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

M&A Takeaways for Mid-Size Companies

Just because a company is smaller than an M&A-eating behemoth the size of Procter & Gamble doesn’t mean it can’t pick up a few morsels of wisdom from its experience. That’s the word from Mitchell L. Marks, professor of business at San Francisco State University, and an M&A consultant on the side. The same lessons apply, whether the deal steals ...

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Adding Up the Numbers: How to Measure M&A Success

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How does one define M&A success? Chief Executive reached out to two respected corporate performance consultancies—EVA Dimensions and Applied Finance Group—and put the question to them.

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M&A: Adding Up the Numbers

How does one define M&A success? Chief Executive reached out to two respected corporate performance consultancies—EVA Dimensions and Applied Finance Group—and put the question to them.

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Making the Most of M&A Deals

What is it that separates winners from losers in M&A transactions? To get a grip on the answer, Chief Executive turned to some of the world’s top dealmakers.

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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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Mergers and Acquisitions: A Deal Gone Wrong

For our November/December 2011 issue, former CEO and chairman of Procter & Gamble A.G. Lafley tells Chief Executive about an acquisition gone wrong.

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