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Synergies in Mergers and Acquisitions: A Qualitative Study of Technical Trading Companies
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Synergies or rather the absence of synergies has been blamed for many failures in regards to mergers and acquisitions. Still, there are companies using mergers and acquisitions as a natural part of their growth strategy, indicating that these organizations manage to handle synergies efficiently.


The purpose of this study is to analyze synergies in regards to mergers and acquisitions in technical trading companies to learn about success factors.


Because of synergies’ complexity this study has used a qualitative approach. The empirical findings have been compiled by semi-conducted interviews with company representatives from the organizations regarded in the study.


The conclusion points at several success factors in regards to synergies and mergers and acquisitions. However, the three most important were found to be; the entrepreneurship and human capital, the corporate head’s knowledge, the experience and selection capability and the inclusion of acquisitions (developed from the urge for growth) in their business models.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 100 p.
Keyword [en]
synergies, mergers and acquisitions, acquisition, technical trading companies
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-17881OAI: diva2:512472
Subject / course
IHH, Business Administration
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-04-03 Created: 2012-03-27 Last updated: 2012-04-03Bibliographically approved

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