What is this Blog Based on?
This blog was intitially based on a book that I have written with Dr. Chris Brady about where business and military intelligence techniques should be used when companies or organizations merge or acquire each other. It was designed initially with the hope that it would stimulate further ideas and discussion. We know that there are many examples that we don’t know about where intelligence techniques have been used to great effect in M&A (mergers and acquisitions) deals; likewise, we are certain that there are many deals that failed because such techniques were not used. Our book includes many examples of both, but we wanted and would still like to hear about other examples and provide a place where these can be shared with everyone.
This blog has now morphed into a discussion of general M&A issues with a broad readership mainly in the US and the UK, but with an intention to be of interest globally. I would be very interested in hearing how to make it more topical and how to address better the issues facing companies and individuals engaged in M&A deals, whether as advisors or principals, including (and perhaps especially) people who have personally experienced a merger or acquisition from the inside.