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A new playbook for today’s M&A deals

December 7, 2022

RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

Main motivation for M&A deals, as % of total

Which deal pathways are on the rise?

Builder

Build onto a portfolio of products and services, through full integration of the target.

Ecosystem

Extend the business outside the core, including experimenting in new areas of growth.

Architect

Gain long-term capabilities that affect existing and future revenue.

Controller

Seek to control another entity for supply or finances, often at arm’s length.

Protector

Defend the current portfolio through full integration.

Accenture research reveals an increased focus on technology infographic.

What makes ecosystem deals different?

What behaviors help companies realize deal growth potentials?

Why rewrite your M&A playbook?

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J. Neely

Senior Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions Global Lead


Sven Wahle

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Europe Lead

Austin Corbett

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions


Karen Fang Grant

Global Research Lead – Industry Networks & Programs

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