What role do capabilities play in successful mergers?
Too big to fail has proven to be a flawed notion. In The New Meaning of Scale, Booz & Company partners Gerald Adolph and Paul Leinwand begin their discussion on the role of capabilities in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and explain why pursuing a capabilities-driven M&A strategy produces more successful companies that enjoy a right to win.
The New Meaning of Scale is the first of a series of five interviews focusing on capabilities-driven mergers and acquisitions. Editions to follow include:
- The Path to Coherence, part 2
- Capabilities Roadmapping, part 3
- Integrating Capabilities, part 4
- Advantaged Capabilities, part 5
About the Authors
Gerald Adolph is a New York-based Senior Partner with Booz & Company with a specialty in strategy and operations for technology-driven businesses. His work primarily focuses on assisting clients with growth strategy, new business development, and industry restructuring. He has led numerous assignments in corporate and portfolio strategy as well as business unit strategy. In addition, he deals with value chain and industry restructuring driven by technology changes, and how companies respond to these disruptions and opportunities. Gerald is the co-author of Merge Ahead: Mastering the Five Enduring Trends of Artful M&A with Justin Pettit. To read Gerald’s complete biography, click here.
Paul Leinwand is a Booz & Company partner based in Chicago. He works in the consumer, media, and digital practice and focuses on capabilities-driven strategy for consumer products companies. Paul is the co-author of The Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities-Driven Strategy. To read Paul’s complete biography, click here.
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