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Transformational Leadership and Communications We have all known transformational leaders–either directly or indirectly. These leaders can create and execute on a vision of a possible future, and make it digestible and attractive for all concerned. These leaders have existed throughout history–from Alexander the Great to Steve Jobs. While we obviously don’t have any videos of Alexander the Great, you… Read more »

M&A leadership deal fails

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Welcome to 2016 and all of the excitement it has in store for all of us! 2015 was a huge year for M&A and while time will tell what 2016’s M&A activity turns into, making a New Year’s resolution is always in order. Improving Process During my last human resources executive role, there was renewed… Read more »

Rosy picture in 2017

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Hostile takeover. Those two words send shudders through employees of companies on the end of these words. It creates an immediate level of distrust as the target management shuns the offer of the acquirer to either acquire or merge. 2015 has seen an increase in hostile takeovers. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) discussed the trend… Read more »

Deal Synergies

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Any M&A has a list of stated objectives that include achieving some sets of synergies.  These synergies will include things typically around operational, supply chain, and manufacturing operations.  A 2014 Bain & Company report, Why Some Merging Companies Become Synergy Overachievers, stated it pretty clearly… “The open secret about M&A is that most deals fail… Read more »

Right Acquisition Based on Leadership Capability

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Keys to Successful Dealmaking That is what a group of senior executives indicated in research from the Cass Business School’s M&A Research Centre in 2014.  In a report titled Successful Dealmaking, MARC’s research on this topic came from two areas.  First, a review of 70 large UK and US acquisitions between 2007-2011 and second, a survey… Read more »

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Why Innovation is Important in Mergers & Acquisitions One of the main reasons that acquirers go after particular companies are for the innovative capabilities that these companies can bring to acquirers.  The types of capabilities that can drive continued and/or new growth. The concept of acquiring innovative capabilities is not lost during this recent M&A… Read more »