Potentious M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic

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M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic

M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic Potentious believes that for you to understand and leverage the M&A leadership insights we provide, you need a means to self-assess yourself to determine where you have strengths and gaps. This is why we want to provide you this short 10 question M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic. This diagnostic will provide you… Read more »

CFO’s Top Deal Risk Factors and Underlying Leadership Factor

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Deal risk factors

Finance executives shared their perspective recently in a joint research survey between the Financial Executives Research Foundation and Crowe Horwath LLP titled “Navigating the Risks of the Contemporary M&A Market.” In the survey research, financial executives shared their top 15 M&A deal risk factors. You can see the full list below. As you look at… Read more »

Why Leadership Matters: The Nest-Dropcam M&A Failure

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Why leadership matters

Alphabet Has a Problem Alphabet’s acquisition of Nest is faltering as evidenced by Nests’ own purchase of Dropcam. The story behind both of these deals points to why leadership matters in successful M&As, and how quickly “bad” ones can destroy shareholder value. Alphabet–Google Acquires Nest Alphabet (then known as Google) closed on the Nest deal on Feb. 7,… Read more »

Yahoo and Tumblr Deal: Sales Integration Epic Fail Part 2

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Deal risk factors

In my last blog, I discussed the background of the Yahoo–Tumblr deal.and how it seemed to fall apart because of the failed sales integration. In today’s blog, I want to discuss the  leadership implications of the deal, and how Yahoo and Tumblr could have have changed the negative outcome by focusing on the foundational aspect of… Read more »