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September 28, 2020

Chairman’s Message – September 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council  

August 26, 2020

Chairman's Message - August 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman & CEO of the M&A Leadership Council 

According to an August 26, 2020 report in MergerMarket, (an M&A Leadership Council partner organization), the U.S. Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sector has been the best performing sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 26, 2020

Smaller, Modern Designs Presented as Clean, Safe Sources for Baseload Power
By Nate Trela and Hana Askren with Mergermarket, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

August 1, 2020

Getting Better at Divestitures
By Jack Prouty, President of the M&A Leadership Council

Who needs to worry about planning and managing divestitures? The answer is most companies that are striving to continually position themselves for business success while showing strong financial performance to their shareholder.

July 29, 2020

Pay Environments - PostMerger
An excerpt from The Art of M&A by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

Why would a newly combined company want to have different pay plans for its units?

July 29, 2020

Chairman's Message - July 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

From a strategic standpoint, this is perhaps the one thing about our current environment that is not entirely unprecedented. Based on data from the 2008-2010 global financial crisis. We saw companies in diverse sectors move methodically to revisit portfolio holdings ...

July 29, 2020

Mergermarket Releases 1H20 Global M&A Report  
Submitted by Mergermarket, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

July 28, 2020

Preserving and Leveraging Your Target Company’s Secret Sauce
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council and John Bender, President of M&A Partners

One of the most important concepts in integration strategy, planning, and execution is “Secret Sauce.” These critical capabilities – the elements that make the TargetCo distinctly strategic or valuable in the first place – must be carefully analyzed, retained, and leveraged during integration to fully realize the planned business results.