Mergers and Acquisitions strategy consulting

M&A deals help you pivot fast, but it's unchartered territory. We can help you stay on course to drive strategic value from your pursuits.

Move your M&A with speed and certainty

At a time of unprecedented disruption and an increased focus on innovation, keeping up with market change is an everyday endeavor. To compete and capitalize on new opportunities, you have to constantly build, refine, and invigorate your portfolio.

One of the quickest ways to do it? Inorganic growth—joint ventures, alliances, mergers, and acquisitions—coupled with divestitures when needed. Still, it's no easy feat.

Your M&A decisions must align with your business objectives and be promising at the same time. It sounds simple, but it's difficult to master. With extensive experience planning and executing, we help companies quickly and cost effectively add strategic capabilities and reach.

Having supported some of the largest and most complex mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in history, we can help you create value through M&A—faster and with greater certainty.

The speed and scale mergers and acquisitions (M&A) provide are crucial―allowing NGOs to create more holistic change, faster than ever before.

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Capabilities

Our cross-functional background enables us to jump in at any point in the process to see your initiative through, from research to onboarding.

Corporate strategy

Get the right strategic fit. We help you make better decisions on why, where and when to invest to align with business objectives.

Target screening

Source the right deal. We'll assess potential and key business drivers to help you prioritize candidates.

Due diligence

Challenge assumptions. Our market, customer, competitor and technology insights help you conduct thorough diligence to choose the right target.

Merger integration

Deliver on the synergies. We'll help you reap the benefits of your deal with confidence.

Divestitures and carve-outs

Let go to grow. We'll build a strategy to help you achieve your divestiture objectives.

Analytics

Get actionable insights. We use advanced analytics to drive performance, expedite the M&A deal cycle and improve decision making.

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How we work

Value capture

Focusing on large-scale transformation, we know where to look across the investment cycle for additional value.

Functional expertise

Our dedicated practice carries in-depth knowledge of strategy, supply chain, IT, sales, marketing, finance and change management.

Global reach

Our global network enables us to draw upon the best talent and resources for every project.

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Mergers & Acquisitions blogs

Culture in M&A: A source of opportunity

Accenture’s Katherine LaVelle explains how critical culture is to the future combined company.

It takes time for High Tech to revisit M&A playbooks

Accenture M&A deal activity within High Tech sectors has roared back and is likely to continue. Read how the industry is preparing their playbooks.

Energy portfolio restructuring: Charting the future

Accenture shares 3 key value levers for a low-carbon future as the energy transition requires all oil and gas companies to rethink their portfolios.

Case studies

SABB and Alawwal Bank come together for the first-ever banking merger in Saudi Arabia.

To focus on high-growth market segments in the semiconductor sector, NXP needed to divest a leg of business.

A life sciences company wanted to sell business that had a foothold in 24 countries. We made it happen.

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Frequently asked questions

Accenture analysis shows that companies that flex their M&A muscle regularly often see better business results, building a strong foundation for future growth. Efficiency can be an important source of value, but increasingly deals are struck to gain innovation capabilities or access to highly skilled talent. In any case, it is critical that the merger or acquisition aligns with the long-term vision of the company.

Accenture found that just 27% of M&A deals resulted in both operating margin improvement and revenue growth. Looking at what drove the success of these transactions, we found that company leaders do two things in the short term that help in the long term. First, leaders created a long-term blueprint for the intended synergies and the new operating model prior to closing the deal. Second, a financially savvy executive remained involved post-close to ensure the company achieved the expected financial value from that blueprint.

For any company, growth and innovation don’t happen without the engagement of its people. Successfully addressing the talent side of the equation is key to maximizing M&A value. This includes making people partners in change and focusing on issues like culture and skilling as a deal progresses. In doing so, one size fits none: deal type and intent are key to determine the approach for designing the new organization.

Applying technology helps companies derive greater results from their deals. Using analytics techniques, teams can design the new, combined organization faster. Similarly, leaders are turning to cloud technologies to both smooth and speed deal making and integration. Overall, digital technologies can add speed and certainty, while fostering new M&A-related business models previously not possible.

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