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July 29, 2020

Mergermarket Releases 1H20 Global M&A Report  
Submitted by Mergermarket, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

July 28, 2020

Preserving and Leveraging Your Target Company’s Secret Sauce
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council and John Bender, President of M&A Partners

One of the most important concepts in integration strategy, planning, and execution is “Secret Sauce.” These critical capabilities – the elements that make the TargetCo distinctly strategic or valuable in the first place – must be carefully analyzed, retained, and leveraged during integration to fully realize the planned business results. 

July 27, 2020

Past attendees share their most important lessons.
 

The M&A Leadership Council is kicking off 2018 with The Art of M&A for Divestitures and Carve-Outs. In this unique workshop setting, you’ll work alongside your peers and learn from M&A experts from BDO, Willis Towers Watson, M&A Partners and others. Here’s a look at what past attendees learned from The Art of M&A for Divestitures and Carve-Outs.

July 14, 2020

Creating a Comprehensive Integration Strategy Framework (ISF)
by Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

​It’s not a trick question: “How do you know you are ready to launch integration planning?” Our answer? Not until you’ve done THIS – created a comprehensive Integration Strategy Framework (ISF)

July 9, 2020

There Are No Cookie-Cutter Patterns
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

Integration is tough. There are no formulas. No cookie-cutter patterns. Seldom a simple solution. But as my friend and President Emeritus of the M&A Leadership Council, Jack Prouty, says – there is a way you can “stack the deck for success.”

June 29, 2020

Chairman’s Message – June 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

As we build on this success, we would love to host you for one of our monthly online training programs soon. Don’t miss our next eventThe Art of M&A® Integration OnlineJuly 21-23!

June 29, 2020

That Certain Something that Makes Them Unique
By Mark Herndon of the M&A Leadership Council and John Bender of M&A Partners

Preserving the target company’s “secret sauce” is probably one of the most often quoted, but least understood and consistently applied principles for success in the entire M&A world. That statement is not just for shock value.

June 29, 2020

More food deliveries and demand for masks and protective barriers have boosted the industry. 
By Kasia Patel, Marlene Givant Star and Heather West with Mergermarket, an Acuris Company and partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Interest in packaging M&A is likely to bounce back as some suppliers have seen increased demand due to the global coronavirus pandemic, several industry sources have told Mergermarket.