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Russ Banham
Russ Banham (russ@russbanham.com) is a contributing writer to Chief Executive

M&A: Preparing Your Company for Sale

As a managing director at FMV Capital Markets, an Irvine, California-based investment bank, Allan Siposs has advised dozens of companies on how best to prep for sale. He calls his process a pre-transaction “Due Diligence Dress Rehearsal.” Here are a few of his thoughts on what to do well before opening night: Confirm that formation documents, meeting minutes, summary of ...

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Two for the Road: The Rise of Co-CEOs

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Are two heads better than one? When it comes to leading an organization, whether it’s a large, global enterprise or a small mom and pop shop, the answer seems to be yes. While some co-CEO arrangements enjoy the brief bliss of a Kardashian wedding, most stand the test of time.

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Two for the Road

Are two heads better than one? When it comes to leading an organization, whether it’s a large, global enterprise or a small mom and pop shop, the answer seems to be yes. While some co-CEO arrangements enjoy the brief bliss of a Kardashian wedding, most stand the test of time.

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Co-CEOs: Are Two Better than One?

The answer seems to be yes, two are better than one. Performance data for 30 companies that transitioned from a traditional single-CEO leadership to a co-CEO structure showed a positive reaction from the market.

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You’re Married, Now What?

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Key Takeaways Set a tone of respect for the target, its legacy and people. Identify, understand and overcome iss ues related to personal chemistry and cultural incompatibility. Establish joint integration teams across business units, divisions and functions in advance of joining the business. Now that M&A activity is on the rise, the time seems right to re-examine an unnerving fact ...

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CEO Compensation Report 2011

Do companies really pay for performance? ChiefExecutive explores the questions that board compensation committees and shareholders are asking: how do you link short and long-term pay to performance while neither overpaying nor underpaying the CEO?

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