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M&A Leadership Council training
July 23, 2019

Setting the Standard in M&A Training
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

For ten years, the M&A Leadership Council has collaborated with best-in-class professional services firms and M&A practitioners in creating material to benefit M&A professionals in every role, throughout every stage of the deal. The product of our efforts is a robust curriculum that sets the standard in M&A training. Our presenters teach best practices, including:

July 17, 2019

"Down 11% on 1H18 but up 17% on 2H18 by value"
Submitted by Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its Global M&A roundup for the first half of 2019 (1H19), including its financial advisors league tables. Take a look at the report HERE and don’t forget to review the charts breaking down the activity by sector, value, year-to-year analysis, etc. 

June 24, 2019

The Heart of the Deal
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

People. People. People. When you consider mergers, acquisitions, divestments or any other major business transaction, your first thought should be People. Make no mistake, people still matter in M&A and can make or break deal outcomes.

June 24, 2019

Prevent M&A Value Disintegration with Solid Integration
By Wes Beadle, Director of Program Management for NSTXL and Certified M&A Specialist

How do we get the most out of M&A deals and really create shareholder value? This is something that eludes most companies after they close a deal.

June 24, 2019

Plant-Based Cleaner Manufacturer In Growth Mode
Submitted by Chad Watt with Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Solugen, a Houston-based maker of plant-based peroxides, is looking for partnerships to expand the use of its chemicals with US oil producers and beyond, according to co-founder and chief technology officer Sean Hunt.

May 21, 2019

Introducing The Art of M&A, 5th Edition
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

We are a little more than a month away from the release of one of the most highly anticipated business books in a decade:The Art of M&A, Fifth Edition (McGraw Hill Education).

May 17, 2019

PE Deal Values Increase as Number of Deals Decreases
Submitted by Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its US PE Data Brief and Analysis for the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). Take a look at the report HERE and don’t forget to review the charts breaking down the activity by sector, value, year-to-year analysis, etc. 

May 17, 2019

A View from the Trenches
By Jack Prouty, President of the M&A Leadership Council

Successful mergers and acquisitions hinge on creating value and mitigating risk. Working in M&A over the last 30 years has taught me the high value of being paranoid. Many challenges will crop up throughout any deal: from diligence, to integration pre-close planning and post-close transition management. M&A deals are challenging and complex: it is not business as usual. You need to expect and be prepared to deal with issues throughout the deal. Anyone expecting everything to operate smoothly and just as planned will have a disappointing and short career.