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M&A Leadership Council training
June 27, 2014

The Purchase Price Allocation
Analyze Early to Avoid Future Earnings Surprises

June 27, 2014

The Benefits of Tracking Impact
and Sources of Resistance to Measuring Progress

by Mitchell Lee Marks, PhD
San Francisco State University


June 27, 2014

Serving the M&A Community - Seeking M&A Integration Consultants

Many thanks to those of you who have taken advantage of this Career Opportunities section of the M&A Monthly.  We’re happy to announce that the past two months have been successful with placements of the right talent into the right situations.  Please continue to request resources or provide your resume in confidence.  Thank you, and all the best.


June 27, 2014

Mergermarket is releasing some interesting Illinois trends and stats following the Tyson Foods competing bid (against Pilgrim’s Pride) for Hillshire Brands, a Chicago, IL-based company. As you can see from these, the value of the impending deal will only add to an already very active year.

Take a look:

May 29, 2014

“Unfortunately for most companies, as statistics bear out, the vast majority of mergers just don’t go as planned. In fact, most mergers are driven by growth, but at the expense of shareholder value.”

Jim Jeffries, Chairman M&A Leadership Council

THE ART OF M&A LEADERSHIP (First of 2 parts)

May 29, 2014

Collaboration on Day One is Mission-Critical
Presented by Binary Tree

Solutions for Day One Collaboration

  • Solutions include Directory Synchronization and Email Coexistence

Solutions for Post-Merger IT Integration

  • Solutions include Directory Migration and Email Migration

Read the complete article for details:

May 29, 2014

M&A Leadership Council Announces the Upcoming Publication of
“The Employee Handbook for Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions: 
A Guide for Preparation, Patience and Perseverance”

Mitchell Lee Marks, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University

May 29, 2014

Serving the M&A Community - Seeking M&A Integration Consultants

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.