Global Mergers & Acquisitions activity broke all records in 2021, reaching $5.8 trillion for the first time and shattering the 2007 record of $4.55 trillion. In fact, more than 62,000 M&A activities transpired in 2021.
That’s a lot of activity and a lot of money — but will it result in actual added value? In theory, yes. But when we consider the practice of mergers and acquisitions happening in real-time, data and experience gives us a different answer: most will not result in the value organizations anticipate when they start the project.
That’s because up to 90% of M&A activities fail, even among companies that choose to partner with well-known expert advisory firms.
The reasons behind this sobering statistic are many and complex. In this paper you will learn:
Six most common reasons why M&A activities fail
and destroy value for middle-market companies
The role consulting firms often play in those failures
Steps to avoid pitfalls that plague so many businesses
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