Capitalize On Merger Chaos

Capitalize On Merger Chaos

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Grubb, Thomas M. | Lamb, Robert B. The Free Press, 2000
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Because there can only be one market leader at any one point in time, the vast majority of companies exist as part of a pack of also-rans. However, today’s record-breaking numbers of mergers and acquisitions, and the accompanying 80 percent failure rate, present organizations with an unprecedented wealth of new opportunities to break away from competitors and vault into a sustainable lead. By implementing the right combination of strategies, companies can simultaneously enhance their own strategic thrust and operational speed and successfully weaken the grasp of their competitors. Capitalize On Merger Chaos presents six effective strategies for profiting from the chaos, distractions, and financial failures competitors experience when undergoing the typical merger or acquisition situation. It also provides critical guidelines for preplanning and precision execution for those companies that must undertake mergers, acquisitions, or merger alternatives. And, it analyzes the winning strategies at such firms as Cisco Systems, AT&T, GE, Dell, and Daimler-Chrysler, as well as the stunning failures of Compaq, Coca-Cola, Boeing, and Union Pacific.