Links to articles around the web highlighted in the FOCUS Newsletter
10 Brand Architecture Strategies After M&A
Hey M&A Bankers, Trump Won
Trump Policies Likely to Make 2017 a Good Year for Buying Companies
A guest article in the January 20, 2017 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions observes that: “Private equity players are already looking ahead at how the merger and acquisition (M&A) landscape will shape up over the next four years and where to find the next big opportunity… Currently, corporates are flush with cash, while the private …
The Artful Synergist, or How To Get More Value from Mergers and Acquisitions
According to a February 2017 McKinsey & Company article, “Keeping your deal team small ensures confidentiality, but pinpointing synergies requires bringing more people on board…Making sure that large M&A deals create value is as much about knowing whom to involve—and when—as it is about knowing how to capture synergies. The larger the deal, the more …
Strategy and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
How a Trump Presidency Will Affect 15 Industries
According to the November 12, 2016 issue of The Washington Post, “Oil drillers. Gas pipelines. Coal. Banks. Pharmaceuticals. Construction and industrial equipment. The defense industry. Those are among the likely winners of a Donald Trump administration that could take the lid off coal and fracking regulations, begin an extensive repair of the nation’s roads and …
Here’s What It Takes for Your Company’s Culture to Survive an Acquisition
Keeping Employee Engagement Up During Mergers and Acquisitions
“Mergers and acquisitions are enticing, especially to organizations looking to expand during uncertain economic times. They hold the promise of an expanded customer base, a larger global footprint, instant product diversification and an easy route into new markets. However, M&A is usually anything but smooth for the employees on the ground floor, and can wreak …
Founder vs. CEO: Who Creates More Value?
“In many ways, founders are the soul of a company. That’s one of the reasons why many investors prefer working with companies led by the founder rather than a professional CEO. It’s also why some companies bring founders back during times of trouble,” according to an April 20, 2016 article in Pitchbook.com.
“The skills needed …