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May 27, 2020

As Pandemic Moves In, On-Premise Moves Out 
By Chris Metinko, Mark Andress and Deborah Balshem of Mergermarket, an Acuris Company and partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

The COVID-19 pandemic is hastening many companies’ ongoing migration to the cloud as organizations both small and large see their workforce turned into a well-distributed, stay-at-home army. While large on-premise datacenters were once all the rage, COVID-19 is helping to prove how unwieldy they can be, according to several industry sources.

May 26, 2020

The Art of M&A - Integration 
An excerpt from The Art of M&A by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

 A growing number of M&A professionals are pursuing the Certified M&A Specialist, or CMAS® credential. To support CMAS® candidates preparing for the CMAS® exam, we are pleased to continue our feature column, CMAS® Corner, by noted author and expert, Alexandra Reed Lajoux. 

April 29, 2020

Chairman’s Message – April 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council 

Debuting this month in our training series is our first online seminar, M&A Direct℠ Due Diligence, May 5-7. This course is adapted from our premier, onsite workshops that have been attended by over 4,000 executives from hundreds of companies in mainly every primary industry sector.

April 28, 2020

Spot Cyber & IT Challenges Through Improved Due Diligence 
By Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council 

Cybersecurity and IT due diligence has become one of the most challenging, and also one of the most critical areas of due diligence in any environment. The risks of brand damage, customer churn, and substantial costs have brought this topic to the forefront in many recent M&A Leadership Council workshops.

April 27, 2020

Including League Tables of Financial Advisors
Submitted by Mergermarket, An Acuris Company 

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released its 1Q20 report which revealed that after nearly ten years of growth, global M&A activity is down 39.1% by value on 1Q19 to USD 563.7bn over 3,685 transactions in 1Q20, and back to levels not seen since the first half of 2013

April 27, 2020

The Art of M&A - Due Diligence 
An excerpt from The Art of M&A by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

The due diligence process begins from the moment a buyer senses a possible acquisition opportunity. The buyer then starts to examine the information that is readily available at this early time about the company. For public companies, this information is usually derived from public documents—including press reports, filings with securities regulators, and any debt or equity offering memorandums the company or its bankers might have prepared for potential buyers.

March 30, 2020

The Art of M&A - Cybersecurity
An excerpt from The Art of M&A by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

Cybersecurity audits should be a very comprehensive review of the existing digital environment of the target company that includes a wide variety of different platforms and tools.

March 30, 2020

Ongoing Market Volatility Brings Challenges
Submitted by Mergermarket, an Acuris Company and Partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

As the global spread of coronavirus continues, dealmakers in the US are trying to adjust to ongoing market volatility, with challenges for acquisition financing and some delays in sale processes expected, according to a survey of investment bankers.