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January 10, 2018

Sometimes complete integration isn't the right answer.
By Jeffrey Cartwright, M&A Leadership Council alum and Managing Partner of Shoreview Advisors

After only one day of due diligence, our integration team had to decide whether to Newellize Holson Burnes. We initially identified no synergies in sales, marketing or product development. Thus we opted to Newellize Holson Burnes as a hybrid, with certain functions left substantially independent of Intercraft; while the company was fully Newellized, we imposed significant limits on the degree of integration.

December 18, 2017

The partnership recognizes the role of technology in M&A.
Submitted by the M&A Leadership Council

The M&A Leadership Council announced today a new partnership with Midaxo, the global leader in mergers and acquisitions software. The partnership highlights the Council and Midaxo’s shared commitment to fostering professional growth for the M&A community.

December 18, 2017

This Year the Outlook Is Brighter Than Ever Before.
Submitted by BDO, an M&A Leadership Council partner

Each quarter BDO’s Mergers & Acquisitions team analyses global deal activity across a number of regions and selected sectors around the world; we offer you a satellite view of how the M&A market is evolving - and where it appears to be heading.

December 18, 2017

Watch Gaby Joyner discuss the importance of building trust as a change management leader.
Submitted by Willis Towers Watson, an M&A Leadership Council partner

In the final part of this five-part blog and video series, Gaby Joyner, Director of Change Consulting in Great Britain, discusses the importance of building trust as a change management leader to lead an organization through change.

December 4, 2017

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.

November 28, 2017

See How Your Region Will Perform in the Coming Months.
Submitted by Intralinks

How will your region’s M&A activity perform over the next six months? Find out – plus get a wealth of actionable market intelligence – in the current edition of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

November 28, 2017

Use These Strategies to Navigate One of the Most Challenging Integration Scenarios.
By Mark Herndon, President of M&A Partners

Over the last two years, divestitures have comprised a rapidly increasing percentage of total M&A transaction value. If your organization is like most, you've done far more acquisitions than divestitures, and you may now be responding on the fly to this renewed sell-side challenge. Conversely, if your organization is an experienced Buyer, you may now be challenged with how to integrate certain divested assets, entities or divisions divested from a corporate whole, but less than the entire company as you have integrated before. If so, welcome to the world of integrating carve-outs...one of the most challenging of all integration scenarios!

November 28, 2017

The Coming Year Brings More Global M&A Deal Activity.
By Jim Jeffries, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council

As your M&A team looks ahead to the coming year, what do you see? Experts predict that 2018 will be a banner year for global M&A transactions, so now is the time to start preparing your organization to maximize value on every deal. Here’s a look at eight M&A trends for 2018.