Case Study

Canafin makes its largest acquisition

10 pages
November 2014
Reference: IMD-7-1628

CanaFin, a disguised Canadian FinTech firm makes a major acquisition in the U.S. and is challenged to integrate marketing, sales, IT systems, product development and infrastructure. They have paid a huge premium and they need to extract synergies immediately, although the target is not very keen on being integrated and lose its identity.

Learning Objective

Acquisition integration; Managerial challenges; Diverse agendas and positions.

Acquisition Integration, Managerial Decision Making
Northern America, United States of America
Manufacturing, Technology, Finance and Insurance
Generalized Experience
© 2014
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