Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

Transparency Is Critical For M&A Success

For David J. Morse, president at acquisition specialist/consultant Growth Paradigm LLC, transparency is critical when finalizing M&A deals.

Transitioning From CEO To Angel Investor

Even in retirement, CEOs that turn to angel investment to support start-ups can be instrumental in providing more jobs, wealth for economies and social justice.

Marketing Yourself As A Positive Acquirer, Not A Shark

Acquiring a company is no easy task; and for some employees involved, it can be downright traumatic.

Is The Disney/21st Century Fox Deal A ‘Hail Mary’ For Iger?

Bringing Disney and 21st Century Fox’s enormous content capabilities together provides Iger with an opportunity to take on the big players in the digital media space, but success is far from a slam dunk.

Cybersecurity Due Diligence: 6 Key Questions To Ask Your CIO Before An Acquisition

Given the current cyber environment, one would expect cybersecurity assessment to be a standard component in the M&A due diligence tool kit. Surprisingly, that’s not always the case.

How One Company Positioned Itself for the Ultimate Exit Strategy

Successfully positioning a small company for buyout takes more than simply pioneering an idea or product in the right niche and performing well enough in the marketplace for a big corporation to recognize its value.

Companies are Holding Off on M&A Amid Trump Policy Uncertainty

Second-quarter deal volumes in the U.S. have slumped to a four-year low, as the market awaits progress on the president's agenda.

4 Out of 5 CEOs are Eyeing M&A, Survey Finds

Quarterly deal values have already reached a decade high.

Blurring the Boundaries: Non-Tech Buyers Drive Record Year for Tech M&A

Companies that can expand capabilities in data mining and the Internet of Things were increasingly targeted by CEOs outside Silicon Valley.
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President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

TrumpTrade: How Trump’s Trade Policies Divide CEOs

CEOs across the nation may be near-uniformly thrilled with the GOP tax cuts and regulatory rollback. President Trump’s trade policies are another story.

CEO Guidelines For Speaking Out On Controversial Issues

When it comes to successfully extolling your purpose or speaking out on politics, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are six guidelines to get you started.

It’s Time For The CEO To Own AI As A Strategic Imperative

To ensure companies achieve the full potential of AI – and to mitigate its potential risks – CEOs cannot relegate AI strategy to IT departments.

CEO Pay: It Has Little to Do With What the 200 Best-Paid CEOs Earn

The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.