Mergers & Acquisitions

How to Squeeze New Earnings From Old Acquisitions

A growing body of research has shown that 50% to 90% of acquisitions fail to pay off for acquirers. This means that traditional integration methods are not working. There are many reasons an acquisition might fail, but two recurring mistakes are the order and the depth at which the integration is tackled.

Why Capabilities Are Critical for Successful M&A

Roundtable: How can companies solve the integration challenge?

4 Questions You’ll Need to Answer if You’re Planning to Spin Off a Business

The world of investing can always be counted on to get roiled when Warren Buffett—the Oracle of Omaha—speaks, and he has done so again with his criticism of spin-offs. But he’s getting a lot of pushback from other investment professionals—and from the markets themselves as they tend to keep favoring major companies’ spin-off moves.

The Benefits of Merging a Mid-Market Firm With a Startup

Business leaders have used a variety of strategies in recent months to generate cost efficiencies and remain competitive. One that hasn’t gotten as much play, but can be equally as lucrative, is merging with a nimble, entrepreneurially-minded company.

Well-Connected Chiefs Are Weak M&A Dealmakers, Study Says

In a study that focused on how chief executives capitalize on their relationships, CEOs with the strongest personal networks initiated more mergers and acquisitions than their less connected peers, at the same time producing relatively fewer deals that benefited the companies and investors involved, according to a study by the University of Arkansas.

Now Is a Good Time to Buy or Sell a Middle-Market Company

Now that we’re over the Great Recession hump, most sectors have recovered to pre-recession multiples, and the timing is right for both buyers and sellers looking to either divest or grow their mid-market companies, according to investment bankers J.D. Ford & Company.

CEOs with Angel Wings

What’s behind the allure of investing in startups? (Hint: It’s not always about the money.)

M&A Takeaways for Mid-Size Companies

Just because a company is smaller than an M&A-eating behemoth the size of Procter & Gamble doesn’t mean it can’t pick up a few...

Making the Most of M&A Deals

What is it that separates winners from losers in M&A transactions? To get a grip on the answer, Chief Executive turned to some of the world’s top dealmakers.

You’re Married, Now What?

Key Takeaways Set a tone of respect for the target, its legacy and people. Identify, understand and overcome issues related to personal chemistry and...
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