Although the term “synergy” often describes the rationale behind mergers and acquisitions, the metrics that define it remain elusive. In this illuminating study, Boston Consulting Group professionals gathered evidence to investigate the relationships between acquirer behaviors and M&A outcomes 12 to 18 months after a transaction. Perhaps not surprisingly, the research found that success inevitably lies in management discipline. getAbstract recommends this instructive study to CEOs and others involved in the M&A decision-making process.
About the Authors
Decker Walker et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.