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A CEO's guide to the new challenges of M&A leadership

Succeeding at mergers and acquisition has never been easy. 50-75% of acquisitions actually destroy shareholder value.

  • May 01, 2002
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A CEO's guide to the new challenges of M&A leadership

Succeeding at mergers and acquisition has never been easy. 50-75% of acquisitions actually destroy shareholder value. There are five root causes of failure, and of the five, getting strategic rationale right is crucial. Being clear on the deal's strategic logic is critical both for pre- and post-merger activities. Indeed, failure to do so can trigger the four other causes of failure. Deal rationales lie on a continuum.

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