Paul J. Siegenthaler
Thought provoking case studies to give tangible substance to the challenges of M&A
Since publishing my book which takes a
hard look at the sometimes crass reality of post M&A integration, I have been asked by renowned academic institution to participate
in the tuition of some of their strategy implementation modules, aimed at MBA or Executive MBA students as well as on senior management
training courses tailored to the specific needs of companies whose growth strategy includes a merger or acquisitions, or which are
about to commence their due diligence or are in the last preparation phases ahead of closing a deal and embarking on their integration
These courses establish the necessary link between the theory with which most participants are familiar from their earlier
studies, and how this theory translates in practice, how it can be applied, what the impacts are likely to be, how these are influenced
by a companys specific circumstances and business culture. In a business school environment, the course builds on a real-life business
case which is supplemented by the own experience some of the students have recently lived. In the case of tailor-made executive education
programmes, the format is built around the specific circumstances of a company, allowing the participants to prepare for their forthcoming
integration with an understanding of the possible alternatives, interdependencies, constraints and challenges which will be involved.
To date, I teach at the London School of Economics (LSE Enterprise), Manchester Business School, as well as on the Executive MBA programme
of H.E.C. Paris (Hautes Études Commerciales).