Are Your Acquisitions Creating Complexity?

Are Your Acquisitions Creating Complexity?

05.25.10

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Ron Ashkenas' blog post on Harvard Business Review

Have you ever worked for a company that's acquired another, or that's been acquired? Given the worldwide volume of M&A activity, most managers would answer "yes" to that question. In 2009 alone, despite the recession and the credit crunch, 5,800 deals were announced, worth $2.3 trillion — and that was the lowest volume of M&A activity since 2004! Volume in 2010 is already significantly higher, with predictions that by the end of the year it will rise over 30%. Just in the last few weeks deals were ... Download PDF


http://blogs.hbr.org/ashkenas/2010/05/are-your-acquisitions-creating.html

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