The executives interviewed in the assigned article, “Making Mergers Succeed,” were generally positive with respect to the success of M&A activity. In contrast, much of the evidence cited in Chapter 1 of the textbook( DePamphilis, D. (2015). Mergers, acquisitions, and other restructuring activities (8th ed.). New York, NY: Elsevier Academic Press. ISBN-13: 9780128013908is critical of M&A activity and its ability to generate gains for stakeholders. How do you reconcile these divergent views? Can they be reconciled? What is your opinion?  

Carey, D. (2000). Making Mergers Succeed. Harvard Business Review, 78(3), 145154.