An implicit challenge is to coordinate the efforts of groups with different interests to realize expected gains. This means that acquisitions quickly go from numbers to considering the impacts on people, as achieving synergy requires clear communication of the implications of an acquisition to those impacted.
Richard W. Taylor, MBA
Richard W. Taylor, MBA, first worked for Arthur Andersen & Co as a CPA. He then held many financial positions in public and private firms including Chief Financial Officer. He obtained his MBA through the University of Wiscconsin-Milwaukee’s Executive Curriculum program. He currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an Adjunct Professor in Finance. He has been involved in numerous merger/acquisitions including those in the international arena, as a CFO, CEO, and subsequently as a business advisor. Recently he helped an acquisition of a small, privately-owned business by a small cap NASDAQ company headquartered in China.