Acquisition Strategy and Implementation

Insights from Research and Management Practice

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) have been a key strategic tool for corporate development since more than 100 years. Since then, the global market for corporate control continuously developed over time in terms of deal numbers but also value that exceeds the annual GDP of large economies such as the UK. While the average success-rates are disappointing – they range between 40-60% – there is some empirical evidence that firms with regular M&A activity can add variety to their business models, achieve a better fit to their environment, and thus, display increased survival rates. This leads to a key question of strategic management, namely why some acquirers are successful while others dramatically fail.

The “Acquisition Strategy and Implementation” webinar series aims to shed light on the links between strategy, implementation, and synergy realization. We will outline that the overall acquisition strategy and logic should drive the acquisition and especially the integration process, to avoid e.g. conflicting integration measures that have been observable in the past. Such conflicting measures could be e.g. the desire for achieving low-hanging fruits or bottom line synergies fast, while the key value driver are innovation capabilities that are likely destroyed with structural integration measures.

The insights of the webinar derive from a science and practice perspective. This combination fruitful as it offers new exploratory means to understand acquisitions. During the webinars, various M&A scholars and practitioners will share their experiences and best practices.

 

Who should attend: M&A decision makers from corporates, SMEs, and consultancies

Invited guest-speakers: Multiple guest speakers from research and practice will offer additional insights into and share their experiences with the topic of “Acquisition Strategy and Implementation”.

Webinar conveners: Dr. Mai Anh Dao (CEO and Co-Founder MADiscover) Prof. Dr. Florian Bauer (Lancaster University Management School & CRO and Co-Founder MADiscover

 

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Webinars
6
M&A Experts
135
Minutes Knowledge
40
Participants expected

PMI – Pre-Deal-Preparation
20. Mai 2020
17:00 - 17:45 Uhr
PMI – Integration Implementation
12. August 2020
17:00 - 17:30 Uhr
PMI – Integrating Employees – the unkown asset
01. Oktober 2020
17:00 - 17:45 Uhr
5 - 5.45 pm

Multiple guest speakers from research and practice will offer additional insights into and share their experiences with the topic of “Acquisition Strategy and Implementation”.

Webinar conveners
Dr. Mai Anh Dao (CEO and Co-Founder MADiscover)

Mai Anh Dao earned her doctorate in Strategic Management from Innsbruck University. In research and firm projects Mai Anh investigated value creation processes through acquisitions with a special focus on knowledge and capability creation, capture, and exchange. Amongst others, her research has been honored with the “Outstanding Paper Award” of Group and Organization Management or the Award for Outstanding Achievements of the Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy. Mai Anh is the CEO and co-founder of MADiscover, a digitized screening solution that translates acquirers’ strategy into actionable shortlists.

Prof. Dr. Florian Bauer (Lancaster University Management School & CRO and Co-Founder MADiscover)

Florian Bauer is a Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Lancaster University, UK. His research interests are in the fields strategic transformation, especially focusing on organizational transformation with non-organic growth strategies such as Mergers & Acquisitions. He investigates these topics from a strategic, organizational and decision-making perspective. His research papers are published/forthcoming in world-leading management journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Research, Long Range Planning, Group & Organization Management, International Business Review, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Business Strategy, Creativity and Innovation Management, Management Decision, and others. 

Currently he is editor of the M&A Review, a German-speaking practitioner oriented journal and has served as a guest-editor for a special issue at R&D Management. As engagement plays an important role for him, he regularly exchanges with executives, consultants, and M&A associations. He was actively involved in various M&A processes and supported firms in developing acquisition strategies and acquisition integration. 

5 pm - 5.45 pm

Introduction - Challenges & Obstacles - Best practices

Moderation
Prof. Dr. Florian Bauer (Lancaster University)
Dr. Mai Anh Dao (MADiscover)
5 pm - 5.45 pm

Introduction - Challenges & Obstacles - Best practices

Moderation
Prof. Dr. Florian Bauer (Lancaster University)
Dr. Mai Anh Dao (MADiscover)

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20. Mai 2020
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PMI – Integration Implementation
12. August 2020
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PMI - Integrating Employees, the Unknown Asset
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