In the assigned article, “Making Mergers Succeed,” what do dealmakers identify as the key to making M&A succeed?

DQ 2

The executives interviewed in the assigned article, “Making Mergers Succeed,” were generally positive with respect to the success of M&A activity. In contrast, much of the evidence cited in Chapter 1 of the textbook is critical of M&A activity and its ability to generate gains for stakeholders. How do you reconcile these divergent views? Can they be reconciled? What is your opinion?