Mergers & Acquisitions Publications

  • How to Manage Change During a Merger Integration

    November 15, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Many post-merger change efforts fall short of expectations. Companies that build a strong foundation after a merger and then cascade the change throughout the organization are best positioned to succeed.

  • Beyond Kumbaya: Three Steps to Managing Change and Bringing People Together After a Merger

    August 07, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    If you do not invest time and resources in change management, people and cultural issues will eat all your anticipated synergies for breakfast—and your entire company for lunch.

  • Change Management in Merger Integration

    June 14, 2017 | Bain Brief

    How to overcome people issues and culture clashes in mergers to build a better company.

  • Boosting the Odds of Success for Japan's Outbound M&A

    December 14, 2016 | Bain Brief

    As more Japanese companies look overseas for their growth, winners will tailor their acquisitions approach to the types of deals they pursue.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.