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The Impact of Social, Political and Data Privacy Issues on M&A Transactions

Social, political and privacy issues have become increasingly relevant factors in M&A due diligence, according to research and analysis in our new report.

In this special report, Intelligize’s Rob Peters and Alyson Clabaugh leverage public company filings and transaction documents available in Intelligize’s M&A application to examine and visualize the growing significance of three discrete factors – cybersecurity risk, the #MeToo movement and foreign investments in the United States.

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Analysis of Initial Public Offerings for Companies Valued at $1 Billion or Higher

In the process of assembling our inaugural Unicorn IPO Report, we discovered something surprising. We set out to investigate “unicorn” companies, the modern reference to private companies with valuations exceeding $1 billion (our full criteria for what constitutes a unicorn company may be found in the Methodology section of this report). While the number of unicorns has been growing over time, they are named for their scarcity. And they remain rare indeed. As 2019 began, just over 300 of them existed in the world.

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Special Report: Snap Judgment on Non-Voting Shares in an IPO

Non-voting shares are nothing new in the world of capital markets, but never before have they been the security on sale in an IPO. They hadn’t been, that is, until Snap. Inc. sold $3 billion of non-voting shares in a splashy IPO that gave the capital markets industry a welcome reminder of the glory days of old. But much remains unknown about shareholder experience with non-voting shares, leaving open the question of whether Snap’s IPO will, in retrospect, look more like a harbinger of further initial offerings of non-voting shares, or a “fool me once” event that wise investors will steer clear of in the future.

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Analyzing the Fallout from Yahoo’s Cybersecurity Breach

A lot can be learned from how Yahoo reacted to and managed its cybersecurity challenges.

In this special report, Intelligize analyzes:

  • Yahoo’s recent disclosure around the findings of its investigation
  • Details of the various cybersecurity breaches that implicated Yahoo’s management team
  • Ensuing disciplinary actions undertaken against the C-suite and the legal team

Yahoo’s embattled position around exposure to cybersecurity illustrates the ramifications that develop if there are insufficient safeguards and response plans in place in an environment in which cybersecurity risks continue to grow exponentially.

This report explores the wide-ranging impact that easily encompasses M&A deal due diligence, cybersecurity liability insurance, litigation and shareholder reaction.

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