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Ensure M&A Success by Avoiding Common Pitfalls

IT leaders must understand the most common traps and risks involved, and adopt potential countermeasures to better navigate the challenges ahead.

Analysts: Chris Ganly, Mark Carroll, Gabriela Vogel

M&A transactions are long-standing, important strategic vehicles for significant enterprise transformation. Yet, many deals are fraught with peril. M&A-related pitfalls can stem from many sources — from incorrect assumptions or an incomplete understanding of the underlying drivers of a transaction to misconceived benefits or outright failures in the preparation or execution of a deal. 

IT leaders can use this research to understand the most common traps and risks involved and adopt potential countermeasures to better navigate the challenges ahead.

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