‘The match maker: communicating mergers and acquisitions’

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2011

It was during a master class for conductors with Kurt Masur, held at the Beethovenhalle in Bonn.

Six young and already successful conductors were showing...

The twin spectres of fear and uncertainty continued to stalk stock markets between March 12, 2011 and June 30, 2011 – the period covered by CARMA International’s latest survey of media reporting of business leaders. The fragility of the global...

It is almost compulsory to begin such a challenging subject with an old Chinese proverb. There are certainly lessons we can discover in China which would serve us all well in Brussels, Westminster or Washington DC. “Make happy those who are near...

Your career has taken you from political communications and the public sphere to corporate communications and the private sphere. Judging from your experience, would you say that communications professionals can turn their hand to any...

Everybody enjoys a celebrity wedding. They legitimise our need to indulge in speculation, gossip and feverish media coverage.

One recent example ticks all the boxes: “Deutsche Börse, NYSE Agree to Historic Merger” (Reuters, February 15; “...

Mergers and acquisitions are an important means for companies to realise their strategies.

The reasons are manifold: many deals are done to enter new markets or segments, add new products, get hold of technology or to cut costs. This...

Neither a merger nor an acquisition could be described as an easy-going period in a corporate lifetime.

Looking at the results of several studies of mergers and acquisitions, one could be forgiven for believing that several company...

On a Friday in early December 2007, trade on the Amsterdam stock exchange in shares of the international staffing services company Vedior was briefly suspended: the price was moving up rapidly following rumours that Vedior was in discussions with...

 

Reputation Rules, Daniel Diermeier
McGraw-Hill, April 2011

Recent events concerning Rupert Murdoch’s News International have...