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Mergers and Acquisitions

Handcuffs or Rocket-Booster? Crafting Joint Venture Agreements that Launch Your Business Forward

Jack Garson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Businesses team up to pursue work all the time. These joint ventures take many forms and names, from teaming agreements, to partnership agreements, to...

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 1)

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Employees are engaged when they feel fully involved and enthusiastic about their jobs and their organizations. They are emotionally connected to the success of their organization and are committed to contribute towards this success.

Pfizer: The Madness of Mergers and Acquisitions Hurts Us All

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

In pursuing Astra Zeneca for the tax benefits the U.K. company offers, Pfizer acknowledges its failure to innovate. The only strategy it has for makin...

Is AT&T About To Take Over DirecTV?

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

April 30 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported, ci...

Purpose-Driven Growth: What Acquisitions Can't Buy

Louis Efron | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

Quite simply, organizations heavily concentrated on acquisitions often forget the reason they exist -- their purpose -- and the value of having employees that align with that purpose.

Don't Let Your Workplace Be an Oldsmobile

Mary Donohue | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Mary Donohue

Failing companies typically feature a "sick" culture. Staff are unhappy and going through the motions -- either waiting things out, or actively looking to jump ship.

How Obamacare Impacts Small Business Transactions

Avi Sinensky | Posted 05.17.2014 | Small Business
Avi Sinensky

While small businesses are exempt from many of the most rigorous requirements of the Affordable Care Act -- most notably, the Employer Mandate -- there are still some requirements and even some opportunities that small business owners should be aware of.

Is Your Business Worth As Much As You Think? Many Aren't

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

About two-thirds of nearly 1,000 business owners surveyed recently by Pepperdine University's Private Capital Markets Project expect to transfer their...

If Nonprofit Mergers Seem Obvious, Why Aren't There More?

Willa Seldon | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Willa Seldon

The reason that nonprofit mergers continue to lag sector growth isn't that they don't make sense. Quite the contrary. Nonprofit mergers and acquisitions are often an effective way to deliver more and better services at lower cost.

Sprinklr's Acquisition of Dachis Group Brings Human-to-Human One Step Closer

Christine Crandell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Christine Crandell

Social media changed the world in ways we never imagined. How we collaborate, network, buy things and get customer service has been forever changed. S...

Betting on the return of M&A

Robert Teitelman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Last month, I wrote a piece in Institutional Investor making the case that M&A, which has been moribund since 2008, would rebound to levels at, or abo...

Chief Culture Officer Buys Success

Debbie Robins | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Debbie Robins

My recommendation for your organizations success is simple. Find a captain for your culture ship. Make that person part of your C-suite. Then empower him or her with all the resources they need to leverage the full potential of your people.

How Are You Affected by a Bank Merger or Failure?

MyBankTracker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Small Business
MyBankTracker

Unfortunately, bank mergers and failures occur from time to time. In the event that you are be directly affected when your bank changes or shutters its doors, there are a few things you should know.

Wall Street and a world without belief

Robert Teitelman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The mood on Wall Street these waning days of summer has an odd, air-less quality. The markets have had a nice run, at least until recently, buoyed by ...

Video: Adap.tv CEO: Most of TV's $240 Billion in Ads will be Transacted on "Platforms Like Ours"

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

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Publicis-Omnicom Merger Provides Much Needed Opportunity to 'Step Up'

Jacqueline Corbelli | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Jacqueline Corbelli

Few mega deals bring the value promised The merging of Omnicom with Publicis offers a phenomenal opportunity to both companies -- that ultimately ben...

The Good Old Days When Acquisition Meant Making Money...

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.28.2013 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

It used to be, many years ago, that a person could start a business, grow that business into one where its products or services became attractive to p...

Sell Your Company, Not Your Soul

Lili Balfour | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

So, how does one land a company? I've created a simple structure to allow entrepreneurs to evaluate various landing methodologies (read: exit strategies).

Kim Bhasin

A Merger Could Be On The Horizon For This Major Retailer

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business

Private equity firm KKR is considering an investment in Saks and may push to merge the upscale department store with rival retailer Neiman Marcus, acc...

Be Glad There's Not A Wave Of Mergers And Acquisitions

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

There are a couple of stories today questioning why an expected wave of mergers and acquisitions hasn't happened yet. We should be glad it hasn't.

Lonely Planets Brand New Orbit

Skift | Posted 05.19.2013 | Travel
Skift

BBC Worldwide has been exploring strategic options for Lonely Planet over the last year and was keen to find a new owner that could bring greater focus and capital to the business.

Buffett Sends Urgent Warning To Food Industry

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

By Martinne Geller BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 22 (Reuters) - The $23 billion buyout of H.J. Heinz by Warren Buffett and private equity put ...

Mergers Mean Mastering High-Stakes Change; Four Emotional Triggers Leaders Must Pull

Susan Battley | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Susan Battley

After a long, dry spell, mergers and acquisitions activity is heating up.

Office Supply Chains To Merge

HuffPost/AP | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

UPDATE: A deal to merge Office Depot and OfficeMax is now official, OfficeMax said Wednesday in a press release made available on its website: "O...

Dow Within Reach Of All-Time High

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Talk of more deal-making sent the stock market higher Tuesday, putting the Dow Jones industrial average within close reach of its all...