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Managing the market’s reaction to M&A deals

Posted May 31, 2016

Source: McKinsey

Announcement effects are a good instant measure of market sentiment but a poor indicator of longer-term value creation.

Nothing supports the integration of a major acquisition like the sense that the market has blessed it. Managers watch their company’s share price closely in the days following the public announcement of a deal, if only to reassure themselves that they didn’t overpay and that their efforts to value synergies, plan communications, and navigate legislative hurdles didn’t overlook anything.

This use of announcement effects as a gauge of M&A’s success persists among both practitioner ...

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Delivering Synergies in M&A Integration Like a Pro

Posted May 31, 2016

Source: DealCloserBlog

Synergy Estimation

Many times, synergy estimates are based on imperfect information and guess work, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As I mentioned in my last post about mobilizing your PMI strategy, it all comes down to having the right people in place to make the assumptions a little closer to “perfect.” You need knowledgeable people on your cross-functional teams who have operational and PMI exper ...

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