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.
A checklist for the environment aspect of a successful M&A. Public acceptance, logistics, and other potential risks are key areas of focus when addressing the environment.
If you plan to do business across culture lines, you should evaluate the behavior of both sides of the transaction. How differences in behavior may impact your M&A deal.
A checklist to provide practical advice for a businessperson looking to work abroad. Using the M&A Synergies Framework, we dive into the checklist for communication.
Lenovo is an example of a successful cross-border M&A, as it displays each of the components of the M&A Synergies Framework.
With differences in accounting standards and valuation, the Lenovo-IBM PC merger required attention to both the accounting and finance aspects of the business.
Being aware of the public perception can help soften the blows of media opposition. How Lenovo’s relocation to the US helped overcome some of the environmental concerns of the merger.
Lenovo recognized that leadership and the decision-making processes of management would contribute to the success or failure of the merger.
Lenovo made adjustments that influenced the way meetings were organized and conducted, along with other changes, to ensure behavioral/cultural differences would have little impact on the merger.