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In mid-August, a single tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump wiped over US$5 billion off Amazon’s stock valuation. “Amazon is doing great damage to tax-paying retailers. Towns, cities, and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” wrote...

Structuring an M&A deal is a bit like building a house. It should follow a well-known process to ensure the buyer and seller are both satisfied.

Dov Charney and Chip Wilson are the latest founders to be ousted by their own companies. But they're not alone. Here's a look at some other famous founders who were kicked to the curb.

Lululemon and American Apparel serve as a painful reminder to boards that the corporate experience and influence of a founder can be a dual-edged sword if not handled properly.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings makes an appearance during a keynote address by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook f8 conference on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, California

What legal issues are at play when a public company makes required disclosures via social media? Corporate and securities lawyer, Samuel Whitley, reviews what lessons can be learned from Netflix.

The title of this article might lead one to conclude that this piece is about public companies. While that is true to a large extent, activist shareholders & corporate governance is a topic that applies surprisingly well to private companies where the company stock is held by multiple shareholders.

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, private equity firms are in high-stakes competition with public companies to identify takeover targets. During some M&A waves, public companies dominate while in other periods private equity firms win out.