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June 15, 2020

What M&A Looks Like During the Pandemic
By Mark Herndon of the M&A Leadership Council and John Bender of M&A Partners

When Covid-19 first began its impact on the US economy, M&A Leadership Council partnered with M&A Partners to do a survey - the results of which were recently published in Harvard Business Review. 

June 12, 2020

Differences Between the Art of M&A Integration and Program Management
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

“Several of our M&A team members have been to the M&A Leadership Council’s in-person workshop, The Art of M&A Integration. What is different in the new online workshop The Art of M&A Program Management that would be worth our time?”

May 27, 2020

As Pandemic Moves In, On-Premise Moves Out 
By Chris Metinko, Mark Andress and Deborah Balshem of Mergermarket, an Acuris Company and partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

The COVID-19 pandemic is hastening many companies’ ongoing migration to the cloud as organizations both small and large see their workforce turned into a well-distributed, stay-at-home army. While large on-premise datacenters were once all the rage, COVID-19 is helping to prove how unwieldy they can be, according to several industry sources.

May 26, 2020

The Art of M&A - Integration 
An excerpt from The Art of M&A by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

 A growing number of M&A professionals are pursuing the Certified M&A Specialist, or CMAS® credential. To support CMAS® candidates preparing for the CMAS® exam, we are pleased to continue our feature column, CMAS® Corner, by noted author and expert, Alexandra Reed Lajoux. 

April 29, 2020

Chairman’s Message – April 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council 

Debuting this month in our training series is our first online seminar, M&A Direct℠ Due Diligence, May 5-7. This course is adapted from our premier, onsite workshops that have been attended by over 4,000 executives from hundreds of companies in mainly every primary industry sector.

April 28, 2020

Spot Cyber & IT Challenges Through Improved Due Diligence 
By Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council 

Cybersecurity and IT due diligence has become one of the most challenging, and also one of the most critical areas of due diligence in any environment. The risks of brand damage, customer churn, and substantial costs have brought this topic to the forefront in many recent M&A Leadership Council workshops.

April 27, 2020

Including League Tables of Financial Advisors
Submitted by Mergermarket, An Acuris Company 

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released its 1Q20 report which revealed that after nearly ten years of growth, global M&A activity is down 39.1% by value on 1Q19 to USD 563.7bn over 3,685 transactions in 1Q20, and back to levels not seen since the first half of 2013

April 27, 2020

The Art of M&A - Due Diligence 
An excerpt from The Art of M&A by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

The due diligence process begins from the moment a buyer senses a possible acquisition opportunity. The buyer then starts to examine the information that is readily available at this early time about the company. For public companies, this information is usually derived from public documents—including press reports, filings with securities regulators, and any debt or equity offering memorandums the company or its bankers might have prepared for potential buyers.