Tag archives: Boston Consulting Group

The growing pains of M&A

There is a hypothesis in certain circles that acquisition-based growth is more often than not deleterious to shareholder value. The hypothesis is gaining popularity, but is perhaps misunderstood. Last month, the Boston Consulting Group released its 2015 M&A report (the Report) which challenges that hypothesis and supports the argument that companies can in fact achieve … Continue reading

Asset divestitures: a transaction form that is gaining traction

A recent report put out by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) indicates that companies are increasingly turning to asset divestures as a means of enhancing shareholder value. According to the report, divestitures have been steadily accounting for an increased share of total M&A activity in recent years, reaching a high of 48% of total global … Continue reading

M&A in the insurance industry

Mergers and acquisitions in the insurance industry are a big deal. Insurance companies range from small, regional private companies to large, international publicly-traded corporations with market capitalizations in the billions of dollars. When two companies decide to merge, or one company purchases part of another company, transactions can reach multi-billion dollar levels. In a fiercely … Continue reading