Achieving An M&A?s Strategic Goals At Maximum Speed For Maximum Value

Over the last 20 years, mergers and acquisitions activity has been one of the chief methods for organizational growth. But some of the all-too-common negative consequences of mergers and acquisitions are: billions of dollars of shareholder wealth disappears when the integration process fails, stockholders desert when the claims of ??synergy gains?? that used to justify complex mergers fail to materialize, ??Together, we will be stronger??, and an attractive acquisition becomes a ??spin off??, sold for a fraction of its original cost.

Provided by: Bain & Company Topic: Date Added: Jan 2003 Format: PDF

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