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September 9, 2021

Spot Cyber & IT Challenges Through Improved Due Diligence 
By Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council 

Cybersecurity and IT due diligence has become one of the most challenging, and also one of the most critical areas of due diligence in any environment. The risks of brand damage, customer churn, and substantial costs have brought this topic to the forefront in many recent M&A Leadership Council workshops.

August 30, 2021

Part Two: Transition then Transform
Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council shares part two of this series covering key requirements in supporting the buyer post-close and optimizing the Seller’s remaining business for maximum value when divesting a business.

August 24, 2021

Part One: Divesting for Maximum Value
Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council shares this part one of a two-part series covering the key requirements for achieving maximum value when divesting a business.

May 12, 2021

Stack the Deck in Your Favor
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

If you compare M&A results over the last 20 years, you’ll notice the data has barely changed. Between 50 and 70% of all deals underperform their original business objectives. Facing this very real risk, what can businesses do to improve their odds? 

March 2, 2021

The Impact of M&A on IT
By Mark Rapier, Senior Advisor, M&A Partners

Information technology (IT) is often cast in terms of its role in M&A and its significance to risk mitigation, operational continuity, and achieving optimal deal results. Yet, many C-level executives outside of IT don’t have an adequate understanding of how M&A impacts the IT 

March 2, 2021

Chairman’s Message – March 2021
By Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

Over the last two years, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have dominated the IPO market. According to BusinessInsider, 219 SPACs raised $73B in new IPOs during 2020 alone. 

March 1, 2021

Are the New Employees Ready?
By Jahan Mirun Jaganmohan, Integration Leader at TIBCO; and Mark Herndon, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council

Brands and human capital are fundamentally important assets of any M&A transaction. Yet many acquirers fail to effectively prepare and align employees of the target company to embrace and adopt the acquirer’s brand and organizational values.

February 8, 2021

20 Essential Requirements for Success 
by Mark Herndon, Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council 

We have said it, you have said it, we have all said it. Let’s say it together one more time: “There is NO “cookie-cutter,” formulaic approach to M&A integration success.”