Acquisitions can propel companies to competitive advantage faster than organic growth can deliver. Carried out well, they can grab headlines and secure ‘CEO saviour’ or ‘leader’ reputations. Carried out badly they can also destroy value and create ‘CEO scoundrels’ as we saw with the UK’s Sir Fred Goodwin’s ABN AMRO purchase; poorly delivered and overpaid at exactly the wrong time.
Research and experience show that many acquisitions fail to meet expectations or deliver the ideas or concepts behind the original strategy and some even fail altogether as the purchaser does not deliver shareholder value and return on capital lags on forecasts.
Our Acquisitions guide provides a detailed overview of the four corners of M&A (economies of scale, shareholder value, disruption and synergies) together with practical advise on how to ‘buy right’.
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