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M&A Templates, Trackers and Checklists

M&A Acquisition Templates, Trackers and Checklists The Devensoft M&A Checklist and Management Toolkit includes several template, trackers and checklists for use by M&A teams.  They are available for free download by submitting the form at the bottom of this page. They include the following: Acquisition Tracker This is a tool to track all potential and

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preliminary due diligence

Preliminary Due Diligence

Preliminary Due Diligence Preliminary or “Desktop Due Diligence” is the initial review of a company through evaluation of data and documents to determine whether or not a company is a good match financially, culturally and strategically, before committing to a costly full due diligence effort. Goals Determine how serious the seller is in selling the

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how to identify the right acquisition target

How to Identify The Right Acquisition Target

How to Identify The Right Acquisition Target Much time and effort are expended in completing the Merger or Acquisition deal and then successfully integrating it into the buyer’s company. But for a serial acquirer, building the pipeline of potential target candidates is the critical initial phase of the acquisition process. As part of the strategic

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rationale for m&a technology

A Rationale For M&A Technology

A Rationale for M&A Technology Most of today’s Merger and Acquisition activity is conducted using processes that, while still adequate, do not take advantage of current technology. While institutional expertise is extremely important, the size and scope of today’s transactions require a fundamental shift to a team approach with a comprehensive and repeatable M&A process

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M&A in 2021: Strategies and Digital Tools Vital to Success

M&A in 2021: Strategies and Digital Tools Vital to Success Like just about everything else, mergers and acquisitions activity has been in flux over the past several months. Earlier this year, M&A activity dropped significantly, with one research firm reporting a 40% drop in the number of deals with transaction values of $50 million or more between

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major pitfalls to avoid in M&A transactions

Major Pitfalls To Avoid In M&A Transactions

Major Pitfalls to Avoid in M&A Transactions It is a good practice to occasionally restate the fundamental criteria for assuring that an Acquisition or Merger stays on track and arrives at a successful conclusion. While there may be unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances which preclude deal success, there are pitfalls that can be avoided. The following

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