Carving Out a Business from an IT Perspective

A Well Written TSA Eases IT Transitions
By William Blandford, Managing Director at Blandford Associates

While many people have participated in the acquisition of a business, fewer have participated in a carve-out, a type of divestiture where a part of a business is sold. However, as businesses move ......

Divestitures & Carve-Outs: The Right TSAs are "Make or Break"

Complex Transactions, Third-Party Vendor Relationships and IT Management All Call for Thorough TSAs
By William Blandford, Managing Director at Blandford Associates and Member of the Board of M&A Standards

Why do so many divestitures fail to live up to their potential value? Transition Services Agreements (TSAs) often get overlooked or pushed off until far too late in the transaction. Yet a solid TSA certainly preserves deal value, especially in these three scenarios.

Is Your Team Ready to Divest?

Chairman's Message - July 2020
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

From a strategic standpoint, this is perhaps the one thing about our current environment that is not entirely unprecedented. Based on data from the 2008-2010 global financial crisis. We saw companies in diverse sectors move methodically to revisit portfolio holdings ...

Chairman's Message - February 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.

Chairman's Message - September 2018

Finish 2018 Strong
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

The M&A Leadership Council has enjoyed a stellar year, enabling us to reach the milestone of 3,000 attendees to our training events. We’ve already posted the training calendar for next year and opened registrations for a few select courses, including The Art of M&A Divestitures and Carve-Outs. This event is designed to equip C-level executives for the unique complication of divestitures. It will only be offered once next year so don’t miss out on this opportunity.

M&A Divestiture Strategy: IT Due Diligence in NDA Mode

Avoid pitfalls by masking information requests
By William Blandford, Managing Director at Blandford Associates and Member of the Board of M&A Standards

In estimating and planning for a divestiture, it is necessary to gather key data about the business to be carved out, to understand the scope and complexity of the carve-out, develop a sound Transition Services Agreement (TSA), and provide an estimate of the cost of the carve-out. But it can be difficult to collect data for a possible divestiture while under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), and trying to minimize the number of people under an NDA.

Announcing NEW Art of M&A Workshop - Divestitures

Art of M&A Divestitures Begins this August
Submitted by M&A Leadership Council 

The M&A Leadership Council is happy to announce our new 3-day program to address the framework, best practices, processes, structures and tools for managing strategic Divestments, Carve-outs and Spin-offs for creating new value. As corporate divestitures ...