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Cambridge Network: Study examines cultural fit in big pharma integration

Piyush Durani, an Executive MBA graduate of Cambridge Judge (EMBA 2018), measures cultural fit in the $74 billion merger of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene. “As I progressed through my EMBA programme in 2018-2019, the BMS acquisition of Celgene was announced…

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Big pharma

Piyush Durani, an Executive MBA graduate of Cambridge Judge (EMBA 2018), measures cultural fit in the $74 billion merger of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene. Piyush Durani The well-known business expression "culture eats strategy for breakfast" is particularly apt for mergers…

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Food fight

Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customers, says Professor Yasemin Kor of Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Yasemin Kor The proposed merger of supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is now off the table as the regulator has…

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The Conversation: Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury’s-Asda merger may not protect customers

Yasemin Kor, Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge, discusses the blocking of the Sainsbury’s and Asda merger, looking at the biggest challenges supermarkets have to face and the outlook for consumers. “Customers today enjoy having the luxury of…

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Why accountants are a big deal when landing the big deals

As global mergers and acquisitions get set to accelerate over the coming years, accountants will find themselves busy. So what makes a great M&A accountant? In December the FT cast its eye over the global mergers and acquisitions landscape for…

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‘Serial acquirers’ (like Olympic runners) can be predicted in advance

Serial company acquirers, like elite Olympic runners but unlike serial killers, can easily be profiled in advance, finds new academic study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. Like elite Olympic runners but unlike serial killers, “serial acquirers” who mount repeated…

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Hiring ex-advisors of target firms pays off for acquirers

Acquiring firms that hire targets’ former advisors pay lower takeover premiums and reduce the likelihood of competing bids, says study co-authored by Cambridge Judge Business School academic. Acquiring firms that hire the former advisors of their targets "take advantage of…

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Cash talks

Targets of unsuccessful cash-based takeover offers are revalued 15 per cent higher after deal failure, while targets of failed stock bids show no rise, says study co-authored by Cambridge Judge Business School academic. Cash talks when it comes to unsuccessful…

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Global Banking and Finance Review: Conflicting motives, strategies and outcomes in merger and acquisition activity

Professor Peter Williamson, Academic Programme Director of the Advanced Leadership Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education, takes a closer look at merger and acquisition (M&A) in the financial sector – what are the critical points and why leaders…

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Conflicting motives, strategies and outcomes in merger and acquisition activity

By Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management at Cambridge Judge Business School Creating oligopolies? Reducing in healthy competition? Up go the prices and fees; down goes the service and/or product quality. Customers are put in a stranglehold. There is…

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