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.
ANGI Homeservices Inc. officially launched yesterday, and for CEO Chris Terrill it was a busy summer bringing his company HomeAdvisor and new acquisition Angie's List together to create the new, publicly-traded brand.
When a company is acquired by a larger organization and the founder-CEO stays on in some type of “earn out” or employment contract capacity, there are generally 5 emotional stages he or she goes through.
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.
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.