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Strategic M&A: Berkshire Hathaway to Buy Precision Castparts

By now, many of you will have heard of Berkshire Hathaway’s $37.2 billion acquisition of Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC), an aerospace parts manufacturer. The acquisition is Berkshire Hathaway’s largest to-date which goes to show with each strategic acquisition, Berkshire Hathaway must make bigger and bigger deals to “move the needle.” Strategic and to the Point […]

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Who is Your M&A Champion?

Q: Who is the internal champion on the M&A team? What is their role? A: The internal champion is an important member of your M&A team. Your acquisition team should include people from your own company such as the CEO, CFO, the internal champion, and functional leaders, and external experts such as lawyers, accountants, valuation experts, due diligence experts […]

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Pharmaceutical M&A: The Rush to Acquire

Last week alone, there were three major consolidations in the pharmaceutical space: These three deals in just a few days reflect the trend of pharmaceutical consolidation as companies seek new products in order to fill their pipelines and gain scale.  Consolidation is not limited to pharmaceuticals, but is rampant throughout the healthcare industry. Global healthcare M&A […]

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Capstone Promotes Edelweiss Harrison to Director of Strategic Growth

Edelweiss Harrison brings over 15 years’ experience in senior-level consulting to enhance Capstone’s M&A services to middle market companies. Capstone, a leading management consulting firm that helps middle market companies grow through M&A, announced today that Edelweiss Harrison has been promoted to Director of Strategic Growth. She will lead Capstone’s strategic growth and market research […]

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