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Importance of Leadership in M&As Recognized by Middle Market Advisors I was honored today to receive the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors’ prestigious 2014 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year award for my doctoral research that quantified the impact of collective leadership capability in M&A success (or failure). I am passionate about my… Read more »

sales integration epic fail

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Why Integrity and Trust is so Important Thomson Reuters recently published their 2014 Merger & Acquisition Review.  As many of you know, it was a huge year for M&As with over 40,400 global deals announced totaling nearly $3.5 trillion (USD) in value.  It was a resurgent year.  While this is great news for M&A consultancies… Read more »

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A Lack of Focus on Customers = M&A Failure I have been reading Timothy Galpin’s and Mark Herndon’s book, The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions: Process Tools to Support M&A Integration at Every Level, and I have to say it has been eye opening.  It is obviously a well written book, as well as… Read more »

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Towers Watson recently published their 2014 Global M&A Retention Survey report.  In the report there is a wealth of data including some really interesting pieces like the following… Just over one-half of retention budgets are 2% or less of the total purchase price of the acquired company, and these costs are largely borne by the… Read more »

Potentious - Discover the link between leadership and successful merger growth

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Greetings… Today is a big day!  Today is the day that I change how leadership is discussed, managed and leveraged for successful M&As.  Why? Buckminster Fuller stated it the best: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” So that is what I do today… Read more »

M&A leadership deal fails

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Talking About Leadership in Mergers & Acquisitions So you might have engaged with a consultant or M&A advisory firm recently.  They will most likely have talked to you about all the things that their organization can do to help you achieve a successful M&A to include a cultural assessment, a tried and true integration process,… Read more »

mergers & acquisitions are major change events

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Mergers & Acquisitions are Major Change Events 2014 has continued to be a reawakening of the global M&A market.  With this activity is also the realization that the level of change these events bring to both the acquiring and target companies is ever present and and at times all consuming.  Even in normal change initiatives… Read more »