Mergers & Acquisitions

Marc Lore’s Trick for Keeping Execs Fired Up After Acquisitions

The Walmart.com CEO says giving acquirees room to do there own thing, while tempting, is a big no no.

Beware “CEO Award Envy”: Study Warns Boards of Apparent M&A Dangers

In the competitive world of business, one-upmanship can have its drawbacks.

Here’s how Millennials are Influencing M&A Target Choices

The predilections of America's youth are swaying companies' selection of corporate acquisition targets.

In Complex Sectors, Rely on Three Secrets to M&A Success

Following a competitive bidding war earlier this year, Alaska-Virgin America secured its spot alongside Delta, United and American Airlines within the pantheon of the top-five largest U.S. carriers. Pair this with a trio of healthcare deals worth a combined $45 billion—involving big names like Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie and Sanofi—and Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.6 billion, it’s clear that the M&A boom has been reignited.

Absent an “Edge,” the Best M&A Strategy May Be Abstinence

Imagine the president of your largest business unit slips into your office at the end of the day. As you know, margins are down and she’s sweating blood for every iota of market share. Now she has a proposal for a bold move that could take the company to the next level.

How CEOs Can Navigate the Crazy World of Negative Interest Rates

Managing cash holdings used to be a relatively simple matter of plonking money in the bank and watching it earn a modest return. Now, the whole world of liquidity management is seemingly turning upside down, forcing CEOs and their treasurers to consider different investment strategies to avoid being punished for saving.

CEOs are Holding Back on Funding Business Investments, Some Say

Nothing ails the U.S. economy that a strong and sustained dose of new business investment wouldn’t solve, many economists say. But some feel that what's holding investments back is that CEOs aren’t being confident enough to make investments right now.

5 Pointers on Launching a Successful IPO Strategy

In late 2015, Truck Hero, a designer, manufacturer, supplier and e-commerce retailer of accessories for pickup trucks, had as much momentum as a runaway Mack. The fast-growing sales of its aftermarket products were tapping into America’s pickup-truck boom. Looking forward, the company had ambitious plans for an initial public offering. The IPO was projected to raise about $240 million, placing the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company on the New York Stock Exchange.

Know These Trends Before Buying or Selling a Company

A recent study of private acquisitions between 2012 and 2015 revealed some interesting trends of acquisitions and mergers of middle-market companies.

Middle Market M&A Is Expected to Remain Active This Year

The global stock-market swoon sent many would-be corporate acquirers and merger targets scurrying to the sidelines in the first part of 2016, as a combination of losses in valuation and overall volatility cool the M&A market at least for a while.
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