October 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Integration Project Charters can save headaches down the road

Say the word "Charter" and many folks will understandable roll their eyes. Thoughts of unwelcome bureacracy and red tape will abound. However, for merger integrations, charters can save a lot of time, money and unnecessary turf scraps by getting important decisions and scope details outlined early and agreed upon by all stakeholders.

Here's a very simple integration project charter to use as a starter, and best to keep it to 1-2 pages max. Good luck!

Integration Project… Continue

Added by scott whitaker on October 29, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Integration Communications Planning: The Basics

Communications planning around an integration is often overlooked, or tends to drop off significantly shortly after Day 0. Acquired employees need frequent and meaningful communication to stay engaged and motivated and good Communication Management Plans (CMPs) should always:

• Define what subsidiary employees can expect during the Integration process

• Ensure subsidiary employees understand integration goals and processes

• Provide subsidiary employees an understanding of… Continue

Added by scott whitaker on October 29, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

You know what they say about Texas?

Everything in Texas is bigger! Including our hearts. At Progress, we are passionate about what we do. We are a private investment firm investing our own capital, our own sweat and our own tears, on our own behalf. This investment model provides maximum flexibility while permitting our portfolio companies to reach their full potential without the hazards of institutional funds.

Progress Equity Partners, Ltd, with offices in Dallas and Denver, is a private equity firm focused on… Continue

Added by melanie barton on October 28, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Have a Heineken...

Is anyone working on the integration of Scottish and Newcastle with Heineken? I have been trying to get a foot in the door with them for the systems integration projects.


Added by Rick Weigand on October 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Harold Hamm's Hiland Buyout Has Upside

Hiland Partners It is doubtful that the buyout of the Hiland MLP (HLND and HPGP) by billionaire Harold Hamm will get… Continue

Added by Thomas Kirchner on October 26, 2009 at 12:27am — No Comments

Clarium's Peter Thiel Bearish On Innovation

Peter Thiel At Thurday's 2009 Investor Leadership Forum hosted by the Argyle Executive Forum and Capital IQ Peter a speech by Thiel of Paypal and Clarium fame linked future economic growth to innovation and technology rather than government… Continue

Added by Thomas Kirchner on October 19, 2009 at 10:04am — No Comments

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Added by Ian Mccarty on October 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Hiland: The Worst Deal Among MLP Consolidations

Among the many consolidations of MLPs (recall the mergers of Magellan Midstream MMP, Atlas ATLS or the pending Enterprise/Teppco EPD/TPP) one deal stands out as a particularly bad deal: the opportunistic squeeze-out of minority shareholders of… Continue

Added by Thomas Kirchner on October 14, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Access the M&A Advisor Network from your iPhone or mobile device

Did you know you can get the M&A Advisor Network on your iPhone or mobile device? Keep up with the activity, start a discussion, upload a photo, invite contacts, browse your friends, search the Users -- all from your mobile device.

Just open up a web browser on your mobile device and enter the following: http://www.maadvisor.com/m

Then bookmark or add the icon to your home page on your iPhone or mobile device for quick access… Continue

Added by The M&A Advisor on October 9, 2009 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Free eBook: Social Network Marketing, 12 Steps for Success

I got this one from a friend last night and read it cover to cover. This should help us all get to the next level in regards to marketing on social networks and social media.

You can download it here:

Added by Kayla Griffin on October 9, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

American Community Properties Trust May Attract A Higher Bid

American Community Properties Trust Surprise, surprise! American Community Properties Trust (APO) is selling itself. And you won't even get market value for your shares: while ACPT trades between $8.35 and $8.50 the buyout will happen at $7.75.

The sudden sale at a discount to the market price… Continue

Added by Thomas Kirchner on October 7, 2009 at 12:40am — No Comments

Free Ebook on Social Networking and Leveraging Social Media

I ran across this free ebook yesterday on social networking and was very impressed by what I learned. The sections on Facebook and Twitter were by far the best.

Here is the location where you can download it from:

Added by Kayla Griffin on October 6, 2009 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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