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The Art of M&A Strategy: A Guide to Building Your Company’s Future through Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures by Alexandra Lajoux, Kenneth Smith

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APPENDIX II.4NACD Guidance on the Board’s Role in M&A and Strategy

Topic:

The Board’s Role in M&A

Summary:

This memo provides guidance to board members with respect to M&A (buying, selling, or merging with another company).

GOVERNANCE PRINCIPLES

Principle IV: Board Accountability and Objectivity: Governance structures and practices should be designed to ensure the accountability of the board to shareholders and the objectivity of board decisions.

Principle VII: Attention to Information, Agenda and Strategy: Governance structures and practices should be designed to support the board in determining its own priorities, resultant agenda, and information needs and to assist the board in focusing on strategy (and associated risks).

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