Tag archives: integration

Culture: its impact on successful M&A

A clash of cultures is one factor that contributes to unsuccessful mergers and acquisitions after closing. Often, management tends to be so focused on other aspects of a successful transaction that the integration of culture is overlooked. What is culture? Culture refers to a set of values and beliefs that inform the behaviour and attitudes … Continue reading

Set up for success? Difficulties in M&A integration

In a previous post, we discussed the impact that deal team size can have on post transaction synergies. A recent report from PwC makes clear that pitfalls in the M&A process hardly disappear once the parties have determined the make-up of their deal team. Indeed, the report suggests that without early planning, rapid execution and … Continue reading

Capturing value in M&A

This year has seen a resurgence in deal–making activity around the world. This resurgence is being fueled by cheap debt, increased boardroom confidence and the return of growth after the 2008 financial crisis. With this growth in activity comes increased pressure to ensure that the deals completed generate the maximum value as competition and pricing … Continue reading

Integration planning leads to integration success

After conducting interviews with M&A practitioners in North America in mid-market companies, in its report titled “Harnessing Potential: mid-market integration and managing change”, Mergermarket found that operational integration early in the process and focusing on the culture of companies being merged or acquired can not only make a deal run more smoothly, but can actually increase deal … Continue reading

The who, what, where, when and why of PMI

As discussed in a previous blog post, a successful post-merger integration (PMI) can allow an acquirer to realize the full value of the transaction. However, PMI is often an underestimated challenge. Recent publications released by Mergermarket and PwC consolidate the views of M&A experts and discuss best practices when engaging in the PMI. Below we discuss these … Continue reading
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