New York, NY (PRWEB) November 1, 2006
Mergercast by Booz & Company has released Episode 5 -- Strategic Due Diligence in the Merger Process.
Not as well known as it should be, strategic due diligence represents a third, critical component of the due diligence process that extends beyond traditional legal and financial reviews to explore whether the potential of a transaction is realistic -- or not. The guest for this episode is Simon Gillies, a Vice President at Booz & Company based in Melbourne, Australia.
"In the midst of a powerful merger wave, anyone considering a significant combination - serial acquirers, private equity firms and others - ought to be familiar with the concept of strategic due diligence. Simon does a great job in this episode explaining the concept and practice of strategic due diligence, which assesses the potential of a transaction based on the particular challenges it will face in the post-deal world - including integration issues and strategic concerns," said Gerald Adolph, Booz & Company Senior Vice President and the leader of its mergers and restructuring group, which produces Mergercast with Booz & Company.
The concept of strategic due diligence is explored in a new book by Booz & Company titled "The Whole Deal: Fulfilling the Promise of Acquisitions and Mergers," which can be found at http://www.strategy-business.com/rireader. An article in the book on this topic was written by Adolph, Gillies and Joerg Krings, a Vice President at the firm based in Munich, Germany.
Mergercast by Booz & Company is a podcast exploring the world of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. The first episode was posted in April 2006, and the podcast can be accessed at http://www.booz.com/mergercast. Listeners can play the podcast there or subscribe via RSS feed, e-mail or the iTunes store. Episode 5 has a run time of 22 minutes and 34 seconds.
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