Businesses are facing increasing pressure to create value for their shareholders. To combat slowing organic growth and declining margins they often turn to M&A activities to gain the agility, market access or innovation power they lack.
It isn’t unusual for companies pursuing M&A activities to express high hopes that the deal will be a growth engine. The intention being that the resulting combination of products, people and pipelines will take the business to new heights.
Then reality sets in. The combined business has to deal with a presence in multiple markets, a larger and more diverse customer base, a more complex products and services portfolio, and a high level of people and operational complexity.
Cost synergies, a tangible and often quickly attainable goal, take precedence over the grinding work of formulating, isolating and tracking revenue metrics and growth efforts. Cost reduction goals can even conflict with revenue growth opportunities.
Little wonder then that a majority of M&A deals, intended specifically to enable growth, fail to achieve their expressed growth objective. While M&A activities can be a road to growth, the decision to make the deal is only the first of many decisions that will affect its outcome. What can acquisition-oriented businesses do— especially those pursuing transactions with strategic growth as a goal— to increase their chances of success?
Executing M&A transactions are among the most complex life events an enterprise will undertake, and market forces will likely keep M&A in the forefront of strategic importance for many years to come.
Deloitte has earned a preeminent reputation for serving the world’s most demanding clients, many of whom rely on us exclusively for M&A transaction and integration services.
Help to achieve greater scale through exploitation of complementary strengths
Identification and sharpening of capabilities to achieve a deeper market penetration
Advice on how to reduce exposure to one industry through diversification of the business
Put the organisation on the path to instant growth in market share and access to new geographical markets
Comprehensive range of services
We have a breadth of services well in excess of any investment bank allowing us to act seamlessly as a strategy one stop shop from origination to post merger integration. We go beyond financial aspects, helping you to handle side issues such as IT or Human Resources, crucial areas to extract the maximum value from a deal.
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As the leading Corporate Finance Advisory practice in the Swiss market, with the largest ISA team, we have a successful track record of creating value through transformational M&A for iconic global companies.
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We draw on best in class technology such as iDeal and Sprinklr, and extended delivery resource from DIJV India to improve efficiencies and offer greater value to our clients.
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