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By Andreas Freitag

As a primary step in the direction of employing firm structure administration (EAM) in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Andreas Freitag investigates the end-to-end applicability of industrial functions within the M&A technique of a company patron association. organisations nonetheless fight to regulate M&A successfully. an important variety of merger tasks don't achieve the predicted objectives or fail thoroughly. for this reason, businesses try to enhance their M&A power by way of constructing the necessary talents, association, methods and strategies. EAM is an strategy for enterprise and IT making plans, promising to give a contribution to the luck of industrial transformation demanding situations akin to M&A. enterprise strength types are a necessary section of a cutting-edge EAM procedure. they're often used as a kick off point to paintings collaboratively with enterprise and IT stakeholders.


  • Overview on state of the art of EA administration within the context of M&A
  • A theoretical starting place for company capabilities
  • Understanding the company customer state of affairs and the company client M&A process
  • Application of commercial services within the M&A process

Target Groups

  • Researchers and scholars within the box of commercial transformation, details structures, and informatics
  • Practitioners within the box of Business/IT administration, company structure, M&A, and Post-Merger Integration

About the Author

Andreas Freitag accomplished his doctoral thesis on the division of Informatics, Technische Universität München, lower than the supervision of Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes.

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Approaching the topic of IT integration during M&A from a business perspective, the comprehensive M&A management handbooks of Jansen [Ja08], Picot [Pi08b], and Wirtz [Wi06b] can provide a starting point. But, due to their business focus, these publications set the overall context of the merger but do not provide speci c artifacts for the consolidation of IT. Mostly, IT is not in the focus of these publications. In Picot’s book [Pi08b] for example, the role and importance of IT is only addressed by a high level IT due diligence checklist.

3 M&A in EA Management Literature As mentioned above, the body of knowledge of EA Management matured steadily. However, the application of this knowledge in M&A just starts to be subject of research. 1). 3). These resources are consulted frequently by EA practitioners willing to apply EA methods and models in real-world situations, which is also the case for M&A. 1 Literature Study We performed an online search to identify relevant conference proceedings, journal articles, reports, and academic theses.

Each of these disciplines has individual concerns and goals during the planning and implementation of the merger. Furthermore, they may have a di erent background, for example mismatching company or national cultures, or languages [SH09]. g. another acquisition). Furthermore, the people initially planning the integration may not be available during the integration phase anymore. This especially applies to external advisers and consultants [LM02]. 3 M&A Success Factors Several studies evaluate risks and common pitfalls in order to identify key success factors for M&A planning and PMI projects.

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