Given the current capital and credit markets situation, you can be sure that strong companies will be looking to take advantage of the low valuation of some of their rivals. In the financial services industry, we’ve already seen significant consolidation on an accelerated timescale that is virtually without precedent. But other industries will see M&A activity as well. I recently interviewed and debated JV Kelly Group’s Managing Principal and CEO, Jim Kelly, on this very subject. In the discussion, we tackle how procurement can play a critical role in M&A, especially in light of today’s economic downturn and the credit crunch. You can register and listen to this podcast recording by clicking here. Since we both enjoyed the topic and found the direction of the discussion to be especially relevant to the market, we’re planning on expanding the conversation in an upcoming webinar on the same issue. You can register for this webinar taking place on Thursday, October 30th by following this link.
- Jason Busch