Category - M&A


Acquisition Integration Strategies Part 1

Posted on December 3, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

This blog is a chapter from my doctoral dissertation which was published in 2002. My research studied the integration of two firms involved in a joint-venture buyout, specifically Sprint Corporation’s buyout of the PCS business from its cable partners. It is important to note that PCS had operated as an independent company with no active […]

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Mergers & Acquisitions – The Case for Culture

Posted on September 14, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

In 2015 a global Fortune 100 company asked us to conduct research to determine if including culture in merger and acquisition due diligence and integration activities would be a worthwhile investment. Interviews were conducted with seven of its leaders involved in both large and small acquisitions in five regions of the world. We probed to […]

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The Importance Of Corporate Culture

The Importance Of Culture In M&A

Posted on June 8, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Failure to address corporate culture is the key barrier in up to 85 percent of failed M&A transactions. Similarly, more than half of the respondents in a recent survey by IntraLinks said that corporate culture is the most important factor leading to deal success. These examples demonstrate that problems arise when two companies merge but […]

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Increase Effectiveness of M&A Integration

Increase Effectiveness of M&A Integration

Posted on May 23, 2017 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Statistically speaking, more than half of all mergers lose value for their combined companies. We will let MBAs ruminate on their case studies because we know the reason why so many mergers are not as successful as they should be; there is a culture clash. According to a study by Marsh Mercer Kroll, 50% of […]

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