The Synergy Solution will change how companies—managers, executives, and boards—think about and approach their M&A strategies and the performance promises they make to their shareholders. Beginning with a clear and well-accepted foundation of the economics of the M&A performance problem, Deloitte’s Mark Sirower and Jeff Weirens show acquirers how to develop and execute an M&A strategy—end-to-end—that both avoids the pitfalls that so many companies fall into and creates real, long-term shareholder value.
The Synergy Solution provides invaluable background to those considering M&A, laying out the issues they have to consider, how to analyze them, and how to plan and execute effectively. It also shows those who have already started the process of M&A how to maximize their chance of success. Authors Weirens and Sirower dig into:
"The Synergy Solution is an instant M&A classic. In their no-nonsense approach, Sirower and Weirens describe in great detail the discipline and hard work required throughout the M&A process to realize the promised value from deals and avoid the pitfalls. I highly recommend this book for any leader who wants to play the acquisition game."
– Bob Swan, Operating Partner, Andreessen Horowitz; former CEO, Intel Corporation
"The Synergy Solution provides a complete how-to on M&A. If you only read one book, make it this one—from case studies to practical examples, readers can connect with the fundamentals and, at the same time, learn what to expect from a real-life merger or acquisition."
– Mark Little, President and CEO, Suncor Energy
"Finally, a definitive guide on M&A and the creation of shareholder value that makes sense. From M&A strategy and communicating with investors to the details of integration and change, The Synergy Solution delivers what it promises. A must-read for CFOs and senior executives involved in M&A."
– Frank D’Amelio, CFO & Executive Vice President, Global Supply, Pfizer