Are You Divestment-Ready? How to Prepare for a Divestment

How to Become Divestment-Ready

Divestment Strategy Is Key to an Efficient and Successful Sale Many companies are proficient in the acquisition process – with skills and capabilities to match. When it comes to divesting, however, many companies have never been through the process. And to make things more complicated, divesting of a business can often be more difficult than … Read more

Closing Deals in a Virtual World

Closing Deals in a Virtual World

In a recent webinar with Sami Miettinen, Partner, Translink Corporate Finance, we discussed closing deals in a virtual world. Here are some key themes. It’s a Buyer’s Market Now Amid continued uncertainty caused by COVID, the M&A landscape is in a state of flux. And with much of the global economy paused, it’s no longer business as usual for dealmakers. … Read more

Why It Might be Time to Rationalize Your Real Estate Footprint

Rationalization of Your Real Estate Footprint

Serviced offices are no longer the preserve of start-ups. Personal banking can be managed via a smartphone from the beach. The weekly grocery shop – or even an entire Christmas list – can be purchased from the comfort of home. Your favorite meal can be delivered from your favorite city restaurant with the swipe of … Read more

Better M&A Culture: End-To-End Accountability & Breaking the Silos

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Silo mentality occurs when individuals/teams/departments do not coordinate their activities with other parts of an organization. With this mindset, it can be hard for individuals/teams/departments to understand common objectives/the bigger picture and therefore, how they contribute to the overall success of the organization. In an M&A context this inevitably leads to wasted time, unnecessary costs … Read more

10 Steps to a More Successful M&A Due Diligence Process

10 Due Diligence steps

The M&A due diligence process has (thankfully) moved well beyond physical data rooms and floor to ceiling stacks of folders. The new normal for an increasing number of companies is the use of software, digital playbooks and automated analytics across reports and dashboards. Such advances have increased the speed, efficiency and security of the M&A due … Read more

3 Divestment Strategy Frameworks to Align Portfolios

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Since the year 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 companies have disappeared from the rankings – largely as a result of digital disruption. Now – more than ever – it is essential to remain current. For many companies, it’s come down to a case of survival of the fittest. At the outset, it’s worth mentioning that continuous … Read more

7 M&A Pipeline Metrics You Should Be Tracking

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Intro: Tracking pipeline metrics goes a long way to providing a constant health check of M&A and corporate development initiatives. Doing so can provide valuable insight into the number of potential acquisition targets being evaluated & in what stage, why targets are being rejected, where things are being held up and how a company is … Read more

5 Reasons Why You Need to Automate M&A Reporting

5 Reasons Why You Need to Automate M&A Reporting

M&A reporting has traditionally been characterized by a manual process, whereby deal teams collate reams of data and work it into a static PowerPoint report – which inevitably becomes out of date within hours. The process is repeated week-after-week prior to Monday morning progress meetings – often by a number of ambitious analysts, who are at … Read more