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July 2, 2024

Why IT Leaders Are Essential from Day 1 in M&A Deals
By John Sinkus, Senior Advisor, M&A Leadership Council

It's well known that M&A deals are more likely to succeed if the executive leadership is engaged in the entire process from beginning to end. This means that multiple members of the C-suite are actively involved in the whole deal.....

June 27, 2024

Some Actual What-to-Do's
By M&A Leadership Council

Everyone probably knows that financial, legal, and operational aspects of a business typically receive the most attention during due diligence. However, one equally important but often overlooked element is culture due diligence.......

June 24, 2024

Hero-Driven M&A vs. Well-Performed M&A
by Jack Prouty, Past President, M&A Leadership Council 

In our Art of M&A® training programs, one of the number one challenges listed by attendees is securing resources for the M&A effort. Specifically, there are not enough of them; they are untrained or unqualified; or they lack dedicated staff because ......

June 20, 2024

CX and EX are Linked in M&A Integration
By Wendy Parkes, MBA, CAPP, APPC, CMAS

A quintessential element of any successful acquisition integration is establishing and maintaining a relentless focus on delivering outstanding and seamless customer experience (“CX”).....

June 18, 2024

A Step-by-Step Guide
By M&A Leadership Council

An M&A risk assessment is a systematic evaluation process used to identify, analyze, and mitigate potential risks associated with a merger or acquisition. The primary goal is to ensure that the transaction aligns.....

June 6, 2024

The Art of M&A® / Strategy
An excerpt from The Art of M&A, Sixth Edition: A Merger, Acquisition, and Buyout Guide by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

The main kinds of M&A strategy are portfolio-building, cost cutting, revenue boosting, and hedging via strategic options.25  As explained in the next section, these strategics can be achieved via various directions (horizontal, vertical, diagonal/diversifying).......

May 24, 2024

By Jack Prouty, Past President, M&A Leadership Council

Too often, the focus in due diligence is on collecting data rather than analyzing the business. It is equally important to evaluate how well the businesses align; the value the acquisition brings to the acquirer....

May 23, 2024

It's a Single Anxiety That Can Manifest in Many Areas
By M&A Leadership Council 

For M&A professionals in the Integration Management Office (IMO), their biggest fear is arguably failing to realize the full value of the merger or acquisition. This source of anxiety can manifest in several critical areas, and here we explore six specific.....