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May 25, 2018

Technology, Media & Communications Trend Report Q1 2018
Submitted by MergerMarket/Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its Global M&A roundup report for the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Sector for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018. Our relative sense of privacy, or the idea of it at least, seems to have been permanently altered by events of late. Information is power, as everyone knows, and data aggregation misuse and hacking are the emerging weapons of choice in the new battle over knowledge.
May 24, 2018

Larry Dell Joins the M&A Leadership Council as Executive Director
Released by M&A Leadership Council 

DALLAS – May 24, 2018 – The M&A Leadership Council is proud to announce the addition of Larry Dell as its new Executive Director in charge of Alumni Relations. His primary responsibility will be to assist the more than 2,500 executives from around the world who have attended the various M&A training programs offered by the Council. 

May 24, 2018

A First Step in M&A's: Know Thyself!
by Jack Prouty, President of M&A Leadership Council 

In both The Art of M&A Due Diligence and The Art of M&A Integration, we tell our attendees, “If you are going to take on acquisitions—especially if you are a serial acquirer—you must first be internally ready.” Since many of them are strategic buyers, we ask them to consider how an acquisition complements their existing business and supports their growth strategy. We recommend a number of preparations your business needs for M&A success, and these need to be done beforehand, not when you are face-to-face with the diligence effort.

April 25, 2018

Success Can Require Counterintuitive Practices
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman at M&A Leadership Council 

There’s nothing like the emotional rush of having a high-risk investment pay off. That’s especially true with M&A. You’ve labored over negotiations, executed due diligence; and now you are the proud owner of a new business. 

April 24, 2018

Hidden Data Within My Organization
Submitted by BDO, a partner of M&A Leadership Council 

Data volumes continue to grow despite efforts to reduce digital footprints across the organization. Wherever you look, every part of your organization stores data. Do you know where your EU personal data resides? Can you easily find it, correct it, provide a copy of it to a data subject, or even delete it?

April 24, 2018

M&A Positions Available
Submitted by M&A Leadership Council Talent Services Division 

Are you looking to expand your M&A knowledge base? Our partner, M&A Partners have several positions open.  Take a look and see if you are right for the job!

April 24, 2018

Global M&A Roundup for Q1
Submitted by MergerMarket/Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its Global M&A roundup for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, including its league tables of financial advisors, and it’s very promising! The extraordinary surge in dealmaking seen at the end of 2017 has carried through into 2018 as global M&A hit its highest Q1 value on Mergermarket record (since 2001) 

April 3, 2018

Every organization must address the human element of cybersecurity.
Submitted by Willis Towers Watson, a partner organization of the M&A Leadership Council

Willis Towers Watson recently analyzed data from 225 cyber insurance claims it reported on behalf of clients in 2017. The resulting Reported Claims Index revealed that HR leaders must take an active role in cyber security: 58% of claims last year were directly attributable to employee negligence and/or malfeasance.