Monday, January 24, 2011

Mergers - Analysis of how ICTs affect the successes and failures of outcomes

[mckinsey quarterly] With the number of mergers and acquisitions expected to rise over the next few years, many companies are looking for ways to improve their M&A skills—especially their ability to assess and integrate target companies successfully. We’ve all heard about deals where the stars seemed aligned but synergies remained elusive. In these cases, the acquirer and target may have had complementary strategies and finances, but the integration of technology and operations often proved difficult, usually because it didn’t receive adequate consideration during due diligence.

Understanding the strategic value of IT in M&A

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