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November 15, 2018

Smart Moves: Managing the Enterprise Portfolio
by Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

In past decades, corporate executive teams focused on organic growth as the single method for creating value for their shareholders. In the 1980s a new wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) swept into the boardrooms globally.

November 15, 2018

Details on Red Hat/IBM
Submitted by Mergermarket, an Acuris Company and partner of the M&A Leadership Council

Following IBM’s announcement that it will be acquiring open source enterprise software maker Red Hat for USD 33bn, Mergermarket, an Acuris company, sheds some light on deal activity within the computer software space:

November 13, 2018

4 Critical Steps HR Leaders Should Consider Before Embarking on a Successful Integration
Submitted by Willis Towers Watson, a Partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

So, the boss just told you that your company has entered into an agreement to buy another company. The transaction is expected to close in 60 days, and you need to prepare to bring all the people onto your systems and programs.

October 29, 2018

Be Mad at Who Sold You, Not at Who Bought You!
By Jack Prouty, President of the M&A Leadership Council

The management of the acquired company, even if they personally will be exiting soon after close, care about their business and their people. They know who the valuable players are, as well as where the issues and challenges are in their business.

October 28, 2018

Making Training the New Tradition
by Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

After all these years, the ability of most organizations to quickly and effectively digest mergers and acquisitions remains fragile, risky and evasive. Even the biggest and brightest companies must admit that the majority of transactions failed to deliver on the promises made when the deal was crafted.

October 28, 2018

Global & Regional M&A Report
Submitted by Mergermarket, an Acuris Company and partner of the M&A Leadership Council

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its Global M&A roundup for Q1 – Q3 of 2018, including its financial advisors league tables, and Q3 saw subdued M&A activity as growing geopolitical tensions, trade wars and protectionism dampened spirits and caused corporates to pause over the summer.


September 26, 2018

Race for Poke Bowl Dominace
By Dayna Fields with Mergermarket/Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council

The race for global dominance among Hawaiian-inspired poke bowl restaurants is heating up as major players emerge and attract interest from both buyers and sellers, industry executives say.

September 26, 2018

High Performance Integration
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of The M&A Leadership Council and a member of the Board of M&A Standards

When I established my consulting organization in hopes of improving the Integration practices of corporate buyers, extensive research made it clear that poor results in mergers and acquisitions were because of the lack of one or more key elements.