Alfred Rappaport The Leonard Spacek Professor Emeritus, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University; Co-Founder, The ALCAR Group Inc. An excellent antidote for the CEO willing to pay steep acquisition premiums without fully acknowledging the increases in performance required before any value is created. As Sirower's many examples demonstrate, the winning bid too often materializes as a significant transfer of value from the acquirer's to the seller's shareholders. -- Review
About the Author
Mark L. Sirower teaches business strategy and competitive analysis at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He speaks frequently on creating value through mergers and acquisitions for major corporations and in a variety of public forums. The Synergy Trap
is based on his pathbreaking Columbia University doctoral thesis. He lives in Manhattan.