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April 19, 2019

"Vigorous Private Equity Activity and a Healthy Domestic Deal Flow "
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 quarter (Q1) of 2019, 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. 

March 22, 2019

M&A Positions Available
Submitted by M&A Leadership Council Talent Services Division 

A client of the Talent Services Division of the M&A Leadership Council needs an experienced and accomplished HR Executive/Leader with deep M&A Integration experience.

March 22, 2019

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

In my 30-plus years of working on mergers and acquisitions, both in corporate management and as a management consultant, I have observed two conflicting facts:

1. Project management is not a core competency in most organizations.
​2. Effective project/program management is a critical success factor for effective M&A integration.

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.

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.