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March 22, 2019

Don’t Delay Go-to-Market Decisions
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

Why do so many deal leaders seem to ignore questions about customer engagement, marketing and brand strategy? Critical revenue stabilization or upside capture tends to gain attention post close rather than during the diligence or integration planning phases.

March 22, 2019

The Buyer's Perspective 
Written by Chittur P. Narayan, Principal Director of M&A Integration Management at CBRE, Inc.

Carveouts are among the most complex transactions. This is especially true when the carveout involves the sale of a business unit that is operationally integrated with the rest of the parent company’s business. In such transactions, the seller may be required to continue providing post-closing support for mission critical services to the buyer.

March 20, 2019

Global Mining Sector Absolutely Digging Barrick-Newmont Fisticuffs
Submitted by Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

In hockey, a good fistfight can be a game changer.

The same goes for mining, where the world’s largest gold producer, Barrick Gold, got everyone’s attention with an $18 billion hostile bid for No. 2 player Newmont Mining.

March 12, 2019

Press Release - Prophet Joins the M&A Leadership Council 
Submitted by M&A Leadership Council 

DALLAS – March 12, 2019 – The M&A Leadership Council today announced that Prophet has joined the Council as the Growth and Brand Strategy training partner.

March 3, 2019

Past attendees share their most important lessons.
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

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.

February 26, 2019

Divestitures: Expanding Your Tool Kit for Business Excellence
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

The “Best of Breed” companies are constantly evolving in response to market changes and competitive challenges. A key part of the constant repositioning of the business for success is making strategic acquisitions, but just as important is reassessing their existing portfolio of businesses and making smart  decisions regarding divestitures and carve-outs.

February 26, 2019

Healthcare MA&D
Submitted by Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

According to an analysis by Mergermarket, an Acuris company, the top US city for healthcare M&A is Boston. It emerged as the clear capital for the sector, with 93 Boston-based companies sold between 2015 and 2018.

January 23, 2019

Is This the Hand You Want to Have?
By Jack Prouty, President of the 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, it is also important to think about what brings you to failure.