M&A Talk: Scott Whitaker

Failure Rate of Integrations Pt 1

16 February 2016


In part 1 of this 2-part series, we will talk with author Scott Whitaker about the failure rate of Integrations due to financial, cultural or operational causes.

Scott is the author of, ‘Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook: Helping Companies Realize The Full Value of Acquisitions’, published in 2012. He is also an experienced practitioner with over two dozen M&A transactions totaling nearly $75 billion in value. 

Organizations can see great benefit from improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their Integration processes, and from understanding the problems caused by DD and Integration teams that are at odds with one another. Scott will offer his experienced perspectives and possible solutions to these challenges.

M&A Talk with John Lester is a podcast series highlighting practitioners in the space, with the goal of bringing new and different perspectives to improving the outcomes of Corporate Development and Integration.