Beyond the Deal: The Importance of People Strategies in a Merger & Acquisition

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In today’s competitive business world, many organizations are choosing to focus their growth strategy through mergers and acquisitions. The value proposition for leaders is that by joining forces with another organization, growth can be more exponential and accelerated when compared with attempting to expand organically. When an organization is considering a potential merger or acquisition, … Read more

Avoiding the acquisition curse


Summary Surveys show that, in average, mergers and acquisitions destroy value. Highly publicized successes are not sufficient to compensate for disastrous operations. Yet, it is relatively easy to set the rules of good acquisition practices. M&A professionals know them well, but seem to keep breaking the rules: make acquisitions beyond the scope of their strategy, … Read more


“Someday, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads “Information”; for in most cases, the information is more valuable than the hardware or software which processes it.” Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, US Navy (Ret) As the economy goes digital (and global), competitive advantage is increasingly synonymous with information. More and … Read more

The Initiation of an M&A Program

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M&A programs are crucial for an enterprise. Many M&A actually fail because of inappropriate preparation. They are an economic adventure but also a human adventure, in which each member of the enterprise has a part to play. CEO Worldwide offers enterprises (which are willing to succeed) the experience of top managers, who have already succeeded … Read more

The 3 major temporal blocks of an acquisition

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Alberto Elli looks where the resources are concentrated during the three major temporal blocks of an acquisition After so many years of being involved in business development, I think one of the most critical moment in an acquisition is the integration phase, when there are great chances to destroy shareholders’ value. Let’s see where the … Read more