Come Together: Surviving — And Thriving — After A Merger

Figure 1 What it takes to succeed

by KPMG Boxwood
Businesses merge for many different reasons. Whether it be to increase market share, diversify into different markets, acquire new capabilities, achieve greater scale, reduce costs, respond to changing market dynamics, or purely and simply survival, mergers are usually driven by a strong and compelling rationale. […] Read more

Approach To The Issues Of Leadership In The Processes Of Companies’ Acquisitions

Table 2 Approach to the issues of leadership in the process of acquisition in the examined pharmaceutical companies

by Elsevier Ltd.
This paper presents the results of the research concerning five transactions in the pharmaceutical sector. The research aim was to diagnose an approach to the issues of leadership, which in the literature is often treated as a key success factor in the processes of acquisitions. The research showed that in the analyzed pharmaceutical companies which participated in the research little attention was paid to the issues of leadership. […] Read more

Merger Integration: A Survival Guide For HR Executives

by Accenture
Merger integration programs pose demands on the HR team collectively and on HR executives individually that are typically tough and sometimes unreasonable. It is the unavoidable result of the dual pressures of simultaneously having to provide business support to help get right the myriad “people decisions” in the merger, and having to deliver significant synergies by combining and streamlining the HR functions of the two merging companies. […] Read more

Merger Integration: A Survival Guide For HR Executives

by Accenture
Merger integration programs pose demands on the HR team collectively and on HR executives individually that are typically tough and sometimes unreasonable. It is the unavoidable result of the dual pressures of simultaneously having to provide business support to help get right the myriad “people decisions” in the merger, and having to deliver significant synergies by combining and streamlining the HR functions of the two merging companies. […] Read more

Merger Integration: A Survival Guide For HR Executives

by Accenture
Merger integration programs pose demands on the HR team collectively and on HR executives individually that are typically tough and sometimes unreasonable. It is the unavoidable result of the dual pressures of simultaneously having to provide business support to help get right the myriad “people decisions” in the merger, and having to deliver significant synergies by combining and streamlining the HR functions of the two merging companies. […] Read more

Growth Through M&A: Promise And Reality

Figure 1 Breakdown of M&A deals

by Deloitte
It isn’t unusual for a company pursuing a merger or acquisition to express high hopes that the deal will be a growth engine. The intention, quite reasonably, is that the resulting combination of products, people and pipelines will take the business to new heights. Then reality sets in. The combined business has to deal with a presence in multiple markets, a larger and more diverse customer base, a more complex product and services portfolio, and a high level of people and operational complexity. […] Read more

IT As A Driver Of M&A Success

It As A Driver Of M&A Success

by Ernst & Young
Businesses today are under more pressure than ever to deliver value to stakeholders, particularly when undertaking bold initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions or asset disposals. This is true not only for corporate acquirers but also for private equity (PE) firms, whose strategy is leaning toward add‐on acquisitions as a means of growing their portfolio companies. […] Read more

Make Or Break: The Critical Role Of IT In Post-Merger Integration

by A.T. Kearney
A gradual recovery in the stock and credit markets is spurring some stable, cash-rich companies out of their defensive positions and back into mergers and acquisitions. But unlike past M&A environments, there is less margin for error today as analysts and industry experts are expecting strong, consistent results in ever-shorter timeframes. […] Read more

Make Or Break: The Critical Role Of IT In Post-Merger Integration

by A.T. Kearney
A gradual recovery in the stock and credit markets is spurring some stable, cash-rich companies out of their defensive positions and back into mergers and acquisitions. But unlike past M&A environments, there is less margin for error today as analysts and industry experts are expecting strong, consistent results in ever-shorter timeframes. […] Read more

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