Winter 1987
Volume 28, Issue # 2

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Acquisitions -- Myths and Reality

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SOME ACQUISITIONS work; some don’t. Even as the merger wave continues unabated, managers and commentators disagree about its value — both to shareholders and to the long-term health of the acquiring firms. These authors explore several myths that now dominate the debate over what makes for a successful acquisition. They argue that the acquisition process itself is a critical factor in the deal’s ultimate fate. Ed.