Mergers & Acquisitions Publications

  • Maximizing Your Merger's Potential

    February 10, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Companies are using merger integration as a catalyst for achieving the full potential for both companies’ operations. But the path to success isn’t the same for every company.

  • Sometimes Companies Need to Break Up Too. Is It Time for to Split Up?

    March 23, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    When it comes to a smart separation, these are the factors that distinguish winners from underperformers.

  • Overcoming Synergy Odds in a Merger

    February 28, 2015 | Jakarta Post

    Most merging companies entering a deal do not have a clear understanding of the level of synergies they can expect through increased scale. In a Bain & Company survey of 352 global executives, overestimating synergies was the second most common reason for disappointing deal outcomes.

  • Sometimes Companies Need to Break Up Too

    February 25, 2015 | The Edge Markets

    The big question for boards and CEOs pondering a corporate separation is, "Does the breakup succeed in creating shareholder value?" The answer is, "sometimes."

  • Sometimes, Firms Need to Break Up Too

    February 05, 2015 | The Business Times

    The big question for boards and CEOs pondering a corporate separation is, "Does the breakup succeed in creating shareholder value?" The answer is, "sometimes."

  • Overcoming synergy odds in an M&A deal

    January 29, 2015 | The Business Times (Singapore)

    Most merging companies entering a deal do not have a clear understanding of the level of synergies they can expect through increased scale. In a Bain & Company survey of 352 global executives, overestimating synergies was the second most common reason for disappointing deal outcomes.

  • How Merging Companies Can Beat the Synergy Odds

    January 09, 2015 | Forbes.com

    The open secret about M&A is that most deals fail to generate the synergies companies expect when they announce a merger. But the best companies justify higher targets and provide a roadmap for achieving them.

  • Surviving (and Thriving from) a Breakup

    January 06, 2015 | CFO.com

    Separations can potentially deliver high returns, but they require CEOs and boards to thoroughly understand the most important contributors to success and to take a measured approach to spin-offs, even in the face of external pressures from investors.

  • Post-Merger Integration - Bain Seoul

    March 18, 2013 | Merger Integration | Maekyung Economy

    Last year represented the height of M&A’s in Korea. Conducted by financial investors and strategic investors alike the M&A traffic is increasing as ever and 2013 looks like another banner year for M&A industry.

  • Keeping customers first in merger integration

    November 03, 2011 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    Mergers can lead quickly to customer attrition, but companies can avoid that if they adopt the customer’s view of the merger when they make important integration decisions.