Mergers and acquisitions (M & A) experts Tim Galpin and Mark Herndon present an updated and expanded guide to planning and managing the M & A process. This comprehensive book is unique in providing the tools to address both the human and operational sides of integration. Based on the authors consulting experience with numerous Fortune 500 companies, this resource will help organizations capture deal synergies more quickly and effectively. Augmenting their step by step advice with helpful templates, checklists, graphs and tools, Galpin and Herndon provide sound guidance for successfully integrating different processes, organizations, and cultures. The authors also address pre deal do's and don'ts, people dynamics, common mistakes, communications strategies, and specific actions you can take to create measurable positive results throughout the integration process. The revised edition not only updates case studies and presents recent integration research, but it also adds new tools.