How Companies Can Improve Value Through M&A
Beating the odds
Board members and executives at Fortune 500 companies in the Consumer and Industrial Products (C&IP) industry generally accept the “rule of thumb” that 40 percent of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) transactions fail to provide the value anticipated. And why shouldn’t they? The figures are widely reported and legitimized by academic research, cited by industry peers, and reinforced by well-reputed consulting firms.
It is logical to assume — rule of thumb or no — that a portion of M&A transactions do add value.