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Successful Mergers and Acquisitions Begin with a Well-Laid Plan (and That Plan Includes the CCO)

By Katherine Cartwright Norris, MPA

The life sciences industries are running rampant with transactional activity. Reports of new ownership of products, portfolios, or companies by acquisition, merger, or planned merger or acquisition make headlines on almost a daily basis. From the outside looking in, M&A activity is becoming “business as usual.” As with other aspects of the daily grind, however, the inside perspective tells a far different story: these mergers and acquisitions are fraught with a number of surprises—not the least of which is “what devil is (or how many devils are) in the details.”

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