What’s the Recipe for a Successful Cross-Border Acquisition?

Cooking up an international M&A deal? Your first assignment – check in with the celebrity chefs. Like the corporate development heads at Honeywell, Cisco, and Johnson & Johnson and the chair of law firm Pepper Hamilton’s international practice.

Their secret recipe involves equal parts due diligence, integration, and access to talent, tossed together with perseverance, commitment to success, and a willingness to listen. And a lot of hard work… because when the stakes are high, you can’t afford to be wrong, even if it means walking away from a deal or two.

In all seriousness, this one-hour video roundtable offers an excellent, in-depth look at how global M&A leaders manage the key risks of the acquisition cycle.

[Link: Global Dealmaking in 2013: Why the Best Strategies will Dominate – Pepper Hamilton LLP]

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