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The Private M&A

Limited research has not yet suitably explained why private companies would sell under disadvantageous terms. Among existing empirical studies, some fail to provide adequate support to explain the phenomenon, while others suggest there is more to the problem.

Laurence Capron Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions October 8 2008
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Six Avoidable M&A Mistakes

What not to do to make the most of your acquisition opportunities.

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions , Small Business , Small Business September 2 2010
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Anatomy of an Asymmetrical Acquisition

Why bigger companies are targeting smaller company acquisitions—and how they make them work.

Dale Buss Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions November 2 2010
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M&A 2011 Style: The Cultural Fit Factor

Why do 75 to 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail to meet financial projections or return on shareholder value? Companies ignore the necessity of culture fit when combining workforces. An enormous amount of money is being lost; here’s how to capture it.

Lizz Pellet Corporate Finance , Culture , Mergers & Acquisitions , Talent Management May 26 2011
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You’re Married, Now What?

Key Takeaways Set a tone of respect for the target, its legacy and people. Identify, understand and overcome iss ues [...]

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions November 14 2011

M & A: How to Make Sure Your Merger Doesn’t Fail

While every merger or acquisition is to some degree unique, there are lessons to be drawn from past M&A transactions—both triumphs and failures.

Cathleen Tseng Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions November 14 2011

M&A Online Exclusive Content

The brutal truth is that most mergers fail to create market value. Here are some additional M&A pitfalls from Chief’s Russ Banham

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions November 28 2011

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.

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions November 28 2011

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 [...]

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions April 16 2012

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.

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions April 16 2012

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