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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.

January 14, 2021

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)

January 7, 2021

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

In addition to our excellent educational content and fantastic Alumni community helping you get every aspect of M&A right in your organization, we are pleased to debut several important “can’t miss” webinars

January 6, 2021

Board M&A Tips for the New Normal
Mark Herndon Interviews with Boardroom Insider

For the global economy, 2020 was no doubt a series of shocks, but the crashing lows seem to have been followed by some giddy highs (in late November the U.S. Dow Jones Industrial Average finished above 30,000 for the first time in history).  Merger and acquisition activity has been bouncy too. 

January 6, 2021

2020 Global M&A Report with financial league tables
Submitted by Mergermarket, an Acuris Company and partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

M&A activity in the first half was subdued (USD 971.0bn), leading to an overall 6.6% year-on-year decline by value. Amid the social and economic disruptions caused by COVID-19, deal count was down 15.5%, from 20,767 to 17,545. While a few sectors fell, others rose, making it a bumpy ride for deal professionals.

January 5, 2021

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

We are often asked, “Is it even possible to preserve and leverage a TargetCo’s secret sauce.” We will be the first to admit that most acquirers have learned the hard way, by unintentionally blowing up one or more highly unique TargetCo’s. Yet, with strategic insight, effective leadership and a mature internal M&A process, acquirers can master this vital capability.