French IT consulting giant Cap Gemini is willing to buy the consulting arm of Ernst & Young, an American Big 5 accounting firm. It must resolve many differences, including negotiations with Ernst & Young company in the world and be the transformation partner in Ernst & Young employees of publicly-held Cap Gemini. Amid all the decisions, the market for IT consulting is changing rapidly, further complicating the merger negotiations and implementation. Teach … Read more »

French IT consulting giant Cap Gemini is willing to buy the consulting arm of Ernst & Young, an American Big 5 accounting firm. It must resolve many differences, including negotiations with Ernst & Young company in the world and be the transformation partner in Ernst & Young employees of publicly-held Cap Gemini. Amid all the decisions, the market for IT consulting is changing rapidly, further complicating the merger negotiations and implementation. Teaching Purpose: To view the range of topics to be considered and resolved in the negotiation of an auditing and consulting company merger, evaluating and motivating challenges with merging a private entity are connected to a public body, and the challenges of negotiating a cross-border merger must study.
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Ashish Nanda,
Lisa Rohrer,
Bertrand Moingeon,
Guillaume Soenen
Source: HBS
21 pages.
Publication Date: Dec 18, 2002. Prod #: 903056-PDF-ENG
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young: A Global Merger (A) HBR case solution

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