Practical Insights (Blog)

Chemicals M&A Outlook: Where Perfect Storm Meets Perfect Opportunity

4 Key questions every chemicals executive should be asking

Mark Montanari, VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas at Maine Pointe, outlines how executives in the US chemicals industry can take advantage of a buoyant M&A market to turn the supply chain into a competitive weapon to enable growth.

 

Topics: mergers and acquisitons chemical industry consulting

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