Coming Together: Getting The Cultural Integration Right Following A Merger Or Acquisition Can Be Crucial For Success

Coming Together: Getting The Cultural Integration Right

by A.M. Best
David King arrives at M&A integration meetings with laminated sheets of paper. On each page is the rationale behind the merger or acquisition — the “deal thesis.” King, who advises companies on post-M&A integration, wants to make sure management teams keep their eye on the ball, so he hands each team member a copy of the deal thesis. […] Read more

M&A Beyond Borders: Opportunities And Risks

Figure 1 Attractiveness of regions as M&A destinations

by Marsh, Mercer, Kroll
Emerging market corporations are now more confident in their pursuit of M&A. Chinese, Indian and Russian companies have been prolific in venturing outside their domestic markets to do deals, demonstrating that they are well-managed, efficient and globally competitive. Many of them have recently had initial public offerings on stock exchanges – not so much to raise capital as to demonstrate greater transparency, dispel perceptions of reputational issues and effectively pave the way for future M&A deals. […] Read more

Mastering M&A communication: Helping employees to deal with the deal

by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc
Communication is essential when managing people issues during complex organizational change. Responsive people strategies help employees make personal transitions as the organization mobilizes for growth. Effective communication can guide employees to let go of the past and embrace the way forward, allowing the organization to realize the value of the deal sooner. […] Read more

Mastering M&A communication: Helping employees to deal with the deal

by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc
Communication is essential when managing people issues during complex organizational change. Responsive people strategies help employees make personal transitions as the organization mobilizes for growth. Effective communication can guide employees to let go of the past and embrace the way forward, allowing the organization to realize the value of the deal sooner. […] Read more

Mastering M&A communication: Helping employees to deal with the deal

by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc
Communication is essential when managing people issues during complex organizational change. Responsive people strategies help employees make personal transitions as the organization mobilizes for growth. Effective communication can guide employees to let go of the past and embrace the way forward, allowing the organization to realize the value of the deal sooner. […] Read more

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

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

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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