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February 25, 2020


A Case for the Diligence Management Office
Co-written by Mark Juergens, Senior Partner, M&A Partners and Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council

While most organizations have adopted the integration management office (IMO) as an essential best practice, few organizations consistently apply the same discipline and rigor to due diligence.

February 20, 2020

M&A has been confined to smaller deals in Medicaid- and Medicare-focused companies.
By Dane Hamilton and Claire Rychlewski, with Mergermarket, an Acuris Company and partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

The U.S. health insurance market, roiled by transformative deals in recent years, will likely face a lull in major deal activity in 2020 while firms await critical federal election outcomes, industry executives said.

February 5, 2020

5 Ways to Link Your Integration to the Strategic Deal Thesis
Webinar by M&A Partners 

If your acquisition integrations resemble a tightly managed initiative that regularly over-achieves the business case justifying the deal in the first place, then this webinar isn’t for you. However, if it’s closer to an uncoordinated functional mess in danger of not achieving (or worse, losing) value, then keep reading, we will help you navigate through that chaos

January 28, 2020

Global & Regional M&A Report 2019
Submitted by Mergermarket, an Acuris company and partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its Global M&A roundup for 2019, including its financial advisors league tables. Take a look at the report HERE and don’t forget to review the charts breaking down the activity by sector, value, year-to-year analysis, etc.

January 22, 2020

Chairman's Message - January 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman

The M&A Leadership Council was honored late last month by a leading investment, financial and business news site, ValueWalk, as the #1 M&A site for valuable news, insights and expertise.

January 2, 2020

The Art of M&A - Buyer Finance through Partial Divestments or Spin-offs
By Alexandra Reed Lajoux

Can a buyer always finance all or part of a transaction through partial divestments or spin-offs? Not necessarily. This is possible only when the business acquired consists of separate components or has excess real estate or other assets.

December 19, 2019

December 2019- Chairman's Message
by Mark Herndon, Chief Knowledge Officer & Chairman

It’s an exciting time at the M&A Leadership Council! On behalf of the entire team, April Dumas, Larry Dell, me, and our founders, Jim Jeffries and Jack Prouty, we can’t wait to build on this tremendous foundation of success and best-in-class professional development.

November 12, 2019

Jagged Peak/Parsley Energy Deal Is Latest Transaction Without Cash Or Big Premiums
Submitted by Mergermarket, An Acquis Company

The acquisition of Jagged Peak Energy by Parsley Energy earlier this month showed a way forward for U.S. oil and gas M&A—but it’s a slippery slope.