Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources from the Carlson Executive MBA Program

Short guide to M&A

“The first rule of mergers is that there is absolutely no such thing as a merger of equals; one of you is always the big kid on the block.” 0. Integration begins with due diligence. 1. Move fast to resolve difficult problems, irrespective of whether the solution is perfect or not. 2. Alignment, support and participation from management as part of integration plan. 3. Assign a single point of contact as integration leader who is full time dedicated to the integration. 4. Avoid and squash rumors by straightforward and frequent communication. Source: Book titled “The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions – Process Tools to Support M&A Integration at Every Level”