Mergers and acquisitions have a positive outlook for 2018. In case you missed it, here’s another opportunity to read Crain Chicago’s Roundtable Discussion on Mergers and Acquisitions, featuring DHJJ’s own Tom Jordan. For over 40 years, Tom has provided tax and accounting strategies to businesses and participated in over $1 billion in Mergers and Acquisitions. Tom is very optimistic about the current environment for M & A transactions.
What makes for a successful M&A transaction?
Tom Jordan: There are four key components. The first is a clear governance structure with dedicated resources and representation by all business functions and managed by a centralized group. The second is strong and frequent communications with internal and external stakeholders. The third is organizing the work according to company culture, skill sets, employee growth objectives, and more–not just by the deal value drivers. Finally, successful transactions leverage skilled and trusted advisors that fit into the culture to reduce the execution risk.