M&A Blog and News
Hidden Data Within My Organization
Submitted by BDO, a partner of M&A Leadership Council
Data volumes continue to grow despite efforts to reduce digital footprints across the organization. Wherever you look, every part of your organization stores data. Do you know where your EU personal data resides? Can you easily find it, correct it, provide a copy of it to a data subject, or even delete it?
M&A Positions Available
Submitted by M&A Leadership Council Talent Services Division
Are you looking to expand your M&A knowledge base? Our partner, M&A Partners have several positions open. Take a look and see if you are right for the job!
Global M&A Roundup for Q1
Submitted by MergerMarket/Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council
Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its Global M&A roundup for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, including its league tables of financial advisors, and it’s very promising! The extraordinary surge in dealmaking seen at the end of 2017 has carried through into 2018 as global M&A hit its highest Q1 value on Mergermarket record (since 2001)
Every organization must address the human element of cybersecurity.
Submitted by Willis Towers Watson, a partner organization of the M&A Leadership Council
Willis Towers Watson recently analyzed data from 225 cyber insurance claims it reported on behalf of clients in 2017. The resulting Reported Claims Index revealed that HR leaders must take an active role in cyber security: 58% of claims last year were directly attributable to employee negligence and/or malfeasance.
Denying or delaying change can cause significant deal value erosion.
By Jack Prouty, President of the M&A Leadership Council
Even if the near-term changes will be relatively minor, your message needs to be, "There will be change within both organizations. We will effectively communicate changes and be smart about it, etc." Effective mergers and acquisitions are all about managing people through the change process.
Forums will offer insights on M&A opportunities, trends and challenges.
Submitted by Mergermarket, an M&A Leadership Council partner organization
Two upcoming forums hosted by Mergermarket will dive into the latest developments in M&A, along with providing a platform to meet with industry leaders.
Deal teams must understand implications for the due diligence and transaction processes.
By Tom Allen of Midaxo,an M&A Leadership Council partner organization
On May 25th, 2018, the major data privacy legislation known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. GDPR introduces substantial changes to existing European Union privacy laws and provides a regulatory framework for the treatment of personal data belonging to EU citizens. Given the linkage between personal data exchange and M&A transaction activity, teams engaged in deal making need to understand the implications to their due diligence and transaction processes.
Focusing on a few key areas will ensure a successful transaction.
By Mary Chico, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Willis Towers Watson, an M&A Leadership Council partner organization
I was recently at a conference featuring a CEO who had just completed a corporate spin-off. He was asked what, if anything, he would have done differently. His response? “More decision-making; much earlier.” His answer was pretty telling, and aligned with what I’ve seen through our experiences helping hundreds of clients through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of all types.