The Old Mutual and Skandia demerger: Building commitment as a factor of success
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Increasing M&A activity has during recent years shown no indication of slowing down. Contrastingly the success rate of the M&A’s are still low, accordingly an increased frequency of demergers is a likely outcome. The demerger phenomenon has yet to reach the gaze of the academic community, where little is known surrounding the subject. This study takes a qualitative approach to try to understand the underlying reasons that drive a demerger process, and the factors that determine the success of a demerger process, through the lens of M&A literature. Our findings provide indications that the planning and execution of the disintegration and communication within a demerger correlates to demerger success.
Furthermore, our contributions give indications that building employee commitment is an essential driver that enhances the possibility of a successful demerger.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 45 p.
Demerger process; Commitment; Communication; Conflict of interest
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-223818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-223818DiVA: diva2:714320
Subject / course
Hamberg Lagerström, Katarina