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IPO Roundtable: Navigating the New IPO Marketplace

Feb 2013

IPO Roundtable: Navigating the New  IPO Marketplace

FTI Consulting recently convened a panel of IPO experts at the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference to talk about the current market and discuss how companies can best prepare for an IPO.

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A Communications Strategy for Volatile Times

Nov 2012

A Communications Strategy for Volatile Times

In today’s uncertain environment, companies need a sound understanding of what their stakeholders think.

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E-discovery – Taking Predictive Coding Out of the Black Box

Nov 2012

E-discovery – Taking Predictive Coding Out of the Black Box

In cases of commercial litigation, the process of discovery can place a huge burden on defendants. Often, they have to review millions or even tens of millions of documents to find those that are relevant to a case. These costs can spiral into millions of dollars quickly.

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The Risk Manager

Apr 2012

The Risk Manager

Chief financial officers may have the ideal combination of perspective and abilities to link capital with strategy in order to quantify and handle enterprise risks.

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The Bribery Net

Apr 2012

The Bribery Net

Commercial bribery. Facilitation. Even failure to prevent a bribery from taking place. These are all serious offenses under the new U.K. Bribery Act. Will the Bribery Act really be like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on steroids?

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The Impact Of Global Financial Reforms

Dec 2011

The Impact Of Global Financial Reforms

The financial crisis spurred significant regulatory reforms including the Dodd-Frank Act. Six top financial leaders discuss whether these reforms can truly prevent another meltdown.

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The Asian Tiger's Camouflage

Dec 2011

The Asian Tiger's Camouflage

Once fraud is revealed, investor losses can be sudden and dramatic. When considering Asian investments, look beyond the audited financials.

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Regulation vs. Competition

Dec 2011

Regulation vs. Competition

Regulation can create stability. But it can also hinder the competitive dynamics necessary for a healthy financial industry: the situation in Europe

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View From The Bridge

Dec 2011

View From The Bridge

Conversations with three CEOs who were at the precipice of the unparalleled banking crisis

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Restricted Access

Mar 2011

Restricted Access

Banks are lending again, but new banking regulations, loan structures and products, coupled with more conservative bankers, make for tough going.

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Ready. Aim...

Mar 2011

Ready. Aim...

After three years of hunkering down, deferring unnecessary investment and cutting costs, companies around the world are sitting on record levels of cash to spend as the global economy strengthens.

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Building a Better Public Image

Nov 2010

As new regulations and competitive necessity draw private equity firms into the public arena, ignoring reputational issues may no longer be an option.

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In - And Out Of - Control

Nov 2010

In - And Out Of - Control

Private equity funds are becoming more engaged with their portfolio companies. But there’s a fine line between fostering and stifling.

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Making 1 + 1 = 3

Nov 2010

Making 1 + 1 = 3

Most mergers come up short of their goals. Avoiding these five key pitfalls can help companies realize their full potential.

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The First 100 Days

Nov 2010

The First 100 Days

Well before closing on the acquisition of a company, the sponsor should develop a 100-day plan for the acquired company that will put it on the path to achieving the sponsor’s investment goals.

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On The Same Page

Nov 2010

On The Same Page

After acquisition, buyers and sellers must do some heavy lifting to ensure that each party holds up its end of the bargain.

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Why borrowers should do their homework

Apr 2010

Why borrowers should do their homework

When searching for asset-based financing, it is important for a company’s finance team to understand the value of their assets and their cash flow. This involves understanding the appraised value of their fixed assets, examining their working capital assets, and ultimately understanding how those values will be viewed by their potential lender. In larger, widely syndicated transactions, another important consideration is the current market depth and capacity for other investors.

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Taming the Banking Beast

Apr 2010

Taming the Banking Beast

After the turmoil of the financial crisis, the banking sector urgently needs regulatory reform. How can this be achieved?

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Executive Compensation: A New Solution to an Old Problem

Apr 2010

Executive Compensation: A New Solution to an Old Problem

Contrary to media “noise,” the issue of executive compensation is not a modern dilemma: economist Adam Smith analyzed it more than 200 years ago. Weak boards, dispersed ownership and an ill-informed financial community all contribute to the problem. But is there a solution?

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Hedge Fund Disclosure: The Best Defense for an Industry Under Siege

Apr 2010

Hedge Fund Disclosure: The Best Defense for an Industry Under Siege

Hedge funds are under the microscope like never before, as regulators and investors demand greater transparency and disclosure. What does this mean for an industry more used to operating behind a veil?

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Communicating Executive Compensation

Apr 2010

Communicating Executive Compensation

Each year during proxy season, certain company executives and directors wince in anticipation of publicly disclosing executive compensation. For the majority of workers, pay and benefits are a private matter between them and their employers, but financial regulators require full disclosure of the compensation of key leaders.

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Show Me the Money

Apr 2010

Show Me the Money

Non-investment grade companies needing to refinance maturing debt or seeking new money loans are still facing a tough lending environment despite the overall improvement in credit market conditions. This is especially true for middle market companies. FTI Consulting shares some practical insights on how best to find favor with lenders in these challenging times.

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The FTI Global Pulse: Monitoring Changing Economic Expectations

Apr 2010

Against a fragile economic backdrop, few are able to agree on what lies ahead. Will the global economy continue its climb out of recession? Or will the world double-dip into more financial woes? New global research from FTI, based on forward-looking global estimates, sheds light on regional economic performance around the world and provides insight into the possible shape of the global recovery.

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When Dealing With Debt, Confidence Is King

Oct 2009

When Dealing With Debt, Confidence Is King

Credit rationing means there is, and will continue to be, a race to access funds. While market confidence remains fragile, a company’s ability to communicate how it is addressing the threats and opportunities created by the current climate has never been more important.

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Proxy Reform–Be Careful What You Wish For

Oct 2009

Early next year, the five members of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are expected to vote on an issue that for years has sparked fierce debate between companies and shareholder activists. The issue revolves around whether to make it easier for shareholders to nominate directors for corporate boards.

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The Next Wave

Oct 2009

The Next Wave

A spike in maturities of corporate debt in the U.S. and other OECD countries threatens to capsize the nascent economic recovery. Falling assets prices, weak consumer demand and deleveraging by lenders means that many companies facing some $900 billion of speculative-grade debt maturities by 2014 will struggle to refinance. FTI Consulting counts the cost of going overboard during the boom years and examines the outlook for survivors.

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