At Eloquens we’re interested in any and all corporate strategy issues. One of the most exciting (and stressful) times for a corporate strategist is during a corporate takeover. Many, many uncertainties are introduced to the equation. In order to maximise value for your stakeholders it’s going to be critical that you aren’t out of your depth. This week we will be providing a selection of interesting introductions to this subject in a range of media. So whether you prefer to watch a video or read a discussion thread on Quora, we’ve got something for you.
In this thread various knowledgeable insiders outline the things Everyone Should Know About Mergers and Acqusitions. There is some great information in here from investors, Intel Directors, VC founders and CEOs. As if that roster weren’t enough to get your attention, the discussion is lively and punctuated with easy-to-grasp examples from real life.
In a break with tradition we’ve included two Slideshare decks in this segment. The reason is that the first deck gives you a broad introduction to the subject, tackling the basics of mergers and acquisitions, while the second deck takes you through the process of building an M&A strategy from the ground up. Whether you look at one or both of these Slideshare presentations you are sure to come away with valuable insights into this side of corporate strategy.
Very often our video features in our Mashup posts will be taken from TED. They’re short, punchy and often provide an unusual perspective on the issue at hand. Today we thought it might be useful to find a more technical source, after all M&A is a very technical area. This video, from Ashridge Business School, gives a ‘lecture in a nutshell’ on mergers and acquisitions. It’s concise, to the point and packed with fantastic insights.
Investopedia is a well known resource for defining and explaining common financial terms. In this substantial entry the whole area of M&A from valuation to deal closure comes under discussion. If you are looking for something more in depth then this is an excellent place to start.
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