Anatomy of a Merger

Shore up your perspective on mergers through insights and behind-the-scenes lessons relevant to the acquisition or sale of a firm of any size.

Description: 

Orchestrating a merger between two of the nation's most successful firms was quite a challenge. In this discussion, DLR Group's CEO and Westlake Reed Leskosky's managing principal will reveal how the firms made it work by leveraging their respective strengths, creating professional opportunities for staff, and enhancing their value proposition to clients.

Join us for a lively presentation of insights and behind-the-scenes lessons relevant to the acquisition or sale of a firm of any size. It will be an excellent opportunity to understand the daunting steps and potential pitfalls entailed in a merger.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the most salient and strategic reasons why other firms will be interested in merging with, acquiring, or being acquired by your firm.
  • Explore the steps entailed in buying or selling an architectural firm, common pitfalls, and how to ensure success for all parties, staff, and clients.
  • Understand how best to leverage your firm's portfolio , create opportunities for professional growth, and position a combined entity to prosper in the coming decades.
  • Gain insights into the drama of combining cultures, staff, resources, portfolios, marketing tools, and intellectual capital while maintaining confidentiality and determining the value of intangible assets.
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1.00 LU
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Instructors

  • William Davenport

    AIA

    Chief Executive Officer, DLR Group

    Griff Davenport, AIA, is Chief Executive Officer of DLR Group, an integrated design firm with more...
  • Michael Strogoff

    FAIA

    Managing Principal, Strogoff Consulting, Inc.

    As a managing principal of an architecture firm, a frequent speaker on practice management issues,...
  • Paul Westlake, Jr.

    AIA, FAIA

    Senior Principal and Global Sector Leader for Culture + Performing Arts, DLR Group

    Paul E. Westlake Jr., FAIA, is a Senior Principal and Global Sector Leader for Culture + Performing...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz