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March 30, 2015

3 Important Insights from Crowe Horwath's Valuation Services Leader 
Contributed by Crowe Horwath LLP

Companies looking to seize opportunities in the booming mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market need to be fully prepared to face the rigors of the valuation process. Crowe Horwath LLP Valuation Services Leader Mary Ann Travers recently sat down with The Deal to discuss how organizations of different sizes are preparing for valuations and to offer insights on:

March 30, 2015
Some Interesting M&A Data
Provided by Mergermarket
 
A recent report by White & Case and MergermarketUS M&A 2014-2015: Full steam ahead reveals deal activity was at its highest level for five years, with companies announcing 4,795 deals worth US$1.4 trillion in 2014, a 22% increase in volume and a 57% rise in value on 2013 figures.
March 30, 2015

Seeking to Fill M&A Positions 

The M&A Leadership Council is routinely asked to refer experienced independent or boutique consultants and project contractors for a variety of general M&A, due diligence and integration assignments. Typical assignments are with Fortune 500 or upper mid-market acquirers with active or pending opportunities. Currently, the following prospective, project-based opportunities are being sourced.

February 25, 2015

Does Your Organization Have the Knowledge, Experience and Tools for Speed, Synergies and Stability?
by Jim Jeffries, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council

The model below, provided by M&A Partners (one of the professional services companies in the M&A Leadership Council), is a great way to graphically display the overarching requirements for successful M&A Integration.  This is one of the models we provide to our attendees at our events and I believe it should be considered by everyone in M&A for its simplicity and completeness.

February 25, 2015

PART I:  Capturing the Value in Cost Synergies
by Ken Smith, Author and Strategy Consultant

Corporate Strategy-  Many industries undergo periods of consolidation, in which some companies identify opportunity to achieve competitive advantage through increased scale or scope, and others must follow in order to remain competitive. The opportunities are often triggered by changes in the market related to technology, globalization, or regulation that make larger scale or scope possible or more important.

February 25, 2015

Why Financial Due Diligence Can Save Your Acquisition
by Adam Haberman, CPA, Crowe Horwath

Where does success in an acquisition begin?  Most of us know that we must “do our due diligence,” but what does that really mean? Many acquisitions are priced based upon a multiple of pro forma earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (“EBITDA.”).  Multiples are often market-driven and can be affected by numerous factors. 

February 25, 2015

Some Interesting M&A Data
Provided by Mergermarket

Mergermarket has released its Mid-Atlantic M&A trend report for 2014, including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Take a look at the full report HERE.

February 25, 2015

Seeking to Fill M&A Positions

As we serve the M&A community through training and other resources, we also look to be a vehicle for matching outstanding professionals with great companies.  Please take a look at the following positions and send in your resume or forward the descriptions to a colleague who might be an excellent candidate......