Perspectives

Does your billion-dollar unicorn have post-merger integration blues?

Part of the User Friendly podcast series

In 2017, the tech, media, and telecom (TMT) industry recorded an all-time high of 3,389 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions globally, worth a total of nearly $500 billion. While these transactions can yield big dividends—accelerating product roadmaps, gaining access to new technologies and markets, and fending off competitors—many are doomed from the start. In this episode of User Friendly, we'll focus on key considerations for conducting successful TMT mergers and acquisitions.

Post-merger integration hurdles

In this episode Marco Sguazzin and Joost Krikhaar discuss the main culprits for why so many M&A deals fail and the strategies to consider in order to conduct successful transactions in the TMT industry. While M&A transactions can yield big dividends, they present unique challenges. We'll dive into the hurdles that must be overcome to conduct successful M&A deals in the TMT industry.

Learn more about post-merger integration success.

In the long run integration is better than not integrating. Not integrating just simply leads to incompatible systems, incompatible technologies, no economies of scale. Integration is often best done in a way that is unique to that particular deal.

Post-merger integration hurdles

M&A trends 2018

The Deloitte M&A trends report looks at M&A activity by surveying more than 1,000 executives at corporations and private equity firms about the current year and their expectations for the next 12 months. The results of our fifth survey, The state of the deal: M&A trends 2018, point to strong deal activity ahead. There is virtually unanimous sentiment that deal size will increase, if not stay the same, compared with deals brokered in 2017. To find out more, explore the M&A trends report.

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