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Mergers and Acquisitions

Will States Kill The Big Insurance Mergers?

Alex Tolbert | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Alex Tolbert

Federal regulators are being watched closely as they decide how to respond to two big health insurance deals currently on the table in the United States.

LinkedIn + Microsoft = Opportunity

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Microsoft recently hit the headlines after revealing a $26 billion agreement to buy LinkedIn. In a digital age when most people obtain their social up...

Post-Merger Integration vs. Disintegration

David B. Nast | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

71% of post-merger integrations (PMIs) fail, according to a 2015 study conducted by Deloitte. Bain & Co. examined 24,000 transactions over a 10 year ...

Microsoft's Acquisition of LinkedIn Makes Perfect Sense - Here's Why

Quora | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology

Why is Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people wi...

What Business Leaders Forget When Making Acquisition Decisions

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

If you have had any exposure to or involvement in investment and acquisition decisions then you'll know that behind every such decision is a financial valuation model.

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

You Can Prevent a 'Panama Papers' Scandal at Your Law Firm

Lou Shipley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Lou Shipley

Even if they aren't managing their own IT, law firms still have an obligation to make sure that data is properly secured. This means asking frequent questions about security and ensuring that the vendor is implementing reasonable security measures.

Embracing the Local Power of Innovation

Bruce Aust | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Bruce Aust

I had the opportunity to move back to San Francisco in late 2014 when I was appointed Vice Chairman of Nasdaq. It was a great homecoming since this w...

The Marriott-Starwood-Anbang Predicament (And What Every Business Leader Can Learn from It)

David Reimer | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
David Reimer

The battle playing out between Marriott's desired acquisition of Starwood, and that deal's disruption from China's Anbang Insurance, offer real-time l...

How a Culturally Intelligent Alignment Strategy Can Save Your Next Merger

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

When tech front-runners Alcatel and Lucent partnered up in 2006, they hoped to push out competitors and develop a powerfully integrated network. Inste...

Merger Mania in the Travel Industry and How it Will Impact You

Jim Pickell | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Jim Pickell

In 2014 over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad. That means that one in seven people took an international trip. International tourist arrivals are ...

Buyer Beware: Cultural Fit Can Make or Break a Deal

Matt Gantz | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Matt Gantz

Successful acquisitions are not always about forcing a company to fit the acquiring company's mold -- it's a mutual learning opportunity. We aim to answer the question: How do we take the best of both worlds and create something even better?

3 Lessons From Tech Mergers, for Dell-EMC

Ben Gomes-Casseres | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Ben Gomes-Casseres

Must we trade bundles of assets in mega-billion dollar packages before we can streamline them? We'll have to wait to see how the strategies behind this deal play out -- but smart remixing of a bundle of resources is often better than selling them in bulk to the deepest pocket.

Current Trends in Bank M&A: 2015 Outlook for M&A

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Guest Post by Elise Hauser, Product Manager, Sageworks. In a recent survey by Crowe Horwath 66% of bankers felt that 2014 was a better year for bank ...

The Great Remix: Why Mergers Are Booming

Ben Gomes-Casseres | Posted 11.01.2015 | Business
Ben Gomes-Casseres

Another day, another merger. Telephone companies, drug companies, drugstores, airlines, hospitals, retail stores and beer. Why?

Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions for Nonprofits

John E. Kobara | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

American idealism, combined with our strong individualism, generates new ideas and businesses like no other country. We also start the most nonprofits.

Entrepreneurs: Don't Get Too Confident, You Might Get Burned

Lili Balfour | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

The worst thing you could do in a booming economic period is get overly confident and believe the bubble will never pop.

Maintaining the Creative Edge: An Interview With Ben Lamm of Chaotic Moon

Phil Simon | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Creativity is a culture, and it has to come from our project managers, our QA leads, our solutions architects, our engineers, and our designers. Everywhere.

Seeing Acquisitions As Power Transfers

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

When an animal eats a vegetable it transfers the latter's power to itself though they occupy different categories. That's what good acquisitions do. It's what conventional mergers don't.

GOP Myth: Obamacare Is Driving Health Insurance Mergers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When the CEOs of Aetna and Humana announced a few days ago that they had agreed to a deal in which Aetna will pay $37 billion for Louisville-based Humana, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pointed the finger of blame straight at Obamacare.

Does Survival of the Fittest Apply to the Creative Economy?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Amongst the many macro forces shaping the context for decision-making and business innovation are a few old beliefs. "Survival of the fittest" is one of them. It's a term you'll likely hear at the conclusion of a hostile takeover or mergers and acquisitions when the thrill of the hunt is complete.

India's Merger Merry-Go-Round

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

Infosys is not the only Indian company growing inorganically. 2014 saw the highest number of Indian mergers and acquisitions transactions in a decade - 1,177 deals valued at $50 billion. This resurgence applies to pharmaceuticals, finances, telecommunications, and more.

How to Value Your Company

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

Whether you're looking to raise a round of capital or sell your company, it's important to understand how to value your company. The best way to value a company is to research comparable transactions in the market.

SORKIN: Airline Industry 'Increasingly Looking Like An Uncompetitive Oligopoly'

The New York Times | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Far from “hypercompetitive,” the airline industry is increasingly looking like an uncompetitive oligopoly....

Are Newspapers on the Ropes?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

There is no question about it: most newspapers in the United States are on the ropes. They are not yet down and out, but they are close to that knockout blow. I know this, as most of you readers do, from personal experience.