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Profiting from M&A


May 7, 2015

M&A is booming across the globe and in multiple sectors so Deloitte took the pulse of the trend with a new survey of 800 executives at US companies to find out what drives successful integrations and what hinders them. The survey found that 30% of M&A integration efforts fell short of success. Respondents most often cited unexpected 1) post-merger challenges, a 2) slow or delayed integration and 3) an unprepared management team as reasons for disappointed expectations. The top success factors were strong executive leadership support, involvement of management from both sides, development of a detailed project plan and a consistent and transparent communications strategy

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