Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) study Expression of Interest
February 07, 2008

CATAAlliance is currently seeking qualified respondents to participate in a new study being launched to better understand the factors involved in successful mergers and acquisitions.

The survey attempts to provide empirical data in support of a recently published theorem on successful M&A management titled: Mergers and Acquisitions and Project Management: Defeating Gravity and the Strategic Distance supervised by Tamas Koplyay, Ph.D, Research Director for CATA. Using the concept of "gravitational law" to evaluate and measure the successes of M&A projects, questions are composed around the organizational structures, leadership styles, approaches to compensation, decision making processes, and cultural differences involved in mergers and acquisitions.

"The hi-tech industry has ample experience with M&A, which often serve as an exit strategy for venture capital and the owners of the start up," explains Dr. Koplyay.

In order to qualify for this study, candidates must have participated in an M&A and can speak to the experiences and challenges faced by both organizations during the consolidation period. Questions may be answered by more than one person from the same organization. A copy of this report is available to all CATAAlliance members upon request.

The results of the survey and the subsequent paper based on survey analysis will be shared with all survey respondents.

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Please click here to download a copy of the M&A survey questionnaire. Please complete and respond by: March 31.

To request a copy of the current M&A report, please verify your membership status and contact

Kevin Wennekes, VP Research CATAAlliance,
Tamas Koplyay, Ph.D., CATA Research Director