M&A Deal Evaluation: Challenging Metrics Myths

In the world of mergers and acquisitions, emphasis is often placed on evaluation metrics that look as if they tell the story, but they can be misleading.

What Shape is Your Curve?

Curves are magnificent things. Think of the Jaguar E-Type, the Sydney Opera House, or a Coca-Cola bottle. Mergers have curves too. Synergy curves. They reveal the measure of attractiveness of the deal, either up front as part of a due diligence exercise or when evaluating the deal’s ultimate success.