As the CEO of a company headquartered in St. Louis, you are trying to acquire a foreign firm. The size of your firm will double, and it will become the largest in your industry. On the one hand, you are excited about the opportunity to be a leading captain of industry and the associated power, prestige, and income. (You expect your salary, bonus, and stock option to double next year.) On the other hand, you have just studied this module (lecture notes & the required reading) and are troubled by the fact that 70% of the mergers and acquisitions reportedly fail.
How would this proceed? What would a specific action plan for this be?