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.
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.
- 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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