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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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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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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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