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March 31, 2014

by Jack Prouty
President, M&A Leadership Council

March 31, 2014

Serving the M&A Community - Looking for 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.
 

March 31, 2014

Some Interesting M&A Data Uncovered by Mergermarket

March 20, 2014

The work team is a focal point for realizing synergies in a merger or acquisition. Even though success elsewhere in a company influences employees’ sentiments about the combination, evidence from their own work teams matters most. People see their coworkers either embracing new work methods or resisting them. And, they regard their team leaders as either enabling or inhibiting their personal paths in the combined organization.

February 27, 2014

So, where do you go for serious business communications tools and the best in document management today?  The M&A Leadership Council announces this week that Citrix has joined as our newest partner organization.  Many of you know Citrix for their extremely intuitive and effective communications solutions, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. 

February 27, 2014

Virtual Data Rooms (VDRs) have become an essential element of the due diligence process during a merger or acquisition. Our new partner, Citrix, is the provider of Sharefile VDR, a web-based solution which allows parties around the world to access documents easily and securely with complete audit trails.  View or download this whitepaper from Citrix and take a look at this video for an introduction to the uses of Sharefile in M&A.

February 27, 2014

Forward by Jack Prouty, President of the M&A Leadership Council

February 27, 2014

By Jack Prouty
President, M&A Leadership Council

I am a simple guy and I just don’t get it. I would appreciate someone explaining this to me: “Why is it a company spends $50 million, $100 million or more to install an ERP system, which will make them industry-average?  Yet, when it comes to an acquisition which may re-position them in the industry and create competitive differentiation or even swallow their competition, they don’t properly invest in the integration effort itself (appropriate resources, competencies and expertise)?”