Merger of Equals: The Integration of Mellon Financial and the Bank of New York (C)
Posted: 23 Nov 2009
Date Written: October 27, 2009
[Continuation of "A" and "B" cases.] Less than a month after the close of the merger between the Bank of New York and Mellon Financial, managers at the two firms realized that plans for combining their asset servicing businesses - and realizing the $180 million of annual cost savings that they had promised Wall Street - were fraught with risk. Senior executives must evaluate the seriousness of the risks and identify alternative ways of integrating the two firms, while safeguarding the technologies that process and clear a substantial fraction of the world's financial transactions.
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