Applying Business Capabilities in a Corporate Buyer M&A by Andreas Freitag

By Andreas Freitag

As a primary step in the direction of using firm structure administration (EAM) in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Andreas Freitag investigates the end-to-end applicability of industrial services within the M&A strategy of a company client association. firms nonetheless fight to control M&A successfully. an important variety of merger tasks don't achieve the anticipated pursuits or fail thoroughly. consequently, businesses try to enhance their M&A power by means of setting up the mandatory talents, association, approaches and strategies. EAM is an technique for enterprise and IT making plans, promising to give a contribution to the good fortune of industrial transformation demanding situations corresponding to M&A. company strength types are a vital part of a cutting-edge EAM strategy. they're usually used as a kick off point to paintings collaboratively with company and IT stakeholders.


  • Overview on state of the art of EA administration within the context of M&A
  • A theoretical starting place for company capabilities
  • Understanding the company customer state of affairs and the company patron M&A process
  • Application of industrial features within the M&A process

Target Groups

  • Researchers and scholars within the box of commercial transformation, info platforms, and informatics
  • Practitioners within the box of Business/IT administration, company structure, M&A, and Post-Merger Integration

About the Author

Andreas Freitag accomplished his doctoral thesis on the division of Informatics, Technische Universität München, less than the supervision of Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes.

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AFW11] is focused on principles in EA Management. The authors analyze existing de nitions for EA principles and propose a meta-model de ning EA design principles. The developed model is evaluated in two case studies. One of the case studies is a company resulting form a series of mergers of regional IT service providers. Noteworthy, the authors mention that this company follows a very strict top-down EA Management approach and state that this is a result from the history of several post merger integration scenarios.

IT has to provide the backbone of daily business operations, it is the basis for business process target design, and at the same time IT is subject for integration and rationalization [SB09]. During the whole M&A process, appropriate IT support is essential for business operations [Gi97, MM95]. However, the importance of IT during M&A is also depending on the industry, the involved companies operate in. If IT is getting more and more important in an industry, it also in uences 32 2 Introduction to Mergers & Acquisitions integration processes - positively or negatively.

Consequently, the subjective value for the acquiring enterprise can be increased in two dimensions. Either a better estimation of the expected value of an acquisition, or by decreasing integration costs. As this thesis aims to improve an enterprise’s M&A capability, it does primarily focus on the second dimension. 1: Value of an Acquisition (Buyer Perspective), following [BU05] Several empirical studies evaluate success and failure rates of M&A transactions. The authors base their respective work on highly diverse definitions of success.

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