Making One Plus One Equal Three in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances
If 75 percent of all mergers fail, what makes the other 25percent succeed?
Mergers, acquisitions, and alliances are more vital today thanever before in driving business success. This indispensible guideoffers proven strategies and sound solutions to the multitude ofintegration issues that inevitably arise, and shows how to create acombined business that meets its strategic and financialobjectives, competes better, and offers personal and organizationalenhancements. Dubbed "merger mavens" by Fortune magazine, theauthors report lessons learned from their experience in over 100combinations. Executives, managers, and employees alikein allindustries and sectorswill find useful examples, strategies,and tools here.
Praise for Joining Forces
"This book will help both M&A veterans and those new to thegame. The authorsprovide great insights into the human, cultural,organizational, and strategic factors that matter in M&Asuccess."Richard Kovacevich, chairman and CEO emeritus, WellsFargo & Co.
"Don't commit to the merger or acquisition without them! I havepersonally witnessed how hard it is on everyoneemployees,shareholders, communities, and especially executivesto workthrough an improperly managed merger. I have known Marks and Mirvisfor almost twenty-five years and the only mistake our organizationmade was that we did not consult them soon enough. Their new bookreflects unequalled experience and intellect. Don't merge, acquire,or be acquired without it!"Michael R. Losey, CEO (emeritus),Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
"Joining Forces is a terrific resource for managers who want tounderstand thehuman dynamics of mergers and acquisitions, and amust-read for those who have to lead their companies through one.It is based on the latest research and providespractical insightsand advice from authors who know M&A inside out." EdwardE. Lawler III, Distinguished Professor of Business, Marshall SchoolofBusiness, University of Southern California
368 pages; ISBN 9780470651261
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Title: Joining Forces
Author: Mitchell Lee Marks; Philip H. Mirvis