Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

CEOs Barra, Rometty Rejuvenate Tech Brands by Partnering Them

When it comes to two of their oldest tech brands—OnStar and Watson—both General Motors CEO Mary Barra and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty face the challenge of optimizing platforms that haven’t been delivering the results they could.

Henry Schein CEO Shows Biz Leaders How to Ace Acquisitions

Chief Executive speaks with CEO Stan Bergman to drill down on a dental supply company’s transformation strategy.

The Timing is Right for Middle Market CEOs to Take Advantage of the M&A...

The time seems ripe for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the middle market.

Removing the Blinders: 5 Principles for Acquisition Success

While JP Morgan recently predicted that a strong 2014 would lead into a fresh round of M&A activity in 2015, it also noted last year’s level of failed transactions was the highest since 2008.v

Mid-Market Companies Are Pursuing M&A as a Growth Tactic, Survey Says

At a time when corporate balance sheets are rock solid, interest rates remain enticingly low and the deal environment is booming, perhaps it’s not surprising to learn that some of the most ready buyers of private companies are in fact, private companies themselves.

Creating Smart Splits: 3 Tips for Managing Your Talent During a Divestiture

As CEOs reassess their portfolios due to heightened competition, divestitures are playing a more important role in corporate strategy. In particular, there was an exceptional increase in high-profile announcements in the U.S. technology sector in 2014. The total value of first-half 2014 transactions jumped 62% over the value of transactions in the first six months of 2013. Mega-deals accounted for more than 35% of total first-half 2014 deal value, including five deals worth more than $43 billion each—a level of activity not witnessed since before the financial crisis.
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How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

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Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.