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As part of the Accenture Management Consulting podcast series, Tom Herd, North America lead for mergers and acquisitions within Accenture’s Strategy group argues that the most challenging phase of a merger or acquisition is the merger integration phase.
According to Herd, studies show that three-quarters of mergers/acquisitions actually destroy value, so it is vital to learn from that minority of companies that consistently get mergers right. To do this is not rocket science, but it does require getting the basics right:
Download Video Podcast [MP4, 11.5MB] [Running time 9:06]
Download Audio Podcast [MP3, 8.05MB] [Running time 8:48]
November 22, 2010
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