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June 22, 2023

A Case for the Diligence Management Office
Co-written by Mark Juergens, Senior Partner, M&A Partners, and Mark Herndon, Chairman Emeritus, M&A Leadership Council

While most organizations have adopted the Integration Management Office (IMO) as an essential best practice, few organizations consistently apply the same discipline and rigor to due diligence.

June 19, 2023

What Gets Measured is What Gets Done
by Jack Prouty, Past President, M&A Leadership Council

In our popular training course, “The Art of M&A® for Integration Leaders,” we state that the ultimate measure of overall M&A success is whether you increased shareholder value or not. While this is the bottom-line measure after the integration is completed, you....

June 14, 2023

The Art of M&A® / Due Diligence 
An excerpt from The Art of M&A, Fifth Edition: A Merger, Acquisition, and Buyout Guide 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. 

June 12, 2023

Insights & Advice: An Interview with Two Experts
By Mark Herndon, Chairman Emeritus, 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.......

June 8, 2023

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). 

May 30, 2023

Establishing an IMO plan for the purposes of managing integration is highly recommended, as it provides a “home base” for all integration activities and can be set up as a unique cost center to capture integration related expenses.  

May 23, 2023

It Is Up To You to Stack the Deck
By Mark Herndon, Chairman Emeritus, 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.”

April 6, 2023

Part Two: The 3 Mission-Critical Ingredients for Divestiture Success

Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council, shares Part Two of this series covering key requirements in supporting the buyer post-close and optimizing the Seller’s remaining business for maximum value when divesting a business.