A. Merge the acquired company into your company. The result of this strategy will be one company containing the elements of both companies.
1) What are the pros and cons of this implementation strategy?
2) How will you know if the strategy is working?
B. Operate the acquired company as a separate business entity. The result of this strategy will be two separate companies under one senior management "umbrella" (the senior management team that is responsible for running both companies).
3) What are the pros and cons of this implementation strategy?
4) How will you know if the strategy is working?
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Pros and Cons of merger implementation strategy:
Despite the fact that senior executives invest substantial time and resources in evaluating the risks and potential gains of prospective merger and acquisition opportunities, many deals that are consummated fail to deliver the intended benefits. Too often, it becomes clear after the fact that differences in corporate culture or management style between the two firms "sabotaged" the attempt to combine the firms into a whole that is greater than the parts. Cultural due ...