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Mergers & Acquisitions

The question isn’t whether to do deals but how to do them so that they create sustainable value. Our answer: Use M&A as an integral part of your global growth strategy, plan for opportunities long before they arise, and build a repeatable acquisition model honed through frequent, continuous deal making. Our M&A advisory experts can help you every step of the way to:

  • Improve your odds of success by honing your M&A strategy and objectives, developing your M&A team and capabilities, and building a repeatable process.

  • Take due diligence to the next level with a fact-based, rigorously quantified assessment that helps you ward off deal fever, spot synergies others miss, and prepare for integration long before the deal is inked.

  • Capture maximum value from corporate acquisitions with a battle-tested approach to integration that mitigates the many risks that can undercut a deal’s anticipated synergies.

  • Attain the highest possible return from divestitures by preparing the asset for sale, running a low-risk carve-out program and shaping the remaining business to thrive post-transaction. We can also help you maximize the value of spin-offs and joint ventures and alliances.

How We Can Help

See the big picture

Articulate your aspirations, size the growth gap, align M&A strategy with your overall strategy, decide where to invest and divest, and prioritize opportunities

Create a repeatable model

Define objectives and sources of value, develop an M&A program based on frequency, size and timing of deals, and build the team and processes that support consistent deal making

Build critical capabilities

Generate a full list of targets, develop a screening framework, create an M&A roadmap and devise a plan to approach targets and build relationships

Rethink risk versus safety

Understand the realities of scale versus scope, and why scale is not necessarily safe and scope is not necessarily risky

Our industry-leading work spans corporate strategy, private-equity investing and related disciplines. We'll work with you to:

  • Advise on strategy and screening, due diligence, integration, divestitures and separations, joint ventures/alliances, corporate finance, and much more.

  • Apply a comprehensive set of best-in-class diagnostics, frameworks, proprietary benchmarks and other analytics tools and capabilities to guide target prioritization and screening, integration workflows and other essential elements of successful M&A.

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