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M&A Hot Takes series: M&A insights, strategies, and trends

Hot topics in the evolving world of mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity spiked in the first half of 2018, as companies turned increasingly to mergers and acquisitions as an alternative to organic growth. While volume is up, many deals still fail to deliver on expected value. To help guide more deals to success, our new M&A Hot Takes series taps experienced M&A dealmakers, for insights into how they have achieved time-tested, successful deal-making track records.

Driving successful deals: The critical roles of five M&A stakeholders

Regardless of a company’s size or M&A experience, having the right people and teams in place is key to achieving M&A value-creation targets. While no two deals are alike and there is no single, overarching recipe for meeting M&A goals, successful acquirers cite five key stakeholder roles that significantly influence the odds of a successful transaction. Learn more about these roles and how to approach M&A to meet your team’s specific strengths and needs.

Read this Hot Take: The critical roles of five M&A stakeholders

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M&A technology to turbocharge your transactions

Whether you’re looking to integrate or divest a business, it’s beneficial to understand the nitty-gritty details of all corporate contracts to prepare and make sure there are no hidden surprises. How can artificial intelligence help you take out the tedious process of sifting through hundreds of contract terms? Learn more about the efficiencies AI technology can bring to M&A.

Read this Hot Take: M&A technology to turbocharge your transactions

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