HP and Autonomy give a great example to the importance of understanding synergies when making a cross-border deal.
The environment, specifically the perception of the public, lead to negative media coverage and concerned shareholders.
Applying the Mergers and Acquisitions Synergies Framework to the HP-Autonomy shows the cultural missteps that resulted in a failed merger.
Had Microsoft recognized the differences in the synergies between the company, the acquisition of Nokia would have resulted in a more profitable exchange for both parties.
Finland was proud of their homegrown company, Nokia. Microsoft did little to alleviate the Finns’ concerns and the acquisition suffered.
Meet Veasna Neang, a Cambodian educated in the United States, who developed his career in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. He tells us why a student would rather unzip his…
An introduction into Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia that soon became one of the worst acquisitions in the history of M&A.
Lenovo is an example of a successful cross-border M&A, as it displays each of the components of the M&A Synergies Framework.
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.
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.