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The Urge to Merge: Accounting Firm Mergers
InTheBlack (2007)
  • Mark E Pickering
Abstract
The article focuses on the significance of merger and acquisitions for accounting firms in Australia. According to the author, the expected benefits of mergers include geographic expansions, gaining scale, adding new services, gaining access to capabilities and addressing issues in one or both firms. It is stated that the possibilities of a successful merger can be developed through merger benefit adjustments, merger-fit and integration approach.
Keywords
  • accounting firms,
  • mergers,
  • acquisitions,
  • M&A,
  • professional service firms,
  • strategy,
  • culture,
  • strategic fit,
  • cultural fit,
  • benefits,
  • synergies
Publication Date
March, 2007
Citation Information
Mark E Pickering. "The Urge to Merge: Accounting Firm Mergers" InTheBlack Vol. 77 Iss. 2 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_pickering/11/