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Mergers & Acquisitions Resources

Mergers and acquisitions are a key strategy lever in driving business growth.  Unlike organic growth strategies, the growth needle can move very quickly.  In one transaction, you can make significant gains in customer acquisition, market share penetration, talent acquisition, product/service diversification, technological capability, and financial capacity.  Unfortunately, only a minority of M&A transactions ever achieve their intended objectives. In this category we offer advice and information on how to “bolt on” or “tuck in” other companies into your growth model.

How to Navigate Business Collaborations

We often hear talk about mergers and acquisitions in the current economic environment. Minimal energy is spent talking about strategic alliances and collaborations. The truth is that there’s a wide continuum that business leaders can use when deciding how to work with another organization. Not every strategic partnership needs to end up in a joint

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  • When to Ally and When to Acquire

    Acquisitions and alliances are two pillars of growth strategy. But most businesses don’t treat the two as alternative mechanisms for attaining goals. Consequently, companies take over firms they should have collaborated with, and vice versa, and make a mess of both acquisitions and alliances. It’s easy to see why companies don’t weigh the relative merits […]

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  • How Political Ideology Can Impact the Success of M&As

    While M&A deals may be an appealing option in the new normal, they are also notoriously hard to pull off. Naturally, incompatibility in organizational culture can be a stumbling block for merging companies. Cultural differences may contribute to misunderstandings between the involved workforces, leading to us-versus-them conflicts and eventually attrition.

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  • The Consolidation Curve

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    Reading Excerpts

  • How The Mighty Fall by Jim Collins

      Five Stages of Decline: Hubris Born of Success Undisciplined Pursuit of More Denial of Risk and Peril Grasping for Salvation Capitulation to Irreverence or Death   “The concept of hubris is defined as excessive pride that brings down a hero, or alternatively, outrageous arrogance that inflicts suffering upon the innocent.”   Cycle of Arrogant […]

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