Merging Alliances: Ignore at Your Own Risk

By Douglas Tuttle – Deloitte With U.S. companies pursuing alliances, joint ventures, and/or partnerships in record numbers, most merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions are bound to involve dozens if not hundreds of strategic business-tobusiness relationships (which we’ll call “alliances” for short). Yet few merging companies devote as much time and effort to integrating alliances as they do to … Read more

Banking On Consolidation: To Gain The Scale Needed To Compete, Mid-Tier Firms Need To Join Forces

Banking On Consolidation: To Gain The Scale Needed To Compete, Mid-Tier Firms Need To Join Forces

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
The U.S. banking industry has largely sat out the impressive surge in M&A activity of the last few years. Total deal volume hit a record US$2.3 trillion in 2015 — up 64 percent over 2014. But banks accounted for just 3 percent of the total value, despite the fact that they account for 9.3 percent of total market capitalization. […] Read more

Banking On Consolidation: To Gain The Scale Needed To Compete, Mid-Tier Firms Need To Join Forces

By Doug Stotz, Arjun Saxena and Sanchit Tiwari – PricewaterhouseCoopers The U.S. banking industry has largely sat out the impressive surge in M&A activity of the last few years. Total deal volume hit a record US$2.3 trillion in 2015 — up 64 percent over 2014. But banks accounted for just 3 percent of the total value, despite the fact that they account … Read more

Global Capital Confidence Barometer – Does Seizing Competitive Advantage Mean Deals Take Center Stage?

Figure 1 What is your perspective on the state of the economy today at the global level?

by Ernst & Young
Deals take center stage as companies reinvent their corporate strategy in response to a permanently reshaped landscape. Everything is changing for executives — except the expectations of their investors and stakeholders around higher growth and returns. Profitable growth is a mainstay demand of business. The list of what is changing includes unprecedented technological advances, the blurring of sector lines, uneven geographic growth, workforce dynamics and more geopolitical uncertainty. […] Read more

Global Capital Confidence Barometer – Does Seizing Competitive Advantage Mean Deals Take Center Stage?

Mergers, acquisitions and alliances in the spotlight as companies seek innovation to redefine their strategy By Ernst & Young Key findings M&A outlook The need to respond to challenges while navigating a complex and fast-changing environment makes dealmaking an imperative, not an option. Executives are looking at more targets, and deals will tend to be smaller. … Read more

Global Transportation And Logistics M&A Deals Insights Q3 2016

Figure 1 Value and volume by numbers-Transportation and Logistics

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
Global transportation and logistics M&A activity remained stable in 2016 with 50+ deals in each quarter, though Q3 2016 was slightly less active. With 50 deals, the quarter saw a decline of 11% in deal volume compared to both Q2 2016 and Q3 2015. It appears general uncertainties related to the US presidential elections, the long-term impact of Brexit, and China’s economic growth paired with reduced forecasts of international trade activity may have impacted recent M&A activity. […] Read more

Global Transportation And Logistics M&A Deals Insights Q3 2016

By Darach Chapman, Jonathan Kletzel and Julian Smith– PricewaterhouseCoopers Executive summary Global transportation and logistics M&A activity remained stable in 2016 with 50+ deals in each quarter, though Q3 2016 was slightly less active. With 50 deals, the quarter saw a decline of 11% in deal volume compared to both Q2 2016 and Q3 2015. It appears general uncertainties related … Read more

Transformation Through M&A Integration

Transformation Through M&A Integration

by A.T. Kearney
A major acquisition is not only an opportunity to achieve synergies, but also a valuable “moment in time” to bring about true change. The best leaders get these transformational decisions right. Mergers create both excitement and anxiety for stakeholders, generating not only destabilizing uncertainty, but also malleability, which encourages openness to new ways of working. […] Read more

Transformation Through M&A Integration

By Sean Ryan, Lieven Caboor, Angus Hodgson – A.T. Kearney A major acquisition is not only an opportunity to achieve synergies, but also a valuable “moment in time” to bring about true change. The best leaders get these transformational decisions right. Integration as a Catalyst for Transformation Mergers bring unique opportunities. Unfortunately, these often get squandered because people and organizations … Read more

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