Published: 13 July 2023
Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are important levers for enterprise transformation. Executive leaders must use this research to understand the most common traps and risks involved, and adopt potential countermeasures to better navigate the challenges ahead.
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are important strategic levers for significant enterprise transformation, yet many transactions are fraught with peril.
There are five groups of common pitfalls covering the different phases of every transaction: misjudged opportunities; overambitious, unclear or undeclared drivers; misconceived benefits; execution flaws; and power politics.
Typical pitfalls stem from many sources, including misjudged opportunities, unclear deal drivers, misconceived benefits, outright execution flaws and excessive power politics.
To increase the likelihood of merger and acquisition transaction success, executive leaders should:
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