Author: Carlos Keener

I read an article this week in Acquisitions Daily that 62% of deal makers surveyed said that a key pressure to do deals was to match their acquisitive competitors.  I hope we are not returning to the bad old days but I can imagine a...

  Carlos and I are here in Philadelphia at the Association for Corporate Growth's annual conference.  This year there are over 1,000 attendees from across the M&A spectrum; deal makers, law firms, accountancy and corporate M&A executives.  BTD had the privilege of being asked to conduct...

Here is a letter we sent to The Economist this week in response to Schumpeter’s article on M&A: Sir – Schumpeter’s latest article on the developing M&A surge ('Riding the wave') raises some interesting points but fails to get to the heart of the matter.  Certainly...

I wrote a blog last week of an imagined merger of Kalashnikov and Colt and the cultural dangers inherent in merging two proud and distinct entities.  Such difficulties can, and often do, erode or even destroy the proposed vision for the new company and the...