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20 Key Due Diligence Activities In a Merger and Acquisition Transaction

March 14 2018

Source:   forbes.com

Mergers and acquisitions typically involve a substantial amount of due diligence by the buyer. Before committing to the transaction, the buyer will want to ensure that it knows what it is buying and what obligations it is assuming, the nature and extent of the target company’s contingent liabilities, problematic contracts, litigation risks and intellectual property issues, and much more. This is particularly true in private company acquisitions, where the target company has not been subject to the scrutiny of the public markets, and where the buyer has little (if any) ability to obtain the information it requires from public sources....

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9 Key Ways To Prepare For A Merger And Acquisition Transaction

March 14 2018

Source:   forbes.com

Advance preparation is key to a successful Merger & Acquisition (M&A) transaction for a seller. M&A transactions can be time consuming and stressful for a company and its management team. The following are some important things a company can do to maximize the likelihood of a successful sale, in connection with the sale of a privately held company. 1. NDA. The selling company should insist that an appropriate Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) is fully signed early on in any talks with a potential acquirer. The NDA should also attempt to incorporate an employee non-solicitation provision....

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The Integration of AI into HR: The New Psychological Frontier

March 14 2018

Source:   hrtechnologist.com

The market for AI will grow from $8 billion in 2016 to $47 billion by 2020, impacting all business practices across almost every industry – and HR is no exception. Jill Strange, Vice president, Infor HCM Science Applications explains how artificial intelligence in HCM will streamline productivity across the entire employee life cycle, create a fully engaged workforce, and produce remarkable business results more efficiently than ever before...

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Thriving in the Gig Economy

March 14 2018

Source:   hbr.org

Recently, I was talking with a highly successful colleague about her work as an executive coach. My colleague has been a senior vice president of a Fortune 50 company and the dean of a highly-rated business school. As the conversation unfolded, we began talking about how we support our clients as coaches and as consultants, given that both of us have extensive experience in both fields. This article is a result of that conversation and includes an invitation for us as coaches, consultants and leaders to explore how we integrate our range of offerings to create the most comprehensive approach possible to building leaders and organizations for the future....

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