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M&A Leadership Council training
February 27, 2014

Some Interesting M&A Data Uncovered by Mergermarket

February 4, 2014

Mergers and acquisitions are peculiar events. Unfortunately, unlike other major organizational transitions, for many companies most planning for M&A occurs after the initial announcement. For example, when announcing an internal reorganization or new product launch, leadership is equipped with all the details and has a lot to communicate to employees—who will be affected, when changes will occur, and how they will be implemented. In some instances of M&A, by contrast, the due diligence, transition planning,

January 31, 2014

While holding a variety of M&A workshops over the past three years, we’ve welcomed a host of delightful, fascinating and intriguing people from around the world.  So who attends our events?  And why?

I’ve met more than 500 executives with varying M&A positions, and they’ve come in all shapes, sizes and responsibilities, craving to know more about creating value when acquiring other companies:

January 31, 2014

In our popular public workshop, The Art of M&A Integration, over fifty percent (50%) of the attendees state that their company is either doing or intends to do a cross-border transaction within the next year. While all M&As present challenges, when you start acquiring companies based in other countries or operating across multiple countries the issues and challenges become even more complex.

January 31, 2014

We heartily invite all Art of M&A workshop alumni join the new “Art of M&A” Group on LinkedIn! 

We just started the group and it has over 80 members already. As an alum, you should have received an invitation though LinkedIn – please accept.  

This is an EXCLUSIVE group for the 500 alumni from our workshops.  “The Art of M&A” on LinkedIn is becoming the home base for our alumni to network with their peers as well as learn from workshop leaders. 

January 31, 2014

By Ellen Owens,
Director of Global M&A Integrations for Avnet

In July, 2012, Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest distributors of electronic components and computer products with global headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, hired me to assist in the research, design, and deployment of a disciplined and standardized global M&A and Integration process.

January 31, 2014

Mergermarket has released its Global M&A roundup for 2013, including its league tables for financial advisors.

Take a look at the report HERE.

A few key findings in the US include:

January 26, 2014

We want to congratulate our board member Alexandra Reed Lajoux and her co-author Dennis Roberts on the recent release of the latest in The Art of M&A series published by McGraw Hill. The Art of Bank M&A is the first of its kind in the series of books by Lajoux in that it is written to address M&A within a vertical industry vs a general M&A practice area. It is an outstanding study of the industry and goes beyond M&A by providing history and