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July 29, 2020

Chairman's Message - July 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

From a strategic standpoint, this is perhaps the one thing about our current environment that is not entirely unprecedented. Based on data from the 2008-2010 global financial crisis. We saw companies in diverse sectors move methodically to revisit portfolio holdings ...

July 29, 2020

Mergermarket Releases 1H20 Global M&A Report  
Submitted by Mergermarket, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

July 28, 2020

Preserving and Leveraging Your Target Company’s Secret Sauce
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council and John Bender, President of M&A Partners

One of the most important concepts in integration strategy, planning, and execution is “Secret Sauce.” These critical capabilities – the elements that make the TargetCo distinctly strategic or valuable in the first place – must be carefully analyzed, retained, and leveraged during integration to fully realize the planned business results. 

July 27, 2020

Past attendees share their most important lessons.
 

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.

July 14, 2020

Creating a Comprehensive Integration Strategy Framework (ISF)
by Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

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

July 9, 2020

There Are No Cookie-Cutter Patterns
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

Integration is tough. There are no formulas. No cookie-cutter patterns. Seldom a simple solution. But as my friend and President Emeritus of the M&A Leadership Council, Jack Prouty, says – there is a way you can “stack the deck for success.”

June 29, 2020

Chairman’s Message – June 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

As we build on this success, we would love to host you for one of our monthly online training programs soon. Don’t miss our next eventThe Art of M&A® Integration OnlineJuly 21-23!

June 29, 2020

That Certain Something that Makes Them Unique
By Mark Herndon of the M&A Leadership Council and John Bender of M&A Partners

Preserving the target company’s “secret sauce” is probably one of the most often quoted, but least understood and consistently applied principles for success in the entire M&A world. That statement is not just for shock value.