Achieving Post-Merger Success

A Stakeholder's Guide to Cultural Due Diligence, Assessment, and Integration

by J. Robert Carleton, Claude Lineberry

“The failure rate of mergers and acquisitions is unreasonable, unacceptable, and unnecessary,” say Claude S. Lineberry and J. Robert Carleton in this much-needed resource, which outlines their unique, proven, and practical process for increasing the success of mergers and acquisitions. Written for all those with a vested interest in the success of the deal—board of directors, executives, managers, employees, and shareholders—and based on years of research and real-world experience, Achieving Post-Merger Success is a down-to-earth guide that gives stakeholders the tools they need to
  • Profile and assess corporate cultures
  • Identify potential or actual culture clash barriers to a merger or acquisition
  • Determine what to do to avoid, minimize, and resolve culture clash
  • Plan for efficient and effective post-merger cultural integration of the two organizations

  • Wiley; July 2004
  • ISBN: 9780787972912
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Achieving Post-Merger Success
  • Author: J. Robert Carleton; Claude Lineberry
  • Imprint: Pfeiffer

About The Author

J. Robert Carleton is co-founder and senior partner of Vector Group, Inc. and a director of Vector Data Services and Vector Europe, Ltd. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience as both a manager and consultant.

Claude S. Lineberry is co-founder and senior partner of Vector Group, Inc. He has worked for more than thirty years on a wide range of organizational issues with a variety of clients around the world.