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5G technology driving M&A activity in the telecommunications sector

The much anticipated rollout of fifth-generation wireless (“5G”) technology and changing consumer habits are expected to drive M&A transactions in the telecommunications sector over the next year. According to EY’s May 2019 Global Capital Confidence Barometer (the “EY Report”) 55% of telecommunications executives expect to actively pursue acquisitions in the next year, a significant increase … Continue reading

“DARQ” technology and disruptive M&A: gearing up for the “post-digital era”

As technology has become embedded into most parts of our lives, the majority of companies have completed a digitization process. Maintaining a digital platform has become the new norm, and increasingly sophisticated technologies continue to be developed. Accenture’s Technology Vision 2019 (Vision Report), describes this as the transition to the “post-digital era,” where “digital” is … Continue reading

Using M&A playbooks to avoid post-closing issues

Companies spend more than $2 trillion on acquisitions every year, yet many acquisitions ultimately fall short of expectations. There are several reasons why a transaction may not turn out as planned, but oftentimes the culprit is poor post-closing integration. While most transactions are given a great deal of attention until the day of closing, the … Continue reading

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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