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March 12, 2019

Press Release - Prophet Joins the M&A Leadership Council 
Submitted by M&A Leadership Council 

DALLAS – March 12, 2019 – The M&A Leadership Council today announced that Prophet has joined the Council as the Growth and Brand Strategy training partner.

February 26, 2019

Divestitures: Expanding Your Tool Kit for Business Excellence
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

The “Best of Breed” companies are constantly evolving in response to market changes and competitive challenges. A key part of the constant repositioning of the business for success is making strategic acquisitions, but just as important is reassessing their existing portfolio of businesses and making smart  decisions regarding divestitures and carve-outs.

February 26, 2019

Healthcare MA&D
Submitted by Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

According to an analysis by Mergermarket, an Acuris company, the top US city for healthcare M&A is Boston. It emerged as the clear capital for the sector, with 93 Boston-based companies sold between 2015 and 2018.

January 23, 2019

Is This the Hand You Want to Have?
By Jack Prouty, President of the M&A Leadership Council

It is considered a given that deal-makers want to achieve M&A success, but occasionally I witness behavior that challenges this assumption. I so often write articles about how to be successful; however, it is also important to think about what brings you to failure.

January 23, 2019

The Biggest Challenges for HR in Mergers and Acquisitions
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

A couple of weeks ago, I attended our training program for Human Resource executives and had a chance to do a quick interview with 3 of our presenters: a global HR specialist, an attorney specializing in cross-border M&A and an HR specialist for post-merger integration. I asked each of them what they saw as the biggest challenges in their respective arena.  Here is what they had to say:

January 11, 2019

Dealmaking Continued at an Encouraging Rate
Submitted by Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its Global M&A roundup for 2018, including its financial advisors league tables, and with so many market-moving factors fluctuating throughout the year, mergers and acquisitions have understandably had a somewhat ambivalent 2018.

December 26, 2018

The World of Change
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of M&A Leadership Council

The digital age has arrived and companies will have to continuously rethink their strategies and adjust their assets, business models and overall focus as the environment around them changes. Never has there been a more critical time to build core competencies and capabilities around Mergers

December 14, 2018

Hero Driven M&A vs. Well-Performed M&A
by Jack Prouty, President of M&A Leadership Council 

In our Art of M&ASM training programs, the number one challenge listed by attendees is securing resources for the M&A effort. Specifically, there are not enough of them; they are untrained or unqualified; or they lack dedicated staff because MA&D is treated as a part-time job in addition to their normal job. Why does this continue to be such a major issue?