Monday, June 16, 2008

Why mergers fail, and how facilitation of change processes can help

A system approach on mergers & acquisitions
by Holger Nauheimer and Rik Berbé
Change Facilitation s.r.o.

Research shows that 70-80% of mergers fail. They do not pay off in terms of returns on investment and even show less healthy performance after the organisations are integrated. Of course, there is not one cause for failure. Merging companies is a complex and mostly unpredictable process. People who think mergers and acquisitions are about making cutting costs and simplifying structures, please read further. Read more...

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