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    How Important is Due Diligence to the M&A Process?

    Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Dec 06, 2019 @ 08:17 AM

    There are several key phases of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process:

    • Growth/Portfolio strategy
    • Due diligence
    • Integration planning
    • Integration execution
    • Project management
    • Change management
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    Topics: Mergers and Acquisitions

    Communicating With Shareholders: What You Need to Know

    Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

    Communicating with shareholders is about capital – the ability to access either equity or debt at the lowest possible cost. By understanding investor motivation and maintaining relationships within the investment community, companies are strategically positioned to address operational funding issues proactively and thus can exercise greater control over the capital formation process. By identifying sources of capital, world-class companies can maintain capital structures through a mix of long-term debt and equity funding options at the lowest possible cost.

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    Topics: Investments & Foreign Exchange, Audit Committee & Board, Accounting/Finance, Financial Reporting, Performance Management/Measurement, Mergers and Acquisitions, Communications Industry

    Guide to Managing Mergers and Acquisitions KPIs

    Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 05:03 PM

    Few things can be as fraught with stress and complication for top executives and business owners as evaluating mergers and acquisitions. Some mergers are consummated to capitalize on new geographic or demographic markets, expand product offerings, facilitate the acquisition of key employees, boost productivity, reduce competition by absorbing a rival company, or even more long term strategies. Whatever the reason, the process and outcome must be measured to determine if it was successful in meeting business objectives.

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    Topics: Initial Public Offering, Accounting/Finance, Performance Management/Measurement, Mergers and Acquisitions

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