Even if the market, the industry, and the economy are absolutely perfect for a merger, if two companies combine with three principles against them, it usually means failure. Here are the three principles.
Whether the AT&T-Time Warner merger will result in abject failure or a bellwether that will reshape and recombine the media and internet industries depends on how the consumer and other players in the game respond.
The IPO process takes many months from investment banker kick off to trading, but much of the hard work starts well before that.
Collaborating with a private equity firm may be a unique way to help executives realize business ownership, so long as they find the right partner.
Companies with cutting-edge technology can receive lucrative acquisition offers from larger organizations, but this is by no means guaranteed, and many CEOs sell themselves short by jumping at initial offers.
Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.
Everything has fallen into place in the Trump economic boom. Now CEOs need to figure out how to exploit today’s prosperity for the long term as well.
Both parties involved in a merger or acquisition should have a solid understanding of their individual cultures and the strengths (or weaknesses) they bring to the table.
VCs are willing to put in big money if they believe they’ll get big money back quickly. That means things can get tricky for small business owners who need capital, but aren’t quite the right size to attract venture capitalists.
Intive CEO Ludovic Gaudé talks about why CEOs should focus on company culture when weighing acquisitions, and the red flags to look out for when doing due diligence on a potential acquisition.