From HR issues to cultural integration, the reasons behind M&A failures
The differences between both sides — over technology transfer; equity contribution and route to market — were simmering for months. That small issue, essentially a people issue, whether work can interrupt holidays, snapped the already frosty relationship.
Managers and Angst could be the new meaning of M&A. Managers make deals, but in these heady days of a buyout boom more often than not they are breaking them too.