Practical Insights (Blog)

Five Common M&A Pitfalls to Avoid

70-80% of all M&As fail to achieve their financial goals

As stock prices and corporate cash levels continue to be close to record highs, and interest rates stay near historic lows, M&A activity over the coming year is set to remain high.

For CEOs and private equity executives with ambitious growth targets, acquiring another company can be a very attractive proposition. Yet survey after survey reports that as many as half of all mergers and acquisitions concluded don’t achieve their financial goals, and between 70-80% don’t create significant value. In the face of these disappointing statistics it’s an imperative for executives to change the way they approach transactions. 

Topics: mergers and acquisitons operational due diligence

Four Key Themes in Private Equity for 2017: Part Two, The Impact of An Increase in Corporate Divestitures

Dan Ginsberg, EVP and Mark McTigue, VP, Private Equity discuss the significant impact an increase in corporate divestitures is having on the market.

At the beginning of the year, we set out four key themes that we believed would have a significant impact on the PE market this year. Now that we are beyond the halfway point of 2017, we’re taking the opportunity to dive deeper into topic two on our list: An increase in corporate divestitures. We will examine the bearing this has had on the PE market so far this year and what continued impact it is likely to have as the year progresses.

Topics: Private Equity Divestiture