Transferring “Excellence”: who will win or lose from the alliance of Quality and Mediocrity at BA and Iberia?

Chalk and Cheese High Above the Clouds As a very frequent user of airline services, I have followed with interest the developments relating to the merger efforts of British Airways and Iberia under the umbrella of their common owner IAG (International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.).  The alliance between one airline which has dragged itself up […]

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Office Depot and OfficeMax Merger Communication Blunder : Poor Timing or Lack of Content?

Office Depot’s Chairman and CEO Neil Austrian can point an accusing finger to Thomson Reuters for prematurely releasing a bulletin announcing that his company was in advanced merger talks with OfficeMax, but the real issue is one of content rather than timing. Good preparation and excellent communication are so crucially important throughout the M&A process, from the […]

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