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May 12, 2021

Stack the Deck in Your Favor
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

If you compare M&A results over the last 20 years, you’ll notice the data has barely changed. Between 50 and 70% of all deals underperform their original business objectives. Facing this very real risk, what can businesses do to improve their odds? 

March 2, 2021

The Impact of M&A on IT
By Mark Rapier, Senior Advisor, M&A Partners

Information technology (IT) is often cast in terms of its role in M&A and its significance to risk mitigation, operational continuity, and achieving optimal deal results. Yet, many C-level executives outside of IT don’t have an adequate understanding of how M&A impacts the IT 

March 2, 2021

Chairman’s Message – March 2021
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

Over the last two years, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have dominated the IPO market. According to BusinessInsider, 219 SPACs raised $73B in new IPOs during 2020 alone. 

March 1, 2021

Are the New Employees Ready?
By Jahan Mirun Jaganmohan, Integration Leader at TIBCO; and Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council

Brands and human capital are fundamentally important assets of any M&A transaction. Yet many acquirers fail to effectively prepare and align employees of the target company to embrace and adopt the acquirer’s brand and organizational values.

February 8, 2021

20 Essential Requirements for Success 
by Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

We have said it, you have said it, we have all said it. Let’s say it together one more time: “There is NO “cookie-cutter,” formulaic approach to M&A integration success.”

February 8, 2021

How to Lead Your Next Acquisition from Chaos to Consistent, Repeatable Results: Recommendations from Five M&A Experts 
Released by the M&A Leadership Council 

DALLAS – February 5, 2021 Most M&A deals still fail to hit their full targeted strategic or financial objectives, but there’s a growing number of acquirers determined

February 1, 2021

Chairman’s Message – February 2021
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

With substantial capital available, acquirers are anticipating greater deal volume and more competition among potential buyers, especially more experienced or more agile private equity or SPAC buyers.  Many active acquirers are doing multiple, simultaneous, and overlapping deals; often with different deal-types, structures and with varying degrees of risk and integration challenges.

January 29, 2021

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.