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Post-Deal Integration

Satu Teerikangas and Richard J. Joseph

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199601462
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743320 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.003.0014
Post-Deal Integration

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Despite over a century of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience, managing the post-deal integration phase remains a key hurdle and major challenge in making M&A perform according to expectations. This chapter provides a review of the state of the art of the academic literature on M&A integration. It starts with an overview of the progress of the field starting from the 1960s; before discussing factors identified as critical for integration success and to exploring the effect of integration on M&A performance. To set the findings in a practical context it provides an illustrative case of a recent university merger. Conclusions, trends, and future research directions end the chapter.

Keywords: post-deal integration; M&A integration; M&A performance; university mergers

Chapter.  15210 words. 

Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services

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