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A&M Activist Alert

June 25, 2018
Shareholder activism is significantly increasing in Europe. Indeed, research by Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) has found that the number of activist approaches in the UK and Germany grew faster than in North America during the first three quarters of 2016.
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Alcoholic Drinks France: Effectiveness and Efficiency of Marketing and Sales Spend

June 22, 2018
Using the Market Contact Audit® (MCA®), a tool offered by A&M analytics partner Integration, Alvarez & Marsal commissioned a high level MCA Calibration study for the Alcoholic Drinks category in France to understand how brands can win given the unique set of challenges in this market.
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13 Percent Rise In U.K. Companies at Significant Risk of Shareholder Activism

June 20, 2018
Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) today announces the findings of its latest analysis and predictor of shareholder activism in Europe, the “A&M Activist Alert”, or “AAA”. The AAA reveals that the number of U.K. companies predicted to be under threat from public activist targeting has risen 13 percent to 60 over the past 12 months.

The Research Tax Credit: Federal vs. California

June 18, 2018
Numerous states offer a research and development (“R&D”) tax credit. Companies can, therefore, claim credits for the same expenditures in different jurisdictions. Similar to enterprise zone credits and job training credits, the purpose behind state research tax credits is to incentivize companies to invest and provide jobs in a given state.

A New Wrinkle in the U.S. Branch Versus Subsidiary Discussion

June 13, 2018
By removing Internal Revenue Code Section 958(b)(4), the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act requires "downward attribution" for the purpose of determining Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) status. Our clients are challenged with evaluating their structures to determine the impact of this revised attribution rule, and in this edition of the Tax Minute we discuss why.
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The Future of Banking

June 11, 2018
We are several years into what Joseph Schumpeter would call a process of “creative destruction” in the banking sector. Yet only now is the outcome becoming clear. The major banks are seeing competitive forces “unbundle” their business models along product and functional lines.