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A Digital Update for Your M&A Playbook

Published: 14 March 2019

ID: G00706844

Analyst(s): Human Resources Research Team


Digitalization is not only disrupting industries and business models, but also the ways organizations are thinking about M&A. This blog outlines the three main differences of digital M&A deals and highlights how HR leaders can better support M&A efforts given these differences.

Table Of Contents

The 3 Main Differences

Target Sourcing

Due Diligence



Recommended by the Authors

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