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Mergers and Acquisitions - The Directors' View
Company Director (2002)
  • Mark E Pickering
Abstract
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be an extremely valuable tool to transform organisations and to accelerate growth strategies. However, poorly conceived and implemented acquisitions can result in significant distraction, substantial financial write-offs and, in extreme cases, put the acquirer’s future in jeopardy. Directors play an important role in the M&A decision process and should delve into key components of proposed acquisitions to improve M&A outcomes.
Keywords
  • mergers,
  • acquisitions,
  • directors,
  • M&A,
  • risks,
  • decisions,
  • integration,
  • failure,
  • performance,
  • control
Publication Date
December, 2002
Citation Information
Mark E Pickering. "Mergers and Acquisitions - The Directors' View" Company Director Vol. 18 Iss. 11 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_pickering/9/