Date Added: Oct 2009
Research shows that most mergers and acquisitions fail to meet the expectations set for them. Despite the best intentions, deals often fall short when the time comes to begin translating carefully developed strategy into the right mix of people, process, and technology. However, smart buyers can take steps to improve their odds. Perhaps the most important is to ensure a fast-paced integration that makes early use of disciplined planning, a well coordinated launch, and a relentless focus on the key value drivers behind the deal.