One reason mergers fail us due to the lack of compatibility between the two cultures. Some companies realize the deal is good financially but understand the risk of different management styles, processes and strengths can be a challenge.
How do you suggest two companies handle the difference? Is culture such a huge factor in success that you would suggest ending the discussion around M&A? Or, would you suggest working with key personnel to construct specific terms and conditions for culture post M&A and take the risk?