What Public Companies Can Learn From Private-Equity Strategies

Those in business may not see many similarities between the financial practices of publicly traded companies and private equity businesses, but believe it or not, there are things that public companies can learn from the latter. Here are some important lessons to pay attention to.

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The Post-Merger Synergy: How to Avoid Common M&A Pitfalls and Risks

The first nine months of 2018 saw record-breaking M&A activity of $3.3 trillion--yet months or years later, many of these deals will fall short of expectations. One classic KPMG study found that 83 percent of mergers fail to boost shareholders' returns.

Mergers and acquisitions are always a perilous situation for all parties involved, yet businesses continue to believe that the potential upsides are worth the risks. The good news is that by applying foresight and taking proactive steps, you'll be much more likely to have a successful merger.

In this blog post, we'll give a quick rundown of the challenges that businesses face during and after M&A activity--and how you can overcome them.

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Using Major Acquisitions to Trigger Positive Change at Your Company

New mergers and acquisitions can be an exciting, but also stressful time for both employees and stakeholders alike. While some individuals may look forward to the unique opportunities brought about by organizational change, others may be uncertain of what the future holds.

Regardless, major acquisitions, when executed effectively, can bring about positive change for an organization, especially when company leaders work together to make the right transformational decisions.

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Wall Street 2019 Forecast: Slowdowns, Pauses & New Models

It's pretty clear that 2018 was a banner year for mergers and acquisitions in the media and telecom industry. According to Forbes, compared to the third quarter of 2017, M&A activity this year increased by more than 30% for the third quarter equaling almost $1.67 trillion and marking, "the highest US YTD value on record."

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How M&A Deals Can Go Wrong

Mergers and acquisition deals are some of the most complex in the business world. There are many points along the way where things can get off track, and even your mindset can contribute to the success (or failure) of the deal. Here are some of the most common pitfalls of M&A deals you should try to avoid.

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Looking Ahead: M&A 2018 Wrap-up and 2019 Forecast

In 2015, law firm Baker McKenzie took a peek into its crystal ball, writing a report about global trends in business transactions over the next several years. The report’s authors predicted “continued strong upturn in M&A and IPOs over the next three years” thanks to trends such as accelerating global economic growth, low interest rates, and easy credit conditions. However, they also cautioned that “moderate corrections in developed stock markets will soften interest in deal-making worldwide by 2019.”

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New Considerations for M&A Cryptocurrency Agreements

Despite the popular buzz around cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the technology has yet to see mass adoption in the world of mainstream business and finance. However, the past year has seen a number of indications that cryptocurrency is gaining a good deal of legitimacy and stability.

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Trends in Tech M&A

The first half of 2018 played out like an investor’s dream, with global M&A hitting a record $2 trillion, and the momentum just keeps ramping up.

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Preparing for Your Tech M&A: When to Sell

Knowing when to sell is always a challenge – since the timing of launching a process is not only critical to it being successful but also can make a significant difference to the valuation. One important consideration is knowing what buyers look for in a deal so founders can maximize their price and make the exit a win for them, the team and their shareholders.

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Live Webinar: Trends in Tech M&A

Are you interested in learning more about mergers and acquisitions in the tech market? Get a peek at the current and future outlook of the tech M&A market with our latest webinar, Trends in Tech M&A. Get the inside scoop on the tech M&A market, including the current state of the industry, when to sell, and how to leverage metrics and buyer behavior to get the best deal.

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