Postmerger Integration

Postmerger Integration


Postmerger Integration

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Industry Focus

March 2016
How to boost the odds that your M&A deal delivers the value you’re counting on? Start planning early for success—using a proven five-step process.
February 2016
Amid a wave of consolidation, A&D companies can maximize merger synergies and position the combined company for success from the moment the deal closes.
April 2014
Although small in scale relative to the acquiring company, midsize acquisitions are becoming important to creating value in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Mergers & Acquisitions

October 2015
M&A recovered to 2005–2006 levels in 2014, and deal volume and value continued to show strength in the first two quarters of 2015.
October 2015
Using BCG’s proprietary database of more than 40,000 M&A transactions since 1990, we examined whether companies can acquire their way to growth and value.
October 2015
Research, including our own, repeatedly shows that acquisitions more often than not destroy value. But experienced acquirers create value for their shareholders.
October 2015
Companies making multiple acquisitions are far more successful than “one-timers,” which lack experience and have exaggerated expectations and poor processes.
September 2015
Chinese acquirers complete just 67 percent of their outbound M&A deals, often because of flawed strategies and ineffective deal management. Here’s how to improve that record.
January 2015
Successful M&A in China is not easy. Two steps are particularly daunting: regulatory approval and postmerger integration. But experience shows that both can be successfully managed.

Creating Value

July 2015

When it comes to value creation, companies can learn a lot from those that deliver superior TSR relative to their peers despite strong economic headwinds. 

September 2013
The stories of three companies explore the wide range of contexts in which leaders must find strategies for value—and how they can use the value patterns concept to unlock new sources of value.
September 2012
We've identified ten different value patterns—distinctive company starting positions that cut across industry boundaries and shape the range and types of strategic moves most likely to create value.
June 2012
To understand how value patterns work, consider the story of the one we call high-value brands.

Trends in PMI

May 2008
As the economic screws tighten, acquirers are under mounting pressure to realize synergies from their targets as quickly as possible.
January 2008

Instead of treating the integration of business functions as a narrow exercise in cost reduction, companies should use PMI to rethink how a particular function can enhance value.

June 2007

The success of a postmerger integration effort is largely determined by the strategic and tactical choices that leaders make before the PMI is executed.