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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.

October 23, 2019

2020 Captures New Developments for the M&A Leadership Council
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman Emeritus, M&A Leadership Council 

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is just around the corner, with a new year following right behind it. 2020 predictions are already being made by analysts across the board, and the world of M&A is no different.  You will see some insights from our corporate sponsor, MergerMarket

October 23, 2019

Finding the Opportunities in M&A
Global M&A roundup for Q1 – Q3 of 2019
Submitted by Mergermarket, an Acuris Company

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, released its Global M&A roundup for Q1 – Q3 of 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. 

September 21, 2019

M&A Matchmakers Pairing Up Themselves
By Yizhu Wang, with analytics by Kylie Kirschner

Investment banks have essentially evolved into technology engines, making trading decisions and routing orders in milliseconds. However, one old-school and people-dependent specialty within investment banking remains robust, highly profitable and resistant to market swings - M&A advisory.

September 20, 2019

The State of M&A
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

I’m excited to share with you the growth we have seen across the board at M&A Leadership Council in 2019. Over 3,500 M&A professionals have attended our public training events, and in response to the feedback of our alumni, we expanded our 2-day programs (The Art of M&A for HR LeadersTM and The Art of M&A Program ManagementTM) to 3 days.