Category - M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions – The Case for Culture

Posted on September 14, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

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 { }

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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Strategies for Shaping Culture Part 3

Strategies for Shaping Culture Part 3

Posted on June 8, 2017 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

In our prior two Strategies for Shaping Culture blogs we discussed three strategies that lay the foundation for shaping culture for future success and two strategies that accelerate it. This leaves the question of how to sustain changes to culture so that early attempts don’t fizzle out. This blog discusses six ways to support, embed […]

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Strategies for Shaping Culture Part 2

Strategies for Shaping Culture Part 2

Posted on June 1, 2017 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

In our previous blog, we talked about three strategies to start the process of shaping culture proactively to deliver strategy and goals. The first strategy, Create a Future Focus described the need to paint a picture of the future culture and how it will support long term success. The second strategy, Assess Your Culture, described […]

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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 { }

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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