McKinsey: More than half the synergies of a typical merger are tied to information technology

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As reported in a 2011 Harvard Business Review Daily Stat, a McKinsey study found that  50% to 60% of the initiatives intended to capture synergies in a merger are strongly tied to information technology.  While the premise of the article should come as no surprise, it highlights the importance of keeping IT front and center when approaching merger transactions.