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365 Bloor St East, Toronto, ON, M4W3L4, www. Unauthorized distrbution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. We know surprisingly little about mergers and acquisitions, despite the buckets of ink spilled on the topic. In fact, our collective wisdom could be summed up in a few short sentences: acquirers usually pay too much. Friendly deals done using stock often perform well. CEOs fall in love with deals and don’t walk away when they should. Integration’s hard to pull off, but a few companies do it well consistently. Given that we’re in the midst of the biggest merger boom of all time, that collective wisdom seems inadequate, to say the least. A activity sponsored by Harvard Business School. A strategy and execution with a new rigor.
Our in-depth findings will emerge over the next year or two, in the form of various books, articles, and cases. Our work has already revealed something intriguing, however. The thousands of deals that academics, consultants, and businesspeople lump together as mergers and acquisitions actually represent very different strategic activities. Despite the massive number of books and articles published about mergers and acquisitions, no one has ever tried to link strategic intent to the implications for integration that result. It stands to reason that executives overseeing each of these activities face different challenges. If you acquire a company because your industry has excess capacity, you have to figure out quickly which plants to close and which people to lay off. I will turn now to the problems that arise in different types of acquisitions, which I will examine using the resources-processes-values framework. Resources refer to tangible and intangible assets, processes deal with activities that turn resources into goods and services, and values underpin decisions employees make and how they make them. Industries in this category include automotive, steel, and petrochemical. From the acquiring company’s point of view, the rationale for acquisition is the old law of the jungle: eat or be eaten.
This kind of deal makes strategic sense, when it can be pulled off. The acquirer closes the less competitive facilities, eliminates the less effective managers, and rationalizes administrative processes. The data for this analysis are from Securities Data Company. Target companies and acquirers were identified by a four-digit SIC code. When the acquisition was made by a division of a multibusiness company, the division’s SIC code identified the acquirer. Where the SIC code of an acquiring division was not identified, the deal was dropped. Decades of experience show us that it’s extraordinarily difficult to merge well-established, large companies that have deeply entrenched processes and values.
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