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A Survivors Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 05/19/2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
  • Virtual Online Gathering

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Pursuing a merger or acquisition (M&A) is the most data-driven decision a company can make. And yet, despite an abundance of data, many companies overlook one of the most important contributors to the success of any M&A – the human factor. No wonder up to 90% of deals fail, most often due to “unexpected people problems.”

Join the Transitions Exchange as we welcome Jennifer Fondrevay, author of Now What? A Survivor's Guide for Thriving through Mergers & Acquisitions.  Jennifer will lead us through a discussion that helps the individual in the middle of it all, from C-suite executives to team leaders and players, to capitalize on the opportunities that M&A's offer. 

Built on a two-year study with 60 executives, including CFO's, NOW WHAT? explores how to:

  • Anticipate what’s coming when a deal is on the horizon or right at your door
  • Recognize the grief stages of acquisition and learn how to navigate each one
  • Identify the “cast of change” characters (e.g., the Former Rock Star, the Black Widow, etc.) and engage them
  • Cultivate the right mindset, collaborate with the “other side” and find your niche to succeed

CFE members are encouraged to read the book, although it is not required to participate in the discussion. 

Read excerpts from the book:

Introduction - Now What?
The Former Rockstar
The Black Widow - Now What 

NOW WHAT?: A Survivor's Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions. Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734111305/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_T41MDYJZ8K6T9HCAYAY2

NOW WHAT?, now available in audiobook 

Click here to learn more about Jennifer Fondrevay


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