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The Art of M&A Strategy : A Guide to Building Your Company's Future through Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
Experts in the field of M&A, Smith and Lajoux demystify this otherwise complex subject by taking you through the types of M&A strategy and the key steps to successful M&A strategy development and implementation. The Art of M&A Strategy is conveniently organized into three sections:
* Part I presents a range of possible corporate strategy situations and provides the role and rationale for M&A in each, such as building and managing a portfolio, participating in industry consolidation, spurring corporate growth, and using acquisitions to create "real options."
* Part II outlines how to determine the role of M&A in your strategy--taking into consideration industry context, competitive imperatives, and strategy options--and explains how to find and screen partners, decide whether to buy or sell, and engage the board of directors in M&A decisions.
* Part III covers M&A as a sustained corporate program, particularly in the context of international growth, outlining the most strategic aspects of post-merger integration, describing how to use advisors throughout the process, and examining core competencies required for successful M&A programs.
The authors illuminate the purpose and process of applying M&A with real-world success stories involving Cisco, GE, Google, and many other companies that have leveraged M&A for strategic success. Use The Art of M&A Strategy to create a powerful strategy position for success in today's changing business environment and to seize and hold competitive advantage.
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McGraw-Hill Companies, The
December 20, 2011
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