Mergers and Acquisition

Mergers and Acquisition

Integration of corporate transactions into the overall strategy.

M&A and divestments are increasingly decisive for corporate success. Why? Growth promotes value creation, and acquisitions offer an opportunity to grow when organic growth is limited. Actively pruning the business portfolio over time also helps a company maintain its ability to create value. It’s not easy – most M&A actually destroys value. The key is to manage corporate transactions like an industrial process, not like an occasional activity.

Few events unleash as much opportunity to create value as a well-conceived—and well-executed—transaction. We partner with clients to maximize the success of their M&A activity.

We bring our clients unrivaled transaction and integration expertise, deep industry knowledge, a global network cultivated over the course of nearly 100 years, and a focus on building institutional and executive M&A capabilities—to strengthen M&A programs long term.

Our record is unparalleled. We support most of the world’s largest transactions, working successfully with leading global companies and executives—including programmatic deal makers who are reshaping their industries. 

Priorities

Our M&A client service focuses on several priorities:

  • Portfolio transformation. Evidence suggests that static portfolios underperform. In contrast, active owners use programmatic M&A and selective divestitures to continually shift their portfolios toward better industry exposure and assets. The best keep moving. We help clients do that wisely and effectively.
  • Seamless end-to-end delivery. From strategy and capital planning all the way through the final steps of integration execution, we help clients identify the best path to shareholder value.
  • Translating strategy into action. Few companies align their strategy and M&A program sufficiently. We help companies make these links explicitly and translate this into clear blueprints for making deals (acquisitions and separations).
  • Flawless execution. Glitches can occur at any point in a transaction or during integration or separation. We help clients spot hurdles early—and clear them.
  • Capturing insights. We help clients refine their deal-making approaches over time to reflect their unique context.
  • Learning and capability building. We focus on client skill building day-to-day and in more programmatic ways to make M&A a competitive advantage that is distinctive and repeatable.

Navigating business challenges together.