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"Every few years something happens to smack people on the head,” said Mr. Epstein. “The impact of WeWork on the funding marketplace has been material. I have seen that in real time.”
"Corporate governance has deteriorated in lockstep with the increase in available capital from people who haven’t traditionally been private-company capital sources,” says Adam J. Epstein, an adviser on corporate governance to CEOs and their boards. Investors “have to play nicely to be allowed into these deals.”
"The SEC could ask the judge to increase the $20 million fine Musk has already paid or move to punish the company’s board if they don’t rein him in," said Adam Epstein, a corporate-governance adviser. "But SEC is not likely to ask that Musk be removed from the company altogether, as it initially did last year," he said.
“He has a pattern and practice of tweeting in an inflammatory fashion for years,” Epstein said. “He probably knows that the government is not going from DEFCON 5 to DEFCON 1 to remove him from the company, because that would be the worst possible outcome for investors. He’s clearly created more value than he’s hurt shareholders by his tweeting."
Advocates for small-caps say that thin liquidity hurts the sector. "Light trading volumes in a company’s shares can make it harder for the company to raise capital or even to entice top talent with stock-option grants," said Adam Epstein, founder of Third Creek Advisors, which advises small-cap firms.
“It’s a pretty austere challenge for these companies,” he said at the SEC meeting.
“You could argue there’s never been a moment in history where a private-company founder has more power,” says Adam Epstein, an adviser on corporate governance to CEOs and their boards.
“Larry Ellison is a business icon, but smart investors will probably ask a handful of questions,” said Adam Epstein, head of corporate-governance consultants Third Creek Advisors, including "If this is yet another ‘friend’ of Elon’s how does that help me as an investor?”
Mr. Epstein also questioned whether Mr. Ellison, who is also Oracle’s chief technology officer, has the time to devote to his duties as a Tesla director.
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