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Real stories and industry strategy from thought-leading M&A experts

February 12, 2018

The Important of Conducting Quality of Earnings in M&A Transactions

Andrew Jordan is a Principal at Riveron Consulting where he provides transaction advisory services. He’s had his hand in mergers and acquisitions for the last 8 years and has incredible insight regarding quality of earnings (Q of E) and M&A deals.

December 12, 2017

Balancing Legal and Business Concerns in M&A Transactions


  • Prioritize business concerns over legal concerns
  • Make clear the nature of inquiries to the management team
  • Consider integration complexity at the time of target identification

It’s not uncommon to have the legal and business aspects of an M&A deal at odds...

December 07, 2017

The Pitfalls of Per-Page VDR Pricing

  • Per-page VDR pricing is a barrier to a more efficient due diligence process.
  • Providers who fail to embrace cloud technologies add time and cost to M&A transactions.
  • When the VDR evolves into a communication and project management hub, true workflow..
November 21, 2017

Decisive Communication Key To Successful Integration

“When you walk into the deal knowing how you want to use the assets, the rest of the diligence process is just you figuring out if your assumptions and hypothesis are correct. And if they’re correct, then you’ve already made the plan, so executing that plan should..

November 01, 2017

The Ups and Downs of Banking M&A

Consolidation of the US banking industry continues. Since 1996, the number of banks nationally is down 48% to 5,980 from 11,454, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The first wave of consolidation was driven by growth. The recession drove a..

October 16, 2017

Advice on Advisors: Thoughts from the Frontlines

What should you look for when you pick an advisor for your deal team? Those with years of experience on both sides of M&A transactions agree that experience working with companies in your targeted size range and industries in critical.

October 05, 2017

Why the Right Fit is More than Dollars and Cents

Like entering into a romantic relationship, an M&A deal is a lot about finding “the right fit.” That’s something Jeremie Bacon has learned from his years of experience in both investment banking and building SaaS companies. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of ..

September 19, 2017

How Empathy Makes Mergers and Acquisitions Successful

“This is the first time I’ve been acquired by a company that felt like it had a soul.”