Tag archives: McKinsey & Company

Specificity is key: six archetypes of successful acquisitions

Canadian M&A activity has continued to rise in 2017, but with the successes come many more stories of failure. Studies indicated that 70% – 90% of acquisitions ultimately fail. How does a company beat these odds? A recent article by McKinsey & Company suggests that companies who enter into acquisitions with a specific value proposition … Continue reading

The impact of financial reporting periods on M&A success

While the success of a merger or acquisition may be best determined over a long time horizon of several years, investors tend to have a shorter-term view of what constitutes success or failure in M&A. Corporations are held to be only as successful as their latest quarterly results and many investors base their opinions off … Continue reading

Megamergers in the pharma sub-sector: all systems go

Our April 29, 2014 blog post, M&A in the pharma sector: big deals are on the uptick, spoke to the significant increase in deal activity in Q1 2014 within the Pharma, Medical & Biotech sector and, most notably, within the pharmaceutical sub-sector. While there are critics who rely on conventional wisdom to question not only … Continue reading
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