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A global recovery is helping the value of mergers and acquisitions to grow across a broad geographic and industry spectrum. While the number and size of deals are on the rise, history shows that most transactions fail to add value or achieve anticipated synergies. To avoid the pitfalls that often come with buying and integrating companies, acquirers need to devote significant time and energy to the process. Boston Consulting Group professionals offer timely research and advice to firms looking to create growth and value, and getAbstract recommends their expert work to corporate executives and strategic planners.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How global M&A is growing,
  • Why many companies fail to achieve their goals via M&A, and
  • What acquirers need to do to prepare for and integrate an acquisition.
 

About the Authors

Jens Kengelbach et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.

 

Summary

The transaction value of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 rose 20% over the previous year to nearly $2 trillion, and 2015 promises to be another robust year. North American–based companies led the pack in 2014 with an 18% annual increase in M&A to reach $1 trillion in total deal value. The Asia-...

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