Tag: Mergers Acquisitions and Divestitures

What CFOs need to know about joint ventures and alliances

They’re hot business growth tools—but they demand cool-headed preparation before you put the hammer down. By Lou Carlozo As businesses clamor to address the challenges of growth, they’ve contributed to expansion of another kind: an increase in joint ventures (JVs) and strategic alliances. The phenomenon is examined close up in...

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The Hammers and Nails of R&D Portfolio Management:  A Fool With a Tool is Still a Fool 

After attending a recent R&D portfolio and resource management conference, and listening to presenters from both large, established, and rising star pharmaceutical companies and life science organizations, we were surprised to hear how many companies were grappling with issues related to transparency and consistency of data, the ability to drive...

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What to Do From Deal Announcement to Deal Close

When a major merger or acquisition is announced, it is typically met with a combination of excitement and anxiety by the employees at the respective companies. The focus of this article will be on one of the most critical steps to occur at both companies very shortly after deal announcement:...

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Leadership Challenges During a Major Merger or Acquisition

Mergers & acquisitions are a challenging undertaking requiring strong and engaged leadership to drive success.   Some of the biggest challenges can be found in the people side of the equation – the uncertainty and stress – that require a leader who understands that the value of a company is based...

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The Post-Merger Change Triptych: Looking at Change Through the Lenses of Strategy, Location and Role

  CHANGING STRATEGY Jim Szakacs, CFO, TayganPoint In their book “Exploring Corporate Strategy”, Gerry Johnson and Kevan Scholes define strategy as “the direction and scope of an organization over the long-term: which achieves advantage for the organization through its configuration of resources within a challenging environment, to meet the needs...

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When It’s Time to Toss the Old IT Playbook

The US saw roughly 5,000 M&A transactions in the first half of 2015, and if you have a leadership position in your firm’s information technology department, an acquisition will have a direct impact on you and your team.  Whether attempting to produce a more vertically integrated business and capture a...

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