Mergers Never Work? Google Doesn’t Agree

By Kevin on August 28, 2010 in m&a, Strategy

Many people believe that mergers and acquisitions rarely work. In fact, Wharton Professor Robert Holthausen claims that hundreds of studies prove that mergers and acquisitions fail from 50-80% of the time.

Google would be surprised to hear that. See this cool graphic that shows how they’ve acquired 78 companies in 10 years.

– Kevin


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