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Author Moreva, Kristina, author

Title Integrate or keep separate? : ChocoTravel's dilemma around Aviata M&A / Kristina Moreva (Silk Road Case Center, Narxoz University, Almaty, Kazakhstan), Yelena Krupina (Department of Finance, Turan University, Almaty, Kazakhstan), Anjan Ghosh (Silk Road Case Center, Narxoz University, Almaty, Kazakhstan and School of Economics and Management, Narxoz University, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
Published Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022


Description 1 online resource (22 pages)
Series Emerald emerging markets case studies
Notes Learning outcomes: This case will enable students to: understand reasons for mergers and acquisitions (M&A); identify and explain the risks associated with M&A and corresponding risk mitigation approaches; and decision-making on postmerger integrations
Case overview/synopsis: The case discusses the integration dilemma around ChocoTravel's M&A of Aviata. Both are among the largest online travel agencies in Kazakhstan. The acquisition of Aviata was not the first M&A deal for ChocoFamily - the Holding Company of ChocoTravel; however, it was the largest one. By combining their operations, ChocoTravel and Aviata together could capture 70% of the market share and become the market leader. Although the M&A had high potential toward superior business performance, it had significant risks. Threats of integration failures often make M&As fail. The management of ChocoTravel, therefore, had to consider several factors that could act as potential threats to post-M&A integration. First, each company had its own operating model and corporate culture. Second, both brands, ChocoTravel and Aviata, were well established and recognized in the market; each of them had its own loyal clients. Taking into account low switching costs to customers, the CEO of the new joint company needed to decide whether to integrate ChocoTravel and Aviata or keep them separate or even discontinue one. So, the important thing was not to disrupt operations and lose customers while introducing the post-M&A integration strategy. This case focuses on the challenges of post M&A integration
Complexity academic level: The case targets last year's bachelor's students, Master of Business Administration/Master of Science students as part of the business strategy, marketing and branding and M&A classes. It allows students to have a broad in-class discussion and apply knowledge to make strategic management decisions in postmerger integration situations
Supplementary materials: Teaching notes are available for educators only
Subject code: CSS 11: Strategy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Management -- Case studies
Business & Economics -- Mergers & Acquisitions.
Takeovers, mergers & buy-outs.
Form Electronic book
Author Krupina, Yelena, author
Ghosh, Anjan, author