PE-CXO’s X-Factor interviews cast a spotlight on proven private equity-backed executives and the tools and tactics they leverage to create enterprise value across a variety of business challenges. Falcon partner Rob Huxtable recently sat down with PE-backed CEO Tom Walzer, who shares the Six Pillars of M&A Success that must be achieved before a transaction takes place: (1) Strategy; (2) Arbitrage; (3) Synergy; (4) White Space; (5) New Product Development; and (6) Future M&A Opportunities. Below are highlights from that discussion.  

Executive: Tom Walzer is CEO of Saco Foods, which he helped recapitalize into a PE-backed company. Tom is a proven executive with a unique background as both a senior executive of Fortune 500 companies and a successful owner-operator of multiple private companies 

Challenge: Harnessing the power of acquisition, arbitrage, synergies, and organic growth in your M&A strategy. 

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