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Avoid Acquisition Acrimony: How to Analyze Culture Synergy Early – Executive Brief


The majority of mergers and acquisitions fail, and most of the time when they don’t work out, “culture synergy” is the culprit. Yet organizational culture is rarely explored at the outset of M&A transactions…it’s almost always about the economic or business fit.

Research from i4cp reveals that high-performance organizations are 11x more likely to focus on cultural synergies…and utilize the HR function more strategically.

The study, an extension of our Culture Renovation research, is based on input from more than 1,200 business professionals and interviews with leaders from Cisco, Danaher, Alaska Airlines, Nuveen, T-Mobile, Takeda, and other organizations who have successfully acquired companies.

Avoid Acquisition Acrimony