Tom Marx, partner, Hart Marx Advisors will appear for the fifth straight year as a featured presenter at the 2017 University of the Aftermarket Heavy Duty Leadership program. Marx will provide industry leaders insight on consolidation within the heavy-duty and commercial vehicle aftermarket. Marx, an expert on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), will look at “Surviving and Thriving in a Consolidating World” on the campus of Northwood University in Midland, Mich,, during the July 9-13 program.
“I am excited to present vital information to this class comprised of future industry leaders on the ins and outs of M&A and how each of them can make a meaningful contribution to their company during an event like this,” says Marx. “My goal is to help participants so they can position themselves as thought-leaders to owners and managers within their company when inorganic growth becomes part of the company’s strategy.”
Marx’s session will examine the common consolidation scenarios young executives might face. He says 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 participants such as the next generation moving into leadership and the role of private equity (PE). He will also share market data on what has changed in recent M&A activity. The course provides an opportunity for heavy-duty leaders to participate in an interactive question and answer session.
Now in its sixth year, Heavy Duty Leadership is a cornerstone in the industry’s efforts to foster the development of a new generation of visionary executives who will help drive the heavy duty aftermarket to new levels. The program is an intense and intellectually challenging one-week residential executive development program designed for early- to mid-career management track heavy-duty professionals in all market segments.
Marx’s career in the automotive, performance and heavy-duty aftermarket spans more than 30 years, and includes more than 15 years delivering M&A services to clients. As a partner of Hart Marx 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, the company says.
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