Tag: Funding/Capital

Opinion: Why high-quality, trustworthy companies have beaten the S&P 500 by 30%-50%

Trust is one of the most valuable assets a company can cultivate.  Within an organization, trust percolates into culture. Outside an organization, it translates into loyalty.  Quality shareholders (QS) who value long-term trust among all stakeholders — employees, customers and shareholders — maintain this viewpoint in their investment practice. The Trust Across America (TAA) initiative has identified the […]

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Opinion: Meme stock investors are bringing AMC and other troubled companies back to life

During the takeover battles of the 1980s, the term “white squire” designated a significant bloc shareholder that management enlisted to deter or defeat unwanted bids for corporate control. For example, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Lazard Freres’ Corporate Partners were white squires. In proxy contests nowadays, management cultivates its quality shareholders (those that are long-term and focused) […]

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AMC to sell up to 43 million fresh shares, but calls off plans to seek approval for 500 million more

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. shares dipped in after-hours trading Tuesday, after the theater chain disclosed plans to sell millions of fresh shares while revealing early returns from reopened theaters, but said it would not ask shareholders to approve the potential sale of 500 million more shares. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, […]

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‘We’re still blazing the trail’: Joe Biden wants to create millions of infrastructure jobs — but will his plan help women rejoin the workforce?

In 1980 Lauren Sugerman was hired as an elevator constructor at Westinghouse Elevator Company primarily because she was a woman, she said.  Even though the company needed to hire more women to meet the requirements of a lucrative federal contract to build elevators for public housing projects, the men who interviewed her tried doing everything they […]

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Clubhouse closes new funding round, with valuation reportedly near $4 billion

Audio-based social network Clubhouse has closed a financing round that reportedly values the company around $4 billion. In a blog post Sunday, Clubhouse said it has closed a new Series C round of funding, though it did not disclose an amount. Reuters and Bloomberg News both reported that the new financing values the company at […]

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