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There’s a (true) story about the building of the Panama Canal with a great lesson about deal execution. In the mid-1800’s, fresh off his wildly successful completion of the Suez Canal, Ferdinand de Lesseps was considered the perfect choice to lead a...

Back in 2007, the Houston Rockets were testing a mathematical model to assess potential draft picks. That year, the model favored a young player named Marc Gasol, a seven-foot-one center. As it happened, a shirtless photo of Marc circulated amongst the...

In a recent Merger Market report, the beginning of the year was described as a buyer’s market, and a reference was made to “unicorns”. When most people use this term, they’re referring either to a mythical mono-horned horse, or to private companies...

Reverse or vendor due diligence is a great strategy for sell-side businesses to perform, allowing them to correct or modify issues prior to exit.
DealMaker Holiday Dreams, Pt. 2: Private Tropical Islands

In our DealMaker Holiday Dreams series, we're going beyond the usual gift ideas. Way beyond. We're not even talking luxury here - we're talking bigger than luxury, bigger than lavish. We're talking about the absolute best things in the world that...

The bidding has begun for the Buffalo Bills, with a rumored 8 bidders. We're following the story, and look back at some of the biggest sporting deal in U.S. history. Were they worth it?

Structuring an M&A deal is a bit like building a house. It should follow a well-known process to ensure the buyer and seller are both satisfied.

Profits play a key role in building the value of a business. However, there are numerous other value drivers that can have an impact. Individually, these value drivers may have little effect, but when added together they can have a significant...

The impact of economic, industry and product cycles on M&A In a recent M&A study by Deloitte, about 60% of executives interviewed cited "Overstated Revenue Forecast" as the greatest concern in valuing a target. The study goes on to say that "In...

In my review of countless pitch books from M&A advisors and investment bankers, I've compiled a list of common mistakes and tips for crafting the perfect pitch book.