What has been your most memorable M&A experience?

If you can think of one, I’m hoping you will contribute to my “Dealmakers’ Guide to Humans” project.


I am writing a practical book about how to improve the personal experiences of business leaders and employees going through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other scenarios where businesses are joined together or taken apart. My underlying hypothesis is that where organisations invest to improve the experiences people have whilst working on and living through deals, they also will directly improve deal outcomes.

A crucial step in this project is to collect the views and experiences of people who have been impacted in some way by organisations going through this type of significant change.

  •  I would love to have your input via a ten minute, anonymous survey. You can reach it using this link directly https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IAIDGH2 or if you’d prefer, just copy and paste the link into your browser.
  • And if any of you have a story to tell and a spare thirty minutes to share your experience in an interview, please connect with me via LinkedIn and we’ll set up a call.

To receive a copy of the research report go to http://iselyassociates.com.au/insights/research/ where you can register your interest. We’ll send you a copy as soon as it is available.

Finally, I’m looking for 5-8 people to be on my global reference panel in support of this work. It should be a bit of fun; no doubt we all will learn things; and (all being well) there will be a signed book for you at the end of a satisfying collaboration. Please apply for a spot by sending your contact details to [email protected] and we’ll be in touch to work out the way ahead.

Thanks in advance for your support!