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Supporting the MADness: Enterprise Architecture's Role in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Published: 30 November 2007

ID: G00153550

Analyst(s): Philip Allega , Deborah Weiss


Mergers, acquisitions and other forms of corporate consolidation can pose something of a forced march. Often lost in the MAD process is the importance of the enterprise view as a means of enabling a new culture to emerge.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Stage 1 — Screening
  • Stages 2 and 3 — Initial Candidate Evaluation and Detailed Candidate Evaluation
  • Stage 4 — Closing the Deal
  • Stage 5 — Executing the Merger or Acquisition
  • Stage 6 — Operational Review
  • A Word About Divestitures
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures When EA Is Responsible Only for the Technical Viewpoint
  • The Real World
  • Bottom Line

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