Integration Planning Tag

BTD  is pleased to announce a new in-house training workshop specifically designed for M&A/Corporate Development executives and Business Unit leaders. This new 1-day in-house session brings together leaders from both sides of the traditional 'deal divide' within your organisation to review and discuss ways to help bridge the...

My colleagues and I have spent much of the past month speaking at conferences, meeting acquisition and integration professionals, heads of strategy and CEOs across Europe and the US, and listening to their plans, hopes and concerns for the coming year. These discussions along with...

In our work over the years, businesses typically do a great job of estimating and tracking the added costs of acquiring a business (eg broker commissions, legal fees, etc). Most also go to great lengths to model desired synergies (both top and bottom-line), and build...

Over-preparation, which usually manifests itself in extremely detailed, all-encompassing, grand plans, is a hazard that can arise particularly where integration leaders have previously burnt their fingers from  ‘being taken by surprise’ by unexpected events. Understandably, they attribute this to having been previously under-prepared, and instead...

[caption id="attachment_152" align="alignleft" width="106"]Successful M&A secrets; mergers and acquisitions PART FOUR - FINAL PART[/caption] This is the concluding part of a series of articles by BTD Founding and Managing Partner Carlos Keener Study after study still puts the failure rate of mergers and acquisitions somewhere between 70% and 90%. Some however have managed to turn acquisition and integration into a true competitive differentiator. What makes these firms consistently successful at M&A, and what can the occasional acquirer learn from them? In conclusion, here's a quick checklist:

[caption id="attachment_152" align="alignleft" width="106"]Successful M&A secrets; mergers and acquisitions PART THREE[/caption] This is a series of articles by BTD Founding and Managing Partner Carlos Keener Study after study still puts the failure rate of mergers and acquisitions somewhere between 70% and 90%. Some however have managed to turn acquisition and integration into a true competitive differentiator. What makes these firms consistently successful at M&A, and what can the occasional acquirer learn from them?