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February 27, 2024

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

Research shows that a significant percentage of acquisitions “fail” in some way. Are they worth the risk? This is a question of facts and circumstances. Sometimes an acquisition is the right strategic choice, and other times this would be the wrong move.....

February 21, 2024

A Well Written TSA Eases IT Transitions
By William Blandford, Managing Director at Blandford Associates

While many people have participated in the acquisition of a business, fewer have participated in a carve-out, a type of divestiture where a part of a business is sold. However, as businesses move ......

February 20, 2024

Culture Success Drives M&A Success
By Mark Herndon, Chairman Emeritus, M&A Leadership Council

“We’ve done 50 acquisitions globally and STILL don’t know BEANS* about culture!” This transparent acknowledgement from the Division President of a global Fortune 100 manufacturer was the launch point.....

February 15, 2024

3 Mission-Critical Ingredients Will Transform the Seller's Business Post-Divestiture
By Mark Herndon, Chairman Emeritus, M&A Leadership Council

Let’s face it – once a divestiture sale closes, there’s a natural tendency for executive focus and accountability to immediately shift to other urgent priorities and let the seller’s remaining post-sale business continue on a “business as usual”.....

February 13, 2024

Before Launching Your Next Integration Take a Good Look
by Mark Herndon, Chairman Emeritus, M&A Leadership Council 

​It’s not a trick question: “How do you know you're ready to launch integration planning?” Our answer? Not until you’ve done THIS – created a comprehensive Integration Strategy Framework (ISF)......

February 8, 2024

The Art of M&A® / Financing and Refinancing
An excerpt from The Art of M&A, Fifth Edition: A Merger, Acquisition, and Buyout Guide by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

Can a buyer always finance all or part of a transaction through partial divestments or spin-offs? Not necessarily. This is possible only when the business acquired consists of separate components or has excess real estate or other assets.....

February 5, 2024

M&A Resourcing Imperative: Staffing Your M&A Team for Optimal Impact
By M&A Leadership Council

One of the most persistent and perplexing challenges many acquirers struggle with is inadequate M&A team resourcing. The M&A resource problem plagues experienced acquirers as well as inexperienced ones. There simply never .....

January 30, 2024

Spin-Offs Clearly Demonstrate Real-Life Business Lessons
By M&A Leadership Council 

Spin-offs have become a common strategy for companies looking to streamline operations or explore new market opportunities. But what can these corporate maneuvers teach us about business overall? .....