Enabling PMI: Building Capabilities for Effective Integration

Acquisitions too often fall short of their promised payoffs, and a frequent culprit is inadequate integration. Execution falters as people struggle under time pressures and lose sight of priorities. By investing in the underlying integration capabilities, companies can bring discipline and focus to their efforts to capture value from deals.

Trends in Postmerger Integration V: Cross-Border PMI

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are on the increase in virtually every sector across the globe. Although such transactions offer significant advantages, they also pose several postmerger integration (PMI) challenges, ranging from difficulties in obtaining reliable, accurate information about a target to cultural, political, and regulatory hurdles. This Focus discusses five major challenges and suggests various solutions, drawing on the experiences of companies that have … [ Read more ]

Special Issues in PMI: Dealing with Carve-Outs, Unions, and Other Challenges

As the economic screws tighten, acquirers are under mounting pressure to realize synergies from their targets as quickly as possible. BCG’s series of Focus Reports on postmerger integration (PMI) has already covered many of the keys to success but there are several special issues that demand careful strategic consideration. The third Focus Report in our series on PMI addresses four of these issues including carve-outs, … [ Read more ]