Lessons Learned From Global Separation and Integration Programs: Best Practices with KPMG

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Introduction: Before we dive into best practices and insights on global separations and integration programs, we must first set the scene. While no separation is the same, there are key threads that run through each one. In this piece, we will assume you are trying to separate a fully integrated business unit with eight functions … Read more

Talent Retention in M&A: 5 Best Practices

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Introduction: So-called “soft skills,” those related to emotional and social intelligence, as well as leadership traits/styles, were deemed by employers to be some of the most vital and desirable skills for employees in 2020. This appreciation of “people” skills, which are in no way “soft,” is a trend the world of M&A has begun to … Read more

A Look Back & A Look Ahead: M&A Activity in 2020 and 2021 Preview

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Introduction: In March 2020, as COVID-19 crippled our lives and the economy, M&A deal volume plummeted. Due to the pandemic’s uncharted territory, most deals halted. As a result, the first quarter of 2020 was far worse than the 2008 economic crisis. However, the ability to remain Agile and pivot, hallmarks of the best companies and … Read more

The Top M&A Software Providers of 2020

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Introduction: While M&A processes have not radically changed over the last few decades, we cannot deny the sweeping rise of M&A software, which has gained popularity due to improved technology and an overwhelming desire for efficiency. What makes shopping for M&A software challenging, however, is these so-called M&A software providers that are actually no more … Read more

6 Overarching  Best Practices for Post-Merger Integration in 2021

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Introduction: Research studies cited by Deloitte suggest that one of every two post-merger integration (PMI) attempts is categorized as “poor” or failing, which is quite concerning given post-merger integration is paramount to realizing deal value. This statistic obviously correlates to the often quoted statistic that approximately 70% of deals fail to reach their full potential. … Read more

Which VDR Features Do You Need for Your M&A Process?

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Why Choosing the Right VDR is Critical for Deal Success Security, collaboration, efficiency, and real-time visibility are non-negotiables when crafting an effective M&A process. Whether you’re managing a divestment, due diligence processes, or collaborating with external advisors, you need to know everyone has access to the right information at the right time. Luckily, advancements in … Read more