Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:59 pm Post subject: Mergers and Acquistions
does anyone know much about completing a successful merger or acquistion?
From what I understand if company x merged with company y and company y was already performing exceptionally well then company x would be better off leaving company y and not removing staff or changing management structure unless if certain sections / divisions overlapped.
Would be interested to see what others have to say about this.
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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:03 pm Post subject:
If company A "has implemented ITIL and company B has mature IT service management then stick with B.
While I'm sure that reality means various prejudices and misconceptions will prevail, the sensible approach is to start by defining where you want to get to and then mapping out the route, using elements of the two companies' present systems as appropriate and designing anew where better.
It is even possible that the less well performing company has the system more suited to the merged company (because for example, it is more flexible in its approach, whereas the high-performing organization may well have a rigid system that was finely tuned to their previous situation.
To put it simply, the criteria you suggest ought very much to be secondary considerations and are no way to make a sound decision.
What, by the by, has this question to do with ITIL?
Further, by the way, I know next to nothing from experience or study about mergers, successful or otherwise. _________________ "Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope."
William Penn 1644-1718
When company A merges with company B even though company B is doing well it would be so easy to have the principles of the company B accepted in company A. I think that in such cases a detailed study has to be made as the companies merge and so should be the principles, thus a detailed study of the requirements will give rise to a better principles and rules. This is what the merging of the company actually results in.
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