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January 26, 2016

Some Interesting M&A Data
Provided by Mergermarket, a Partner of M&A Leadership Council

Mergermarket has released its Global M&A roundup for 2015, including its league tables for legal advisors. Take a look at the report HERE

December 22, 2015

Chairman's Message, December 2015
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council

It is my great pleasure to welcome Towers Watson (soon to become Willis Towers Watson when the anticipated merger closes next month) to the M&A Leadership Council for our 2016 programs.  They represent the best of global M&A people practices...

December 22, 2015

People Issues Can Be the Key to Success or Failure
By Stephen Young and Steve Allan, Towers Watson

Mergers and acquisitions are on the rise and people issues can be the key to success or failure, bringing an opportunity for HR to show it has the skills to contribute effectively. ...

December 22, 2015
Published in "The Times" and "The Sunday Times" of London
Contributed by Raconteur Media
This year saw the value of mergers and acquisitions hit a record global high of £2.79 trillion and the upward trend is projected to continue in 2016 as confidence improves across boardrooms worldwide. This report examines the top five big-money sectors ....
December 22, 2015
You May Have Tire Tracks Across Your Back from Lessons Learned the Hard Way
by Mark Herndon, President, M&A Partners
What is the #1 most important people integration success factor? If you said “communications” you just won 1,000,000 “gipper points.” And, I’ll be willing to bet that you’ve also got some tire tracks across your back based on lessons learned the hard way ....
December 22, 2015
Data Collection and Planning for Day One Communications and Collaboration
by Eli Bakofsky, CFO, Binary Tree
Email messaging is not only the backbone of every organization, but is also an important tool for diffusing the culture clash of the merged organization moving forward. ....
December 22, 2015

Some Interesting M&A Data 
Provided by Mergermarket

Mergermarket has determined that Goldman Sachs, currently the No. 1 financial advisor globally, has advised on a record breaking $1.521 trillion worth of announced M&A transactions through 11 months – 25% more than the firm’s previous record—and the ...

December 22, 2015
Seeking to Fill M&A Positions

Looking for a change in your M&A career?  We often learn of positions that require experienced merger & acquisition professionals, and we pass this info on to our readers.  Contact us if you're a good fit: submit your resume to [email protected]; the Council will forward best candidates to the pertinent company ...