PJ Neal

Thoughts from a more-than-occasional writer

The Role of the CEO in Mergers and Acquisitions [Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance]

The last 18 months will likely go down as one of the most disruptive – and likely most difficult – periods leaders will face in their careers.

Yet despite all the challenges this year, there are signs of an improving economy. Unemployment numbers are decreasing after a substantial increase earlier this year. Many companies are increasing output. And mergers and acquisitions are bouncing back – perhaps not surprisingly, given the number of companies which have become attractive targets as a result of a challenging operating environment.

In response to the increasing interest in M&A, we wanted to write to CEOs about their role in this, based on advice other CEOs have shared with us after having gone through the process themselves.

Read the full article, published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.