Mergers & Acquisitions

How to Use Empathy As A Key Differentiator In M&A Success

Covid has created an urgency to prioritize humanity and empathy in the M&A process—and the need for that humane diligence won’t disappear when we reach widespread immunity.

Manufacturing M&A: CEO Tips And Tales From This Frothy Market

Corporate leaders shared hard-won wisdom at Chief Executive's Manufacturing M&A Dealmakers’ Forum. The takeaways.

Fast-Growth M&A: A Winning Strategy

Doing several smaller acquisitions can help a company grow faster and generate more value than individual deals, but the increased deal flow can tax acquirers, leaving them with insufficient resources to get the deals done properly. Some tips to increase chances of success.

Six Steps To Successful Post-Merger Integration During Covid

Integrating an acquired company is challenging in the best of times. During a pandemic, the risks are even higher. Some advice from an M&A veteran.

The Hidden Trapdoor In M&A Deals

Third-party networks bring genuine value, but acquirers need to be cognizant of the inherent risks and bring their GCs and CCOs into the process early—rather than presenting it to them as a fait accompli.

Can New-Found Momentum In M&A Deal Activity Overcome Potential Headwinds In 2021?

Conditions are primed for deal-making, but the road to recovery won't be smooth. Five trends to watch for in 2021.

M&A: Looking Back And Looking Forward

Key lessons learned over the past year and the likely trends for 2021.

Open Under New Management

Successful M&A comes down to the people, and fumbling that end of things can poison an otherwise promising deal.

Movie-Theater Chairman Doubles Down On The Big Show

Glantz leases still more theaters as the Emagine founder bets hugely on Americans’ return to moviegoing.

How Serial Acquirers Retain Talent

As M&A activity heats up, new research highlights best practices for retention post-merger. The short answer? Plan to pay.
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