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HR Rises To The Challenge: Unlocking The Value Of M&A

HR Rises To The Challenge: Unlocking The Value Of M&A

by Towers Perrin
With mergers and acquisitions reemerging as a key business strategy for many organizations, the billion-dollar question is whether the next wave of deals will prove more successful than many of those struck during the late 1990s. Towers Perrin research suggests the answer will be yes for many organizations, thanks in part to some hard lessons learned about the critical people issues involved in integrating businesses successfully. […] Read more

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Due Diligence Under Sarbanes-Oxley

Due Diligence Under Sarbanes-Oxley

by Towers Perrin
M&A due diligence has always been a good business practice. But in the wake of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, it is now essential. In an effort to restore public confidence in the capital markets and the accounting profession, which were shaken by the collapse of a number of well-regarded companies, U.S. President George Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. […] Read more

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The Role Of Human Capital In M&A

The Role Of Human Capital In M&A

by Towers Perrin
European merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions are surprisingly successful: over 70% of respondents report their M&A deals achieved targeted objectives. New desk research into 50 large mergers and acquisitions in Europe backs-up the respondents’ claims. In 45% of the deals the share price of the merged company outperformed the rest of its sector in the following year. […] Read more

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From Pre-Deal To All Systems Go: Eight Practical IT Integration Imperatives To Help Drive M&A Success

From Pre-Deal To All Systems Go: Eight Practical IT Integration Imperatives To Help Drive M&A Success

by Accenture
In spite of a softer economy and a changing business landscape, mergers and acquisitions remain a vital part of many companies’ overall strategies to attain and maintain competitive advantage. But even in the best of economic times, merger and acquisition (M&A) execution is a challenge. Statistics have shown that anywhere from 40 percent to 60 percent of M&As either fail outright or fall well short of the value they’re expected to bring. Improving the financial return for M&As, even incrementally, offers a huge potential value. […] Read more

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