Director Essentials: Strengthening Oversight of M&A: Executive Summary

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With merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continuing to shift the business landscape, directors can benefit from learning the size and scope of this trend and how it relates to their board responsibilities. Director Essentials: Strengthening Oversight of M&A summarizes current M&A trends and guides directors in considering M&A as a strategic option. It will help directors fulfill their roles throughout the M&A process, from strategy to integration. Aimed primarily at public company directors, this report is also useful for fiduciaries of nonprofits and privately owned companies.

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