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JLG could draw interest as market heats up, industry sources say

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JLG could draw interest as market heats up, industry sources say

Editor's Note: This article was written by Mergermarket, the leading provider of forward-looking M&A intelligence and data to M&A professionals and corporates around the world. by Deborah Balshem in Fort Lauderdale JLG Architects, an employee-owned architecture firm based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, could lure strategic interest amid increasing consolidation, said three industry sources. The architecture and engineering (A&E) market is experiencing a shortage of talent, with more firms looking to acquire as a hiring strategy, explained Jamie Claire Kiser, director of consulting for Zweig Group, a management consulting firm focused on the A&E sector. Growing market stability and lower...

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Conference call: Dan Swift

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Conference call: Dan Swift

President and CEO of BSB Design (#87 Hot Firm for 2017), a 180-person architectural design and development firm based in Des Moines, Iowa. By Liisa Andreassen Correspondent “My advice is to get on it!” says Swift, referring to ownership transition. “Most firms run out of time and don’t spend enough of it on transition. It cannot be rushed because when that gets rushed, it can get ugly fast.” A conversation with Dan Swift. The Zweig Letter: Zweig Group research shows there has been a shift in business development strategies. More and more, technical staff, not marketing staff, are responsible for...

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Time is NOT on your side

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Time is NOT on your side

The last few weeks have been pretty rough. A nice young fellow who cleaned my antique cars was killed in a New Year’s Eve altercation with a gun-wielding criminal. Several of my friends and acquaintances, including one former student, are going through cancer treatments. A close friend of mine recently lost his wife to a sudden heart attack. Another friend’s husband – six years younger than me – is on life support and may well not make it due to the flu and pneumonia. Now that I have you cheered up, let me make my point: A lot of bad...

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Five-point improvement

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Five-point improvement

Successful business planning isn’t about having a crystal ball. It’s about a culture that discusses goals, actions, and results on an open and regular basis. The end of one year and the beginning of a new one is the season of preparation. We prepare to close out the year, report results, and then get ready to launch into a newer – and improved – version of the prior year. The business planning process can be a real headache to leaders of business units who don’t get to take a break to develop their plans while hitting various year-end deadlines. And,...

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Hiring a team player

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Hiring a team player

Talent and skill are essential, but keep a close eye on cultural fit if you want to avoid the mistake of bringing the wrong person on board. I was recently talking with a client who was agitated that she had just made a bad hire. It wasn’t that this new person was inexperienced or unskilled; he was smart and capable, like he’d been in the interview. But he was quickly proving to be a lousy teammate – ego-driven, secretive, selfish, and unproductively competitive. Great teams are built intentionally. People often think that the best teams come together by some combination...

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