Publications in the M&A environment

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Merger Integration: Delivering On The Promise

Merger Integration: Delivering On The Promise

by Booz•Allen & Hamilton
From airlines to automobiles to advertising, the urge to merge has escalated steadily over the past decade. In 2000 alone there were 9,472 merger and acquisition transactions in the United States — a new record. Although this rush to the altar may have been grounded in solid synergistic potential, all too many of these marriages quickly faltered. […] Read more

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What’s The Deal? A Tailored Approach To Post-Merger Integration

What’s The Deal? A Tailored Approach To Post-Merger Integration

by Accenture
Last year witnessed the greatest rush of merger and acquisition activity in history. The number of deals averaged 200 per week, the highest ever. The total dollar value of mergers reached $2.5 trillion, more than double the previous record. The year contained a high number of heavyweight matches, producing the seven largest deals in history, including Exxon-Mobil, Travelers-Citicorp, and others that left the mouths of spectators agape. […] Read more

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Using The Performance Prism To Boost The Success of Mergers & Acquisitions

Using The Performance Prism To Boost The Success of Mergers & Acquisitions

by Accenture
According to a long parade of authoritative studies, mergers and acquisitions have no better than a 50-50 chance of creating value for the acquirer. Mergers go sour for many reasons: poor strategic concepts, personality problems at the top, cultural differences, poor employee morale and incompatible information systems. But the most ubiquitous cause is the failure by management to successfully integrate the two entities. […] Read more

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When To Think Alliance

When To Think Alliance

by McKinsey & Company
In some circumstances, the market seems to reward alliances more richly than mergers and acquisitions. Maybe it knows something that many managers don’t.
Rarely does a day pass when the front pages of the world’s financial publications don’t trumpet the latest corporate alliance. […] Read more

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Achieving Post-Merger Integration

Achieving Post-Merger Integration

by Towers Perrin
What does it take to ensure a smooth transition following a merger or an acquisition? A survey of UK insurers reveals the capabilities needed for successful integration. What are the key requirements for successful integration following a merger or an acquisition? […] Read more

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Unlocking Shareholder Value: The Keys To Success

Unlocking Shareholder Value: The Keys To Success

by KPMG
This report presents the findings of KPMG’s most recent survey into the issues surrounding M&A integration. The survey sets out to be different. Rather than looking predictably at the reasons for failure, it emphasises what successful companies are doing right to unlock value from their deals. […] Read more

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