A significant number of Mergers remain unsuccessful, because companies do not employ a thorough and disciplined approach to realizing Post-Merger Integration Synergies. In reasons for failure, we hear remarks like:
- Targets were set several months earlier by the top management without consulting the line managers, or taking ground realities into consideration.
- Assumption base for setting targets was untested.
- Targets were met but the timeframe for achieving them made them ineffective—in terms of di