The value killers : how mergers and acquisitions cost companies billions - and how to prevent it / by Nuno Fernandes
By: Fernandes, Nuno.Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019Description: xviii, 88 p. ; electronic resource.ISBN: 9783030122157.Subject(s): Mergers and acquisitions | Takeovers and mergers | Valuation | StrategyOnline resources: Download as an eBook
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Don't rely on investment banks for valuation -- Avoid "strategic" deals -- Link the before and after -- Think like a financial investor -- Move fast and communicate transparently -- Closing the deal, but at what price?
Advises that 60 to 70 per cent of new mergers will fail and destroy shareholder value. Uses research, interviews with top executives and case studies to identify the key causes of failures and successes and offers strategies to increase the odds of success. Includes questions for executives considering M&As to help them see whether they are on the right track.