August 15, 2013

Director Roles in Going Private Deals

In this podcast, Matt Orsagh of the CFA Institute talks about the SEC’s recent enforcement case in which it charged and fined Revlon for misleading shareholders – as well as the company’s independent directors – as a result of a “going-private” transaction:

– What was the SEC’s recent Revlon enforcement action about?
– How can independent directors break down informational barriers during “going-private” transactions?
– Why are so many boards short-term focused – actively or passively?
– How should boards communicate with shareholders about these types of transactions?