M&A Blog and News
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
5 Themes for Executing an Integration
Submitted by Tony Da Camara, Head of the Technology & Operations M&A Office for BMO Financial Group and candidate in the Certified M&A Specialist Program
In December 2010, my company bought an organization that was essentially the same size as our own – our largest acquisition to date. I was given the opportunity to run the full technology workstream, which was my first large integration and at least thirty times more complex than any other integration I had worked on. For the next two years, this integration became my life. I learned many things, experienced many surprises, made many mistakes and developed a tough skin.