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Our Partner BDO Holds Important Webinar
By M&A Leadership Council
Get to Know Your Target via the Science of Due Diligence
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council
As my good friend and co-founder of the M&A Leadership Council, Jack Prouty, says: “Due Diligence for the purchase of a company is much like the activities one undertakes when buying a home.” Simplistic?
What You Need to Know About SaaS Due Diligence
Submitted by Tom Allen of Midaxo, an M&A Leadership Council partner organization
Slack is worth over $5 billion. Shopify, $10 billion. LinkedIn was acquired for $26 billion and Salesforce is nearing $100 billion in market cap.
The shared trait among these tech stars: a SaaS (software as a service) business model. Unlike physical inventory and brick and mortar governed growth, cloud- based software has created a rapid and profitable way for a company to scale.
BDO HORIZONS 2018 - Issue 2
Submitted by BDO, a partner of M&A Leadership Council
SInce 2015, BDO's M&A professionals have provided clients with quarterly analysis of all the latest developments in the global M&A mid-market in our HORIZONS magazine. By analyzing what lies ahead, we help clients make key strategic decisions on possible business developments. Based on the knowledge, in 2017 BDO supported clients across the globe in over 1,200 transactions.
M&A – Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor: Q1 2018
Submitted by Willis Towers Watson, a partner organization of the M&A Leadership Council
Global M&A market performance was flat in the first quarter of 2018, according to Willis Towers Watson’s latest Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM). Dealmakers on average underperformed the Index1 by 0.1pp (percentage points) in the last three months, with large (valued at over $1bn) and mega (value at over $10bn) deals especially struggling to add value, as well as cross border and cross regional deals.
Technology, Media & Communications Trend Report Q1 2018
Submitted by MergerMarket/Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council
Larry Dell Joins the M&A Leadership Council as Executive Director
Released by M&A Leadership Council
DALLAS – May 24, 2018 – The M&A Leadership Council is proud to announce the addition of Larry Dell as its new Executive Director in charge of Alumni Relations. His primary responsibility will be to assist the more than 2,500 executives from around the world who have attended the various M&A training programs offered by the Council.
A First Step in M&A's: Know Thyself!
by Jack Prouty, President of M&A Leadership Council
In both The Art of M&A Due Diligence and The Art of M&A Integration, we tell our attendees, “If you are going to take on acquisitions—especially if you are a serial acquirer—you must first be internally ready.” Since many of them are strategic buyers, we ask them to consider how an acquisition complements their existing business and supports their growth strategy. We recommend a number of preparations your business needs for M&A success, and these need to be done beforehand, not when you are face-to-face with the diligence effort.