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December 16, 2014

Great Presenters, New Training Themes and "Fly-In" Format
by Jim Jeffries, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council

As the M&A Leadership Council wraps up another year of training and facilitation for clients and alumni, I am so excited about what we will be doing in 2015.  Our expanded training categories are now complimented by the new “Fly-In” venue at the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport.  These convenient yet intense seminars will provide the attendee the content needed at low cost and in short-cycle, 12-hour modules.

December 16, 2014

Seeking to Fill M&A Positions

Response has been great for positions we've recently posted -- which says good things about the state of M&A and the economy in general. Please take a look at the following positions and send in your resume or forward the descriptions to a colleague who might be an excellent candidate......   

December 16, 2014

Mergermarket Uncovers Some Interesting M&A Data

Take a look at Mergermarket’s Global Pharma, Medical & Biotech (PMB) trend report for the third quarter (Q3) of 2014. The full report is  HERE.

A few key findings include:

December 12, 2014

Course Content, Case Studies, Tools, Templates and Checklists Available to Attendees for Future Reference

December 12, 2014

M&A Due DiligenceTraining Seminar Addressing Operations Fit & Value, Processes, Tools, Best Practices



November 25, 2014

As we solve many past challenges to successful M&A, new issues arise driven by technology advances and changing demands for products and services.  The global economy has expedited intense cross-border M&A migration.  So, everything changes as it has consistently over the past decades, but today’s issues require unique answers. 

Issues like:

November 25, 2014

Building In-House M&A Competencies
By Jack Prouty, President M&A Leadership Council

November 25, 2014

By Jim Jeffries, Chairman M&A Leadership Council

Historic data claims that mergers hold great promise, but rarely meet expectations. In reading the statistics published by research firms and endorsed by a variety of consulting companies, successful mergers are so rare that only 17% of all transactions achieve the expectations set by management at announcement.  These statistics say half haven’t even earned the cost of capital and therefore would have destroyed shareholder value. If that’s correct, the majority never created shareholder value.