Sucess Factors in Merger and Acquisition

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Master thesis Autumn semester 2007 Supervisor: Professor Tomas Blomquist Authors: Hoang, Thuy Vu Nga Lapumnuaypon, Kamolrat Critical Success Factors in Merger & Acquisition Projects A study from the perspectives of advisory firms ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First of all, we are grateful to our supervisor, Professor Tomas Blomquist, for his guidance and recommendations throughout the process of writing our thesis. His support is of vital importance to the successful completion of this thesis. We also would like to thank Professor Anders Söderholm and Professor Ralf Müller for their initial guidance by commenting on our research proposal and providing us with some industry contacts. We would like to thank all interviewees and respondents who…show more content…
Key words: mergers and acquisitions, M&A, advisory firms, merger & acquisition process, project management, critical success factors, project success criteria. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 2 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................1 RESEARCH BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................3 2.1 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS AND MERGER & ACQUISITION ADVISORY FIRMS.............................3 2.1.1 Mergers & acquisitions overview..............................................................................................3 a) b) c) d) e) Definition of mergers & acquisitions.............................................................................................3 Classification of mergers & acquisitions......................................................................................5 The merger & acquisition process ................................................................................................6 Why do firms engage in merger & acquisition transactions? ...................................................8 The development of mergers & acquisitions.............................................................................10 2.1.2 a) b) c) Merger & acquisition advisory

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