, financial controls, and conflicts of interest. Read the survey report from Forbes Insights and KPMG Private Markets Group.
With its focus on financial reporting and insights into the finance organization, the audit committee can serve as a catalyst for the board’s deeper dive into capital allocation.
Finding an optimal transaction requires coordination on the part of directors, managers, and shareholders to design a transaction that facilitates the best possible outcome for the company.
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