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September 20, 2019

The State of M&A
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

I’m excited to share with you the growth we have seen across the board at M&A Leadership Council in 2019. Over 3,500 M&A professionals have attended our public training events, and in response to the feedback of our alumni, we expanded our 2-day programs (The Art of M&A for HR LeadersTM and The Art of M&A Program ManagementTM) to 3 days.

September 20, 2019

5 Themes for Executing an Integration
Submitted by Tony Da Camara, Head of the Technology & Operations M&A Office for BMO Financial Group and candidate in the Certified M&A Specialist Program

In December 2010, my company bought an organization that was essentially the same size as our own – our largest acquisition to date. I was given the opportunity to run the full technology workstream, which was my first large integration and at least thirty times more complex than any other integration I had worked on. For the next two years, this integration became my life. I learned many things, experienced many surprises, made many mistakes and developed a tough skin.

August 26, 2019

Blending the Art and the Science of M&A
By Jack Prouty, President of the M&A Leadership Council

There is a very important reason the M&A Leadership Council program titles begin with “The Art of…” When it comes to M&A, having structures, processes, tools, etc. (the science of M&A) are very important, but understanding the art of planning and executing in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures is paramount. In this context, let me share with you a best practice in effective due diligence

August 22, 2019

The Road So Far
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

As summer comes to an end and we begin wrapping up 2019, I have been reflecting on how far things have come since the inaugural “Art of M&A℠” training event in of June 2010.

August 21, 2019

PE Firms Knee-Deep In Orthopedic Space
Submitted by Claire Rychlewski in Chicago and Deborah Balshem in Fort Lauderdale 
from Mergermarket, an Acuris company, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Make no bones about it, the orthopedic space is seen by private equity firms as ripe for consolidation, industry sources say.

July 23, 2019

Setting the Standard in M&A Training
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

For ten years, the M&A Leadership Council has collaborated with best-in-class professional services firms and M&A practitioners in creating material to benefit M&A professionals in every role, throughout every stage of the deal. The product of our efforts is a robust curriculum that sets the standard in M&A training. 

July 17, 2019

"Down 11% on 1H18 but up 17% on 2H18 by value"
Submitted by Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its Global M&A roundup for the first half of 2019 (1H19), including its financial advisors league tables. Take a look at the report HERE and don’t forget to review the charts breaking down the activity by sector, value, year-to-year analysis, etc. 

June 24, 2019

The Heart of the Deal
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

People. People. People. When you consider mergers, acquisitions, divestments or any other major business transaction, your first thought should be People. Make no mistake, people still matter in M&A and can make or break deal outcomes.