Gustavo Ballvé on February 6th, 2012
Capital goods, Corporate Strategy, Food for thought, Home, Industries, Logistics

Great article at BusinessWeek highlights the immense difficulties of integrating large acquisitions or mergers. Even though the article comes out almost optimistic about the integration of United and Continental Airlines, it’s clear that the challenge is one of gargantuan proportion. The link to rocket science is in the article’s last line, and it’s hilarious.

We recently ran a series on capital allocation, and the post called “M&A fallacies” relates to this issue.

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