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June 26, 2018

Deal or No Deal
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

Often the best deals are those we never do. Today, many members of the M&A community appear to have misunderstandings about the real purpose of due diligence.

June 25, 2018

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. 

June 25, 2018

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.


June 25, 2018

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 

June 7, 2018

Our Partner BDO Holds Important Webinar
By M&A Leadership Council 

Recent changes in U.S. tax laws have had a major impact on corporate strategic M&A transactions. Join BDO’s Transaction Advisory Tax Services and International Tax practices to break down some of the more critical changes and what they mean for strategic corporate buyers and sellers.
June 6, 2018

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? 

May 29, 2018

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.   

May 29, 2018

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.