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Leadership in Mergers and Acquisitions
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Dr. Henrik Mann interviews Ms. Amy Cole, successful business mergers and acquisitions intermediary, about the leadership dynamics of getting owners and potential buyers of business to find a common mind in today's economy.
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Our Global Hope: About Amy Cole
Amy shares her background and how she became a business leader. She also shares some details about her entrepreneurial background, and how she is able to maintain the passion she has for her work.
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Our Global Hope: Mergers & Acquisitions
Amy explains the difference between mergers and acquisitions, and how business valuation can sometimes interfere with the process. Continuing on that topic, she describes some of the factors that can lead to a failure in mergers and acquisitions.
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Our Global Hope: Thinking Globally
Amy discusses some of the lessons she has learned about leadership during her time working in mergers and acquisitions. She also notes some of the global and cultural issues she’s observed as the word’s economy has changed.
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Our Global Hope: Looking Ahead to 2010
Any talks about some of the trends and positive signs she sees for the coming year, and has some advice for those looking to buy or sell a business.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Amy Cole
Amy Cole brings 22+ years of diversified marketing, sales and operational expertise to her role as an M&A Advisor at ABI. Ms. Cole assists business owners of privately-held companies with a variety of services including exit strategy planning, valuations, business sales, acquisitions and strategic marketing. With direct industry experience including manufacturing, distribution, business services, high tech, advertising & retail, Ms. Cole has led teams through multiple acquisitions, recapitalizations and IPOs. Her progressive background includes executive and senior advisory roles with venture start-ups, mid-market firms and global organizations as well as the ownership of her own consulting practice. Prior to joining ABI, Amy spent several years with Sunbelt Business Brokers, the largest network of highly trained intermediaries in the US, as well 2 N. California-based boutique M&A firms. Ms. Cole’s demonstrated success is shown by bringing hundreds of products to market, strategically positioning companies for growth, closing high volume sales deals and negotiating successful transactions for Buyers and Sellers. Ms. Cole holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in Business and Communications from Concordia College, MN. She is a California licensed Real Estate Broker and a recently elected board member of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) and a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)

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