Acquisitions – Myths and Realities


Some acquisitions work; some don’t. Even as the merger wave continues unabated, managers and commentators disagree about its value — both to shareholders and to the long-term health of the acquiring firms. These authors explore several myths that now dominate the debate over what makes for a successful acquisition. They argue that the acquisition process itself is a critical factor in the deal’s ultimate fate.
Source: Philippe C. Haspeslagh, David B. Jemison, Sloan Management Review, Winter 1987
Subject: Article Summaries
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