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May 20, 2024

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

If two major companies combine, what considerations arise when deciding on the name and/or logo of the new company? A company’s name and logo (along with the names and logos of any  brands it may own) can constitute a significant percentage.......

May 15, 2024

9 Examples That Can Enhance Merger Success
By M&A Leadership Council 

Ensuring continuity between the two critical phases of diligence and integration can significantly enhance the success of a merger. The following nine examples of continuity between diligence and integration team activities highlight.....

May 9, 2024

Certain Risks May Impact the Decision to Proceed with the Transaction
By M&A Leadership Council 

During an M&A due diligence process, certain red flags might indicate risks or problems that could impact the decision to proceed with the transaction. Here are 32 red flags to watch out for......

May 7, 2024

Talk Is Cheap: Value Erosion Secret #1
By Jack Prouty, Past President, M&A Leadership Council

How often have you heard the phrase, “Talk is cheap”? Well, in the M&A world, “not talking” is expensive! What do I mean by this? In the period between Day of Announcement and Date of Legal Close, the focus...........

April 30, 2024

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

Corporate Documents: Certificate of Incorporation (CI) Including All Amendments, Name Changes, Mergers.  The CI is particularly helpful in determining what name to search for title to real estate. Special care should be taken .......

April 23, 2024

Why Employee Experience Matters in M&A Integration
By M&A Leadership Council 

How does employee experience actually impact an M&A integration? Employee experience plays a crucial role in the success of an integration. Here are some key ways that employee experience can impact this process....

April 4, 2024

Inexperience and Bad Decisions Help Achieve the Goal  
By Jack Prouty, Past President, M&A Leadership Council

It is considered a given that deal-makers want to achieve M&A success, but occasionally I witness behavior that challenges this assumption. I so often write articles about how to be successful; however, .......

April 2, 2024

Take a Coach's Approach to Forming a Championship M&A Integration Team
By M&A Leadership Council 

Transitioning project managers from a PMO (Project Management Office) to an IMO (Integration Management Office) requires strategic maneuvering akin to assembling a championship sports team. The success of this transition hinges on more than....