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M&A expert will address University of the Aftermarket leadership program

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors, will share his expertise on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at the 2015 University of the Aftermarket Heavy Duty Leadership program on July 14 on the campus of Northwood University in Midland, Mich.

Marx’s presentation is entitled, “Surviving and Thriving During a Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture or Other Change in Ownership.”

A lot of employees in the heavy duty industry are familiar with mergers and acquisitions, but have never actually experienced this event during their career, according to Marx.

“My session will tell students that this phenomenon is likely to occur sooner rather than later. To help them prepare, I will provide practical information on how each of them can have a positive impact during an ownership change," he says.

Marx’s session will examine the common consolidation scenarios students may face. This includes the sale of a company, divestiture of a business unit, an acquisition or a merger. He will also discuss different events that could impact students such as the next generation moving into leadership and the role of private equity (PE).

He will provide students with strategies on how they can be their best during a merger or acquisition. He will also provide advice on managing employees during this type of transition and how to contribute to make sure the deal is a success.

Now in its fourth year, Heavy Duty Leadership is open to any early- to mid-career management-track professional in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. The program’s curriculum is designed to foster the development of the next generation of heavy-duty parts distribution, manufacturing, service, association and fleet management professionals. To learn more, visit www.universityoftheaftermarket.com.

Marx has nearly 15 years of experience delivering M&A services and access to a 30-plus year network of relationships in the automotive, performance and heavy duty aftermarkets. As CEO of Marx Group Advisors, Marx advises buyers on maximizing the value from their transactions. He also supports companies with integration strategies that improve return on investment and supports mergers that bring together synergistic organizations.

Marx Group Advisors assists automotive, commercial vehicle and heavy duty aftermarket companies with strategic consulting services for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as with capital formation for private equity placements. The company is engaged in all channels of the industry, including manufacturing, warehouse distribution, program groups, jobbers and service and repair chains.

For more information on Marx Group Advisors, phone 415-453-0844 or visit www.marxgroupadvisors.com.

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