An article by Kaija Katariina Erkkilä and Ari J. Salonen featured in The Corporate Board magazine’s July/August 2015 issue.
A majority of merger and acquisition deals fail to deliver on their promised synergies. Why? A lack of systematic and seamless M&A governance and process from deal identification through integration is a major culprit. Yet these point to a larger M&A problem—failure of the board to ask tough questions, ensure a thorough, up-to-date merger process, and monitor progress from beginning to end.
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