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Mergers & Acquisitions in the digital age: Value delivered faster

Combining expertise in strategy and technology to create and execute robust M&A strategies that generate superior value.

Overview

The most successful companies continuously refresh and energize their growth strategies to capitalize on new market opportunities and remain competitive. Oftentimes, doing so involves inorganic approaches to building and refining their portfolio—creating alliances, executing mergers or acquisitions, or divesting businesses that no longer fit.

Accenture Strategy provides a suite of services that can help companies create and maintain a robust portfolio. Companies looking to acquire or merge with another entity, or to shed a non-core or underperforming asset, have benefited from our deep experience in M&A strategy, target screening, due diligence, merger integration, carve-outs and divestitures. Enterprises also have leveraged our strong capabilities in developing and implementing joint venture and alliance strategies to quickly and cost-effectively add critical new capabilities and reach.

Having supported some of the largest and most complex mergers and divestitures in history, we are uniquely qualified to help clients create value from M&A – faster and with greater certainty.

Why Accenture

Positioned at the intersection of business and technology, Accenture Strategy is uniquely qualified to help organizations optimize their portfolios:

M&A leadership: We have led or had a significant role on the three largest mergers worldwide in the past years.

Deep experience: In the past years, we have advised clients in more than 600 deals globally.

Broad skills: Our deep experience managing and implementing major enterprise-wide projects helps to minimize the risk in any transaction.

Value capture: Our M&A practitioners have large scale transformation experience and bring skills across the entire investment lifecycle. We know where to look for additional value that is typically missed by our competitors.

Deep functional expertise: We have a dedicated global M&A practice with deep experience in Strategy, Supply Chain, IT, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Change Management.

Global capability: Our network of M&A strategists in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere helps enable us to draw upon the best talent and resources for every client project.

CAPABILITIES

Corporate Strategy
Accenture M&A strategists help companies identify where to invest, what to build, what to acquire and how to achieve desired strategic outcomes.

Acquisition/Alliance Target screening
Our teams work with clients to assess the synergy potential in acquisitions or alliances, identify and prioritize acquisition/alliance candidates, and understand the key drivers of the target business.

Due Diligence
Corporate teams and financial buyers benefit from our unparalleled insights at the intersection of business and technology when conducting commercial, operational, and technology due diligence.

Merger Integration
After an acquisition or merger has been consummated, we help clients quickly and with greater certainty generate the benefits on which their deal was based.

Divestitures and Carve-Outs
We help clients define and successfully execute their divestiture and carve-out strategies to maximize value and minimize risk of failure.

M&A Capability Development
We work with clients to develop the critical internal processes, skills and tools that help them to independently develop and execute their M&A and growth strategies.

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