Global PMI Partners Launches New Book, Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

PRESS RELEASE – May 24, 2016
“Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be one of the most intense and chaotic periods a company will ever experience. Finally, mindful executives have a practical guide to execute mergers and acquisitions in the reality of today’s diverse global economy—Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions.”- John Wiley & Sons Inc., Publishers.​

Ghent, Belgium, May 24, 2016 ( – ​​​​In this anticipated follow-up to Mergers and Acquisitions Integration Handbook, distinguished M&A expert Scott Whitaker delivers his popular brand of solid, actionable guidance to the complex process of cross-border M&A. With contributions from 10 Global PMI Partners from 9 countries, Whitaker’s newest book is available for order now. This book is a practical toolbox for corporate strategy and development professionals dealing with the many challenges involved in cross-border M&A.

Whitaker has assembled ten leading experts representing the nine countries where the majority of global M&A activity occurs, who have collectively managed several hundred M&A transactions across dozens of industries. The expert contributors examine mission-critical topics, such as cross-border strategy & deal planning, culture & leadership alignment, integration planning and execution, and unique cross-border M&A transaction scenarios including carve-outs and divestitures.

Readers will gain unique perspectives and guidance to help them understand the complexities and risks of doing M&A across national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries including:

  • Legal, financial, social, and political interdependencies with cross-border integration
  • Region and country specific trends and deal planning tips
  • The role of culture in cross-border M&A
  • M&A considerations for China and Japan

Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions gives you the tools, strategies, and real world coaching you need to stand out as a master of international M&A execution. With this widely versatile action-oriented guide at your fingertips, you will learn how to:

  • Confidently lead full life cycle transactions by identifying, understanding, and mitigating cross-border challenges
  • Effectively deliver work streams and tasks with internationally proven tools and methodologies
  • Maximize synergies by establishing robust governance and integration playbooks
  • ​Achieve sustainable results with culture-building insights and action

Praise for Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions comes from executives from Infosys, China Times, Via, Yili Group, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Deutsche Post DHL, Intel, Bar-S Foods, DocuSign, Ratos, Midaxo, Symantec, HEC Paris, and Morgan Stanley.

About Global PMI Partners: With offices in 14 countries and a presence in most major business markets, Global Post Merger Integration Partners provides M&A integration expertise and senior execution resources to maximize corporate development potential. Partners that contributed to this book include Eitan Grosbard (Israel), Stefan Hofmeyer (USA), Michael Holm (Sweden), Makoto Ideno (Japan), Thomas Kessler (Germany), Gilles Ourvoie (France), Andrew Scola (UK), Christophe Van Gampelaere (Belgium), Masaki Yamamoto (Japan), and Robert Yu (China).

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