Mergers and Acquisitions Methods
The structure of an enterprise whether a business, government, educational institution or other enterprise changes when management decides to either join with another enterprise or separate a portion of their enterprise as an independent entity or to join with someone else. The typical terms for joining are mergers, acquisitions or consolidations. For separation the terms are divestiture, privatization or spin off. The ability of an organization to deal with the change depends on its skill in assessing the magnitude of that change, especially in the operations of the organization.
This course explains an orderly approach to business structure change with the focus on the four -stage concept. The successful implementation of a structural business change requires understanding and articulation of the alignment possibilities of the operational environments of the components.