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Merger & Acquisition Alignment



Mergers & Acquisitions 2+2=3

2+2=3 was the title of an article by David Warsh where he quoted the Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter (he of the five box competitive advantage model). Porter had conducted research into M&As and found that in most cases they decreased shareholder value.

In a report by KPMG they concluded that over half of M&As had destroyed shareholder value, fewer than one in six increased it, and a further third had made no discernible difference."

It is our belief that cultural differences play a huge part in the difficulties faced by organisations involved in M&A activity and that this can be overcome by separate cultural assessments and a consolidated action plan.


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