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High-performance businesses are constantly searching for ways to renew their portfolio of businesses to protect existing markets and enter new ones.
Merging with, or acquiring, an existing company is one of the key ways that such companies realize their growth goals.
Accenture provides a suite of services that can help companies identify M&A targets that will support their growth strategies. We help create a road map to mitigate risk and achieve the projected benefits—while allowing the organization to concentrate on its normal day-to-day business.
Because our pre-deal processes are highly efficient and can be scaled up or down according to the size of the potential deal, clients are able to align their pre-deal expenditures more effectively with the value they ultimately hope to generate from the transaction.
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Accenture is uniquely qualified to help organizations optimize their portfolios in the pursuit of growth and, ultimately, high performance:
Unmatched M&A leadership. We have worked on six of the 10 largest mergers worldwide in the past 10 years.
Scale and scope. In the past five years, we have advised clients in more than 850 M&A projects globally.
Global operating model. We have a team of more than 2,500 M&A and alliance practitioners around the world, which enables us to draw upon the best talent and resources for every client project.
Strong delivery and execution skills. Our deep experience managing and implementing major enterprise-wide projects helps to minimize the risk in any transaction. Underpinning this is the Accenture Global Delivery Network, the largest and most diversified group of technology, business process and outsourcing professionals in the world.
Ability to drive transformative change. We know where to look for additional value that is typically missed by our competitors.
M&A thought leadership. We have multiple patents for important tools, methodologies and frameworks (including our M&A Playbook and Intelligent Clean Room) and have been published extensively on key aspects of M&A, divestitures, alliances and joint ventures.
Contact us to find out how Accenture can help your company achieve high performance through M&A excellence.
Accenture’s suite of M&A services includes:
Strategy. Accenture can help clients develop the right M&A strategy by blending industry benchmarks and opportunities specific to the merging companies. We also help companies develop their own in-house M&A capability for future activity
Target screening. Accenture’s approach is value-driven rather than simply financial, helping to decide whether a proposed acquisition fills strategic gaps.
Due diligence. Accenture helps companies address this critical challenge by identifying and estimating the effect of synergies; pinpointing where technology can be used to create more value, conducting strategic, operational and IT due diligence; and identifying conflicts and potential risks.
Merger integration. Effectively integrating an acquisition is the most important success factor in any M&A. Accenture has identified eight key success factors and has developed a three-phase approach to merger integration.
Carve-outs and divestures. Accenture can help companies throughout the entire timeline of the divesture process, from conception through separation using a proprietary divesture framework. The framework includes a comprehensive methodology and toolsets that help companies plan, set up and execute the separation or carve-out of business units or subsidiaries.
Internal M&A capability development. Accenture collaborates with clients to build M&A organizations—a sort of M&A “machine”—that can generate predictable, repeatable and value-driven results. Along the way, we use a host of customizable tools and methodologies based on industry-leading practices, among them playbooks for each stage of the M&A lifecycle, which speed results and knowledge transfer. Using the M&A Maturity Model, we can also help organizations asses their M&A capabilities and address any shortcomings effectively.
Joint venture/alliances strategy. Accenture’s comprehensive joint venture and alliance services and experience help companies identify, craft and implement growth-generating arrangements that contribute to high performance. We use a rigorous partner screening framework and address critical financial, legal and administrative considerations for all potential relationships with our strategic, commercial and operational due diligence services. In addition, our comprehensive alliance and joint venture set-up capabilities and methodologies help companies quickly implement relationships and, thus, accelerate time to value.
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