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Description: More than half of the 100 biggest takeovers made during the last mergers-and-acquisitions boom have something in common: By one measure, they never should have happened.

Source:  Businessweek.com

Date: 08/13/2010

Link:  http://bx.businessweek.com/mergers-and-acquisitions/view?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fnews%2F2010-08-13%2Fm-a-losers-in-10-trillion-takeover-binge-led-by-mcclatchy-sprint-nextel.html
 
Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the lessons learned from this report about the “success and failures” of M&As.
  • What do you suppose is the motivation, in spite of this knowledge?
  • What alternative growth strategies should financial managers take instead?

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