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The Wall Street Journal

Some CEOs Survive Mergers as Acquirers Look to Retain Top Talent

Some CEOs Survive Mergers as Acquirers Look to Retain Top Talent

  • September 27, 2016
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The Wall Street Journal

Some CEOs Survive Mergers as Acquirers Look to Retain Top Talent

More US businesses are bolstering efforts to retain top executives of acquired concerns because unwanted exits can doom a takeover. Compared with a decade ago, it is more common for leaders at acquiring companies to get to know a target's management on their turf, says Laura Miles, who runs the global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Bain & Company. The outreach shows "you want to retain the best talent," she said.

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