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July 29, 2015

How Strong Corporate Cultures are Formed
by Paul Teuton, EMEA Regional Director, Ketchum Change

Organizational culture is the result of what employees see, hear, do and believe. It unites people around a shared mission and goal, creating a sense of meaning around relationships, work and achievement in the workplace. Employees are an organization’s most important asset, and therefore developing an authentic culture is key to the success of your business.

July 29, 2015

An Excerpt from "The Employee Handbook for Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions"
by Mitchell Lee Marks

Each year there are thousands of mergers and acquisitions, involving millions of employees and billions of dollars.  The concept is simple: combine the strengths of two organizations to achieve strategic and financial objectives that neither side can accomplish...

July 29, 2015

Some Interesting M&A Data
Provided by Mergermarket

Mergermarket has released its Global M&A roundup report for the first half (H1) 2015, including its league tables for PR advisors. Take a look at the report HERE.

July 29, 2015

Seeking to Fill M&A Positions

Looking for a position in M&A?  Frequently we receive requests from our partner firms and others for managers, consultants and other leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions.  Please check these listings and submit your resume to [email protected]; the Council will forward best candidates to the pertinent company.

July 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  "Corporate Review" and M&A Partners Discuss M&A Success

July 15, 2015 - Boca Raton, Florida -- Mergers and acquisitions offer companies ample opportunities for growth and profit, but many companies do not have the experience and knowledge necessary to be successful in this area. M&A Partners believes that they can help companies navigate their market confidently. 

June 9, 2015

A "Fly-In" Deep Dive Training Conference About Managing and Leveraging IT While Linking Business Activities and Priorities

IT represents the largest investment, most potential risk and complexities, and also bottom-line business benefits in the execution of a successful integration. Because IT touches all other functional areas, an M&A integration cannot be completed until all the elements of the IT integration have been addressed.

May 26, 2015
Element 3 in the S3 Guidance Model: Stability
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council
 
Element 3 in the S3 Guidance Model:  Stability – Don’t get so tied up around creating Speed and capturing Synergies that you forget about the need to stabilize the stakeholders (employees, shareholders, customers, vendors, etc.) first.  Yes, First.  Maybe the most important integration strategy and effort is in having the tools, capabilities and a specific plan for stability. 
May 26, 2015

A “Red/Yellow/Green Light” Analysis Approach for Potential Privacy Risks
by Brian Hengesbaugh, Principal, Baker & McKenzie and Harry A. Valetk, Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie

Nearly half (46 percent) of global financial services professionals named cyber risk as their number-one concern, a record-high level of concern, according to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) most recent Systemic Risk Barometer Survey.  Eighty percent of respondents cited cyber risk as one of their top five risks, along with geopolitical risk and regulatory risk, and overall, cybersecurity concerns have nearly doubled in only one year, according to DTCC.