Synergy Trap

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9781439137703
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304
Autor:
Mark L. Sirower
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Englisch
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With acquisition activity running into the trillions of dollars, the acquisition alternative continues to be the favorite corporate growth strategy of this generation's executives. Unfortunately, creating shareholder value remains the most elusive outcome of these corporate strategies. After decades of research and billions of dollars paid in advisory fees, why do these major decisions continue to destroy value?Building on his groundbreaking research first cited in Business Week, Mark L. Sirower explains how companies often pay too much -- and predictably never realize the promises of increased performance and competitiveness -- in their quest to acquire other companies. Armed with extensive evidence, Sirower destroys the popular notion that the acquisition premium represents potential value. He provides the first formal and functional definition for synergy -- the specific increases in performance beyond those already expected for companies to achieve independently. Sirower's refreshing nuts-and-bolts analysis of the fundamentals behind acquisition performance cuts sharply through the existing folklore surrounding failed acquisitions, such as lack of "e;strategic fit"e; or corporate culture problems, and gives managers the tools to avoid predictable losses in acquisition decisions.Using several detailed examples of recent major acquisitions and through his masterful integration and extension of techniques from finance and business strategy, Sirower reveals: The unique business gamble that acquisitions represent The managerial challenges already embedded in current stock prices The competitive conditions that must be met and the organizational cornerstones that must be in place for any possibility of synergy The precise Required Performance Improvements (RPIs) implicitly embedded in acquisition premiums and the reasons why these RPIs normally dwarf realistic performance gains The seductiveness and danger of sophisticated valuation models so often used by advisersThe Synergy Trap is the first expos of its kind to prove that the tendency of managers to succumb to the "e;up the ante"e; philosophy in acquisitions often leads to disastrous ends for their shareholders. Sirower shows that companies must meticulously plan -- and account for huge uncertainties -- before deciding to enter the acquisition game. To date, Sirower's work is the most comprehensive and rigorous, yet practical, analysis of the drivers of acquisition performance. This definitive book will become required reading for managers, corporate directors, consultants, investors, bankers, and academics involved in the mergers and acquisitions arena.
With acquisition activity running into the trillions of dollars, the acquisition alternative continues to be the favorite corporate growth strategy of this generation's executives. Unfortunately, creating shareholder value remains the most elusive outcome of these corporate strategies. After decades of research and billions of dollars paid in advisory fees, why do these major decisions continue to destroy value?
ContentsPrefacePART 1. UNCOVERING THE RULES OF THE GAME1. Introduction: The Acquisition GameThe M&A PhenomenonBack to First Principles: The Acquisition GameA Brief History of the Research on Acquisitions2. Can You Run Harder? SynergySynergy and the Acquisition GameThe Performance Requirements of Pre-Acquisition Market ValuesThe Competitive Challenge of SynergyThe Cornerstones of SynergyPredictable Overpayment3. Do You Feel Lucky? The Acquisition PremiumThe Synergy Concept: Expectations versus RealizationsThe Resource Allocation Decision: An IntroductionRequired Performance Improvements: A Simulation ApproachThe Seductiveness of Financial Valuation Models4. Tools and Lessons for the Acquisition GamePrior Expectations and Additional Resource RequirementsCompetitorsTime, Value, and the PremiumPART 2. AN ANALYSIS OF CORPORATE ACQUISITION STRATEGIES5. Acquirer Performance and Risk TakingCorporate Acquisitions as a Strategy for Value CreationAcquisition PremiumsStrategic Relatedness of AcquisitionsMethod of PaymentThe Performance Effects of Mergers versus Tender OffersRelative Size of the AcquisitionManagerial Risk Taking Following Acquisition6. MethodologySampleAcquiring Firm PerformanceIndependent VariablesChanges in Risk Taking Following AcquisitionEmpirical Techniques7. Discussion of ResultsAggregate Results on AcquisitionsTraditional Tests and Replications of Evidence on RelatednessTesting the Acquiring Firm Performance ModelTests for Changes in Risk Taking8. Implications of the AnalysisTheoretical ContributionsPublic Policy ImplicationsPractical ImplicationsAppendix A: Review and Critique of Prior Research on Mergers and AcquisitionsAppendix B: Detailed Results of the Analysis in Part 2Appendix C: Sample and Descriptions of Targets and AcquirersUsed in the AnalysisNotesBibliographyIndexAbout the Author
With acquisition activity running into the trillions of dollars, the acquisition alternative continues to be the favorite corporate growth strategy of this generation's executives. Unfortunately, creating shareholder value remains the most elusive outcome of these corporate strategies. After decades of research and billions of dollars paid in advisory fees, why do these major decisions continue to destroy value?Building on his groundbreaking research first cited in Business Week, Mark L. Sirower explains how companies often pay too much -- and predictably never realize the promises of increased performance and competitiveness -- in their quest to acquire other companies. Armed with extensive evidence, Sirower destroys the popular notion that the acquisition premium represents potential value. He provides the first formal and functional definition for synergy -- the specific increases in performance beyond those already expected for companies to achieve independently. Sirower's refreshing nuts-and-bolts analysis of the fundamentals behind acquisition performance cuts sharply through the existing folklore surrounding failed acquisitions, such as lack of "strategic fit" or corporate culture problems, and gives managers the tools to avoid predictable losses in acquisition decisions.Using several detailed examples of recent major acquisitions and through his masterful integration and extension of techniques from finance and business strategy, Sirower reveals:

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