July 11, 2013 admin

Tom Marx to Help Students in Heavy Duty Leadership Course “Survive and Thrive” Company M&A Activities

July 11, 2013

Will speak July 24 at Northwood campus in Michigan for University of the Aftermarket program

San Rafael, CA – Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors will address “Surviving and Thriving During a Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture or Other Change in Ownership” on Wednesday, July 24 at the Northwood University campus in Midland, Mich. His presentation is part of the University of the Aftermarket’s weeklong Heavy Duty Leadership educational conference.

In a 2003 article in Entrepreneur Magazine, Nevada Brake was acknowledged for its installation of software that allowed the company to trim 10 percent of the company’s logistical outlay and optimize the customers’ buying experience.

“Mergers, acquisitions or any change in ownership are a frequent reality within companies today,” explained Marx, “and most employees will experience this scenario at some point in his or her career. My goal is to supply heavy duty industry leaders with real world, practical advice on how to both survive and thrive during any type of ownership change.”

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

Heavy Duty Leadership was created to foster the development of the next generation of heavy duty aftermarket leaders. For additional information regarding the program, visit www.universityoftheaftermarket.com.

Marx has over 12 years of experience delivering M&A services and access to a 25-plus year network of relationships in the automotive 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 maximize return on investment and supports mergers that bring together synergistic organizations. He is the author of the book Marketing Sucks! (and Sales, Too!), writes monthly e-newsletters, speaks on M&A and marketing and is an active member of SEMA, AAIA, AASA, ACC, APRA, HDMA and CAWA.

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.