M&A Blog and News
What Has Changed and How to Improve Deal Values in Domestic Corporate Transactions
By Michael Williams with BDO, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council
Dealmakers are living in a brave new world of tax rules now. Many describe the recent federal income tax legislation as historic—a once-in-a-generation event—but it would also be accurate to describe it as complex, with far-reaching strategic implications for organizations that transcend the tax function.
Everyone Looking for Acquisitions in Israel
Submitted by Mergermarket, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council
Israel’s technology sector is attracting all sorts to its shores, including investors from regions that previously conducted little business in the country, panelists said during Mergermarket’s Israel M&A Forum.
4 Ways the HR Role is Pivotal to M&A Success (Part 4 in a series)
Submitted by Willis Towers Watson, a partner of M&A Leadership Council
If you’ve been following this series, you know that your workforce is likely changing due to increased automation. You also know that Total Rewards strategies are likely to undergo significant transformation in the next few years. And that it’s time to reevaluate your company’s wellbeing strategy in light of
Our Partner BDO Holds Important Webinar
By M&A Leadership Council
Get to Know Your Target via the Science of Due Diligence
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council
As my good friend and co-founder of the M&A Leadership Council, Jack Prouty, says: “Due Diligence for the purchase of a company is much like the activities one undertakes when buying a home.” Simplistic?
What You Need to Know About SaaS Due Diligence
Submitted by Tom Allen of Midaxo, an M&A Leadership Council partner organization
Slack is worth over $5 billion. Shopify, $10 billion. LinkedIn was acquired for $26 billion and Salesforce is nearing $100 billion in market cap.
The shared trait among these tech stars: a SaaS (software as a service) business model. Unlike physical inventory and brick and mortar governed growth, cloud- based software has created a rapid and profitable way for a company to scale.
BDO HORIZONS 2018 - Issue 2
Submitted by BDO, a partner of M&A Leadership Council
SInce 2015, BDO's M&A professionals have provided clients with quarterly analysis of all the latest developments in the global M&A mid-market in our HORIZONS magazine. By analyzing what lies ahead, we help clients make key strategic decisions on possible business developments. Based on the knowledge, in 2017 BDO supported clients across the globe in over 1,200 transactions.
M&A – Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor: Q1 2018
Submitted by Willis Towers Watson, a partner organization of the M&A Leadership Council
Global M&A market performance was flat in the first quarter of 2018, according to Willis Towers Watson’s latest Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM). Dealmakers on average underperformed the Index1 by 0.1pp (percentage points) in the last three months, with large (valued at over $1bn) and mega (value at over $10bn) deals especially struggling to add value, as well as cross border and cross regional deals.