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Motiv för förvärv i en högteknologisk bransch

Henoch, Carl and Ringbrant, Max (2015) MIO920
Production Management
Abstract
The M&A activity among companies worldwide increases every year, at the same time as much as 70 % of all M&A’s are being reviewed as failures. M&A’s are a fast mean of positioning for a company, which makes the strategy increasingly relevant for high-tech companies since the high tech industry can change in both quick and disruptive ways. This study aims to explore the most common motives which a high-tech company uses for M&A activity, as well as what alternative methods can be used to reach the same goals. To approach the problem eight companies in either high-tech industries or adjacent, with expertise and experience of M&A’s, were interviewed. In combination with the empirical study a literature study was performed to strengthen or... (More)
The M&A activity among companies worldwide increases every year, at the same time as much as 70 % of all M&A’s are being reviewed as failures. M&A’s are a fast mean of positioning for a company, which makes the strategy increasingly relevant for high-tech companies since the high tech industry can change in both quick and disruptive ways. This study aims to explore the most common motives which a high-tech company uses for M&A activity, as well as what alternative methods can be used to reach the same goals. To approach the problem eight companies in either high-tech industries or adjacent, with expertise and experience of M&A’s, were interviewed. In combination with the empirical study a literature study was performed to strengthen or impair the results of the information gathered in the empirical study, as well as offer a comparison between the two. The results show how companies often prioritize control over both R&D and resources over the risk of losing internal focus or time-to-market. Furthermore the study showed the importance of the corporate culture aspect of M&A’s. To achieve the wanted synergy effects, thorough work is needed both before and after an M&A to handle differences in corporate culture. (Less)
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Henoch, Carl and Ringbrant, Max
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course
MIO920
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M1 - University Diploma
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keywords
M&A, Motives for M&A’s, M&A strategy, High-tech industry, non-organic growth
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15/5506
language
Swedish
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5050389
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2015-02-16 14:35:48
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2015-02-16 14:35:48
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  abstract     = {The M&A activity among companies worldwide increases every year, at the same time as much as 70 % of all M&A’s are being reviewed as failures. M&A’s are a fast mean of positioning for a company, which makes the strategy increasingly relevant for high-tech companies since the high tech industry can change in both quick and disruptive ways. This study aims to explore the most common motives which a high-tech company uses for M&A activity, as well as what alternative methods can be used to reach the same goals. To approach the problem eight companies in either high-tech industries or adjacent, with expertise and experience of M&A’s, were interviewed. In combination with the empirical study a literature study was performed to strengthen or impair the results of the information gathered in the empirical study, as well as offer a comparison between the two. The results show how companies often prioritize control over both R&D and resources over the risk of losing internal focus or time-to-market. Furthermore the study showed the importance of the corporate culture aspect of M&A’s. To achieve the wanted synergy effects, thorough work is needed both before and after an M&A to handle differences in corporate culture.},
  author       = {Henoch, Carl and Ringbrant, Max},
  keyword      = {M&A,Motives for M&A’s,M&A strategy,High-tech industry,non-organic growth},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Motiv för förvärv i en högteknologisk bransch},
  year         = {2015},
}