Mergers & Acquisitions

Let’s Make A “Deal Tax”

They call it the “deal tax”: When a public company announces a merger or acquisition, it is greeted with one, two or half a dozen lawsuits, sometimes drafted and filed within hours of the announcement.

5 New Communication Rules For M&A To Retain Talent

Here are five new “rules” to communicate better during M&A or other change that will help you retain talent and thus preserve the integrity of the deal. If you are planning transformation or change other than M&A, these same rules can be applied.

How To Sell Your Company In Five Steps

By creating an organized work environment, tracking your revenue accurately, negotiating fairly, and preparing yourself for the next stage in your professional life, you’ll set up your sale for success and find the right buyer who recognizes your brand’s value.

Bad Negotiations Shouldn’t Sink Your Business Relationships

Companies can and do fail for any number of reasons.  Failure based on ineffective relationships due to poor communications and ineffective negotiation is completely avoidable.

Growth Through Acquisition: A Strategic Plan Rendering Winning Results

With a strategy as aggressive and risky as acquisition, there are many fundamentals that have to be put into place and operating smoothly for success. Here's one CEO's experience.

CEOs in CPG Understand How Tough Small Acquisitions Can Be

Look no further than the bombshell earnings disappointment from Kraft Heinz for confirmation of how important it is for CEOs to get “big-to-small” strategies right.

Building Company Value To Prepare It For Sale

Here's a look into a process for building value into companies and the role of a turnaround specialist in asset recovery and valuation preservation for troubled companies.
M&A

Why M&A Investors Are Moving To The Lower Middle Market

Middle-market companies are some of the most sought—after assets, providing one of the best environments for M&A investors to create returns.

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.
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CEOs Fear Washington Instability Could Trigger 2020 Recession

Political uncertainty, ongoing tariffs and scarcity of talent are forcing CEOs to delay investments and play it safe—at least for now.
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