Post-Merger Integration

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What is Post-Merger Integration? Meaning.

Post-Merger Integration became a popular management term in the 1990s as it became increasingly clear that while signing off M&A deals was easy, making them work was much more difficult.

Merger failures usually revolve around people issues -- loss of key staff, culture clash, fear-uncertainty-doubt, and last but not least, poor communication and interaction between employees of the merging organizations.

This knowledge center revolves around managing integration issues AFTER a merger or acquisition has taken place. Please refer to Acquisition Integration Approaches for more information about PREPARING a merger or acquisition at the strategic level.

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Culture Clashes in M&A
Many studies report that up to 80% of M&A are failing to create value and this is mainly due to culture clashes during the integration phase. Some authors have suggested that like financial and oper...
🔥 NEW Tools and Ideas for Post-Merger Reorganization
Thousands of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are taking place every year globally. However, as we all know, many, if not most, M&As are not successful. Have you ever wondered what sets a successful M...
2 Perspectives on Post-acquisition Integration
One can distinguish two perspectives when discussing acquisition integration: 1. Organizational Behavior Perspective towards Post-acquisition Integration (also called: 'Human Integration Perspective'...
What HRM Theories are used in M&A?
What theories of HRM are usually applied in mergers and acquisitions? How about configuration and contingency approaches? Thanks for your suggestions......

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Focus Areas after a Merger for Leaders

Post-merger Integration, M&A, Strategy
In McKinsey Quarterly 2006/4 is an article on the art of postmerger leadership. McKinsey mention 5 challenges for postme...

Principles for Successful M&A integration

Post-Merger Integration
1. Use a personal touch: One of the most important elements of a successful M&A integration is clear and consistent comm...

The Drivers of Merger Success

M&A Success Factors, Merger Success Factors
Many mergers fail. Everybody knows that. Marc J. Epstein thinks there are seven determinants of merger success: 1. stra...

The Relation Between “Organizational Fit” and Post-acquisition Integration Performance

M&A Strategy, Post-merger Integration
The term “Organizational Fit” is an important aspect when considering the post-acquisition integration performance. The ...

Guidelines for a Smooth Post Merger Integration

Integrating an Acquisition
In the article "The Ten Commandments Of Integrating an Acquisition" by Jess Varughese and Peter Bond (USBanker, July 200...
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Best Practices of Merger and Acquisition Integration

Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategy, M&A, Integration
Large presentation on Merger and Acquisition Strategy and Implementation 1. Introduction 2. Counter-Intuitive Moves 3...

Strategic Dynamics of Acquisition Integration

Integration Process, Integration Framework
Paper by Robert A. Burgelman and Webb McKinney introduces a conceptual framework that decomposes the overall acquisition...

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