The Top 10 M&A Fallacies and Self-Deceptions

Imagine that you have just concluded a major merger or acquisition.  Having crossed off every item on your due diligence checklist, you expect that a year from now this newly created company will be the leader in its industry, with significant growth in revenue and higher profit levels. Then flash forward one year.  The company’s performance is below expectations and Wall Street analysts are questioning your firm’s strategy, the wisdom of the deal, and the prospects for your stock. This story is repeated again and again after mergers and acquisitions.  What goes wrong?  Often, a common set o.....
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