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- Gerald Adolph is a senior partner with Booz & Company in New York. He leads the firm's mergers and restructuring practice and is coauthor of Merge Ahead: Mastering the Five Enduring Trends of Artful M&A (with Justin Pettit and Michael Sisk; McGraw-Hill, 2009).
- J. Neely is a Booz & Company partner based in Cleveland. He specializes in mergers and restructurings.
- Cesare Mainardi is the chief operating officer of Booz & Company and managing director of its North American business. He is coauthor, with Paul Leinwand, of The Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities-Driven Strategy (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011).
- Also contributing to this article were Booz & Company partner Paul Leinwand, senior associate Ignacio Diaz, associate Maneesha Mukhi, and contributing writer Robert Hertzberg.