NACD Advisory Council on Risk Oversight: M&A and Transaction Risk Oversight

In brief: As M&A deal volume in the U.S. reached a record high in 2015, a recent meeting of the NACD Advisory Council on Risk Oversight focused on the board’s oversight of M&A transactions. The discussion covered the following topics:

  • Engaging management about possible deals
  • Determining if a proposed deal advances company strategy
  • Identifying culture and talent risks
  • Measuring the success of a transaction
  • Establishing effective oversight processes

This brief includes a list of additional resources on M&A risk oversight from NACD and meeting co-hosts PwC and Sidley Austin.

This resource can help your board:

  • Understand the board’s role during an M&A transaction.
  • Identify questions to consider when evaluating potential deals.
  • Establish a process for determining transaction success.

Most relevant audiences: M&A committee members, risk committee members, audit committee members, general counsel