Many cultural differences are manageable but require an awareness and attention in addressing the problems that could lead to failed mergers. Use the M&A Polar Grid Template to evaluate where your M&A stands.
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Greg Burton describes his Mergers and Acquisitions Framework; discussing cultural differences and how they impact M&As, like Microsoft and Nokia.
Differences in accounting practices, especially revenue recognition, created a disconnect between HP and Autonomy. This led to a massive write down on HP’s books and eventually the sale of Autonomy.
The differences in financial reports and even the culture of Nokia’s company may have contributed to the poor acquisition.
Thinking of acquiring a business either internationally or domestically? Here is a user-friendly checklist of key questions to consider when evaluating the target’s finance and accounting departments.
With differences in accounting standards and valuation, the Lenovo-IBM PC merger required attention to both the accounting and finance aspects of the business.
Differences in accounting practices and basic financial reporting can have large effects on the merger. Considering the impact such changes will have could save the company millions.
Applying the Mergers and Acquisitions Synergies Framework to the HP-Autonomy shows the cultural missteps that resulted in a failed merger.
This series uses the Mergers and Acquisitions Synergies Framework to explore the careful way Lenovo managed cultural integration with IBM to become a world leader in computer sales.
Suggestions to improve strategic vision include getting in the know on both company specific information and general world happenings, spending time with a variety of people, and embracing unconventional ideas.
Differences in management lead to a large disconnect between the HP employees and the Autonomy employees.
Working in England sounds easy right? You speak the language—they have those charming accents. Where’s the difficulty? Jonathan Young explains how moving to England is more of an adjustment than…