22 May How to buck the trend and achieve M&A success
M&A remains by far the most popular way of businesses joining forces, despite the fact that more than half of M&As fail to reach their desired objectives. Indeed one Accenture report has noted that just 58% of all acquisitions added shareholder value 24 months past close.
Businesses never, surely, go into an M&A situation wanting to be one of the failures. Yet evidence suggests they have a higher chance of failure than of success. There is no getting away from the fact that M&A is difficult, but success should be much more common than it is.