M&A Blog and News
By Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council
Most companies still struggle with culture and employee experience (EX) during M&A.
Actions originally intended to empower and align employees more typically come across as haphazard, ill-conceived, or poorly...
Remember that 2015 movie with Matt Damon, called The Martian? It should be "required watching" for all M&A professionals because it offers essential advice all M&A integrators should live by.
You've probably felt the crunch caused by the current economic climate, which has led to corporate development and integration leaders being challenged like never before.
You’re invited to be part of a brand new in-person, experiential course offered by the M&A Leadership Council, The Art of M&A® for Integration Leaders: Collaborative Forum.
This is a hands-on working session for senior-level corporate development, M&A, and integration leaders intended to help corporate acquirers make an immediate and sustained improvement on integration results with every deal.
Fundamentals of M&A: An Excerpt from The Art of M&A Book Series
By Alexandra Reed Lajoux, Board of M&A Standards/Founding Principal at CapEx
How Common are Postmerger Divestitures of Acquired Company Units? It depends on how long a timeline for divestiture you are considering. Few companies divest units immediately following an acquisition (unless they are compelled to do so by antitrust regulators), but many ...
It Is Up To You to Stack the Deck
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council
Integration is tough. There are no formulas. No cookie-cutter patterns. Seldom a simple solution. But as my friend and President Emeritus of the M&A Leadership Council, Jack Prouty, says – there is a way you can “stack the deck for success.”
Establishing an IMO plan for the purposes of managing integration is highly recommended, as it provides a “home base” for all integration activities and can be set up as a unique cost center to capture integration related expenses. At its essence, an IMO is a temporary project management office that: Drives development of overall integration plans, including all the integration projects, communications plan, and ....
7 Key Integration Initiatives and Objectives to Consider
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of M&A Leadership Council
The recent acquisition of Tiffany & Co. (TIF) by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) was not technically a hostile takeover, but given the outright insults, threats, lawsuits, back-channel dealings, and portended government intervention – it certainly could not have been more hostile.