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The Synergy Trap by Mark L. Sirower
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Mar 30, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011

Recommended by Professor Tim Gardner

Since nearly all acquiring companies overpay for their targets and the time lag between purchase and integration of a new company is so long, the ROI of the “synergy” of an acquisition is nearly always zero or negative. This is an important lesson for managers of firms thinking they can purchase their way into profitable growth.

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