Gartner Research

Cost Optimization in Mergers and Acquisitions: An IT Perspective

Published: 07 January 2019

ID: G00372757

Analyst(s): James Anderson , Cesar Lozada , Chris Ganly


As organizations are merged or acquired, the costs that arise during the integration of merged or acquired entities can quickly accrue and degrade deal value. CIOs must optimize costs throughout the phases of a deal to ensure that M&A transactions achieve their goals.

Table Of Contents


  • Six Phases of M&A
  • Types of M&A
  • M&A Integration Approaches
  • Cost Optimization by M&A Phase
  • Specific M&A Challenges With a Cost-Optimization Impact

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