M&A Market Outlook

M&A Market Outlook -- From Full Stop to Full Throttle!

Q3 2020 will be remembered as the quarter the M&A market resembled NHRA Championship Drag Racing. From an abrupt and nearly full-stop due to the “pandemic red light” in March -- to deals across multiple sectors hitting the gas and launching full-throttle down the track trying in earnest to get across the finish line by the end of the year.     view

2021-01-19T10:00:00-06:00 to 2021-01-19T11:00:00-06:00

The Hidden Heroes of the IMO: Superpowers and Abilities of Integration Leaders & Program Managers

It has been said that “M&A success is a top-down, strategy led endeavor, driven by superb, bottom-up program management, planning, and execution.” Said another way, M&A is typically NOT successful unless you have BOTH of those elements fully operational and effective.     view

2020-10-20T10:00:00-05:00 to 2020-10-20T11:00:00-05:00

Essentials for IT Effectiveness Across the Entire M&A Lifecycle

Pick your metaphor for IT M&A…the “long pole in the tent”; critical path; synergy trap; sinkhole, disaster. You’ve heard them all. Don’t you think it’s now time to hear more about how to get IT M&A right than wrong? Join this expert IT M&A panel for a lively discussion of what works, the lessons learned, and practical insights for truly successful IT M&A at each phase of the M&A lifecycle.     view

2020-09-29T10:00:00-05:00 to 2020-09-29T11:00:00-05:00

Avoiding Classic Mistakes in Due Diligence

Historically, half to two-thirds of deals failed to deliver the full anticipated strategic or financial results.     view

2020-09-09T10:00:00-05:00 to 2020-09-09T11:00:00-05:00

HR Challenges for Your Next Big Deal

Getting the “people components” right during M&A has always been challenging. Now it’s even harder. How will your HR M&A processes and practices HAVE TO CHANGE to meet the demands of post-COVID M&A?    view

2020-08-18T11:00:00-05:00 to 2020-08-18T12:00:00-05:00

How the Best Spell Divest

Relatively few organizations divest frequently enough to develop a true internal capability or skill set to predictably succeed when it’s time to sell. Simply put, divestitures are not “acquisitions spelled backwards,” and many highly experienced companies point out that divesting – as well as buying and integrating a divested unit (carve-out) -- is much harder than a typical acquisition.    view

2020-08-11T11:00:00-05:00 to 2020-08-11T12:00:00-05:00

M&A Direct: Orchestrating M&A Amidst Lock Down - It's a Whole New Number

This webinar will highlight a recent case study of one organization’s experience. It will include critical similarities and differences in executing a deal in a fully remote environment (both buyer and target). Highlighting best practices and lessons learned during each phase, we will cover due diligence, closing / Day 1, employee communications, on-boarding, and change management, integration planning, and execution.    view

M&A Direct: Global M&A Reset: During and After the Covid-19 Storm

Based on the results of the recent M&A Leadership Council’s pulse survey, COVID-19: Assessing Impact on Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, this interactive discussion will present up to the minute quantitative data and narrative insights on how global acquirers are adapting to the new post-COVID environment.     view

M&A Direct: Spot Cyber & IT Challenges Through Improved Due Diligence

This webinar provides a concise and practical discussion of specific challenges to overcome, lessons learned and action items your organization should incorporate into your next due diligence effort from two M&A IT & Cybersecurity experts. Recording available.    view

M&A Direct: Effectively Navigate Through Integration Chaos

Many acquisition integrations never effectively link directly to the originally committed strategic deal thesis, and end up missing key business result outcomes, or worse – end up destroying deal value. This will give you the insight you need to maximize that value. Recording available.    view