Mergers & Acquisitions

Knowing When Not To Pursue A Merger

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.

AT&T-Time Warner Deal: Reshaping The Media And Internet Industries

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.

How CEOs Can Turn Innovative Technology Into Lucrative Acquisitions

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.

Increasing The Odds Of Success In A Merger

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.

Intive CEO Ludovic Gaudé On Why Culture Is The Key To M&A Success

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.

The Key Question When Targeting Acquisitions: ‘What If?’

Asking "What if?" can bring clarity to M&A decisions that can be challenging with conflicting objectives.

Spooked: How CEOs Are Handling Their Cash Differently

The economy's resurgence has CEOs swimming in cash. The Great Recession changed how they're spending it.

The Secret To Truly Successful M&A

Thomas van der Meulen's best advice for a winning acquisition: Keep an open mind and pay as much attention to culture as the numbers.

Sonnenfeld: AT&T, Time Warner CEOs Ready For A Fight

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes seem more than ready to dig in and fight the government's charges.

How Voya Achieved 100% Growth After Spin-Off

Leading a spin-off can be like running a new company. While the operations end may seem as simple as breaking off a division, the C-suite must often create an entirely new brand and face mountains of legal work.
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