Mergers and acquisitions are back on the agenda for many Boards of  Directors and Executive Management teams.  But why bother?  Surely the evidence suggests that the great majority of mergers or acquisitions fail on a number of counts.  Integration is difficult and leveraging the synergies is a complex task. However, M & As can be worthwhile if you are clear about why you are merging or acquiring another company. Here are some sound reasons why you might consider a merger or acquisition to gain some competitive advantage:
Sound reasons to consider a merger or acquisition:

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