Recorded Webcast and Podcast: M&A Agility for Global Organizations
With the weak dollar in the U.S. and soft economies in a number of countries around the world, we're seeing more cross-border bargain hunting as top companies seek to expand their global footprint. But sometimes these deals can become more of an albatross than a boost to the bottom line -- often because the acquiring company underestimates the risks and challenges inherent in integrating operations across borders.
In this recorded Webcast and podcast, Towers Perrin M&A Practice Leader Mark Arian and Principal Kevin Dent review why cross-border deals are always such a tough nut to crack -- and how companies can become more agile at creating high-performing businesses and cultures across national boundaries.
- A better understanding of people risks associated with cross-border deals
- Effective strategies for mitigating these risks throughout the deal-making process
- How paying closer attention to governance and culture can help overcome the key obstacles
- The secrets to success in cross-border integration, based on case studies that reveal what agile acquirers have learned the hard way.
- Watch the complete recording of the Webcast
- Download the presentation slides
- Listen to a brief podcast of the highlights
Mark Arian is Towers Perrin's Global Change Management leader and leader of the firm's Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Group. A frequent speaker on merger integration topics, he has been instrumental in the development of novel outcome-based frameworks, diagnostics and tools to address critical people issues during business transformation.
Kevin Dent is a Principal and actuary in Towers Perrin’s Global Consulting Group, based in Atlanta. He has over 18 years' experience advising multinational corporations on a broad range of international actuarial and benefit issues covering multiple countries, including business mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, the design and funding of benefit programs (including plans for internationally mobile employees), and compliance with U.S. accounting standards on a worldwide scale.