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Despite growing deal activity, many potential buyers remain on the sidelines and risk getting caught in a no-growth trap: cautiously holding on to cash or returning it to shareholders through dividends and buybacks. By reassessing internal hurdle rates, companies can unlock new opportunities for growth.
Companies are using merger integration as a catalyst for achieving the full potential for both companies’ operations. But the path to success isn’t the same for every company.
As more Chinese companies turn to outbound M&A to expand capabilities and fuel growth, they’re discovering that they need to master a new set of rules.
Arguably, the single best way to ruin a CEO’s day is to report that an activist is on the phone and has just taken a position in the CEO’s company.
Many companies are holding on to their cash or returning it to shareholders when they could be investing in growth.
With more CEOs and boards considering spinning off a business, winning strategies are starting to emerge.
Some outperformers justify higher targets because they know how to achieve them.
Leaders focus on making new opportunities happen, while planning for long-term savings.
Deal making has always been cyclical, and the last few years have felt like another low point in the cycle. But the historical success of M&A as a growth strategy comes into sharp relief when you look at the data.
Practical tools for measuring cultural differences—and for managing the challenge of combining two organizations.
Most top performers rely on M&A for a significant part of their growth.
Deal making has always been cyclical, and the last few years have felt like another low point in the cycle.
Looking back at the first decade of this century, it is clear that many companies succeeded in delivering superior shareholder returns using M&A as a weapon for competitive advantage.
A superabundance of capital will influence the shape and tempo of global economic growth through the end of the decade. For business leaders, the trick will be avoiding the bubbles and instead uncovering the real growth opportunities in advanced and developing economies.
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