M&A Integrations/Divestitures

Our Work - M&A Integrations and Divestitures

"Sixty percent of mergers destroy shareholder value in the company making the acquisition.”

- Canadian Business

Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures are among the most dramatic events a company can go through. Most fail to deliver on their initial promise. There are lots of reasons for failure: not moving quickly enough; not going deep enough; aggregating the businesses rather than transforming them; not bringing people along; disconnects between strategy and operations; overlooking key supports like technology and HR. They all boil down to failures of execution. “A majority of mergers do not succeed…Failures were due to poor implementation rather than a flaw in the transaction itself.”

- U.S. Federal Trade Commission study

Leman Group brings a disciplined and proven approach to M&A integration and divestiture disentanglement. From merger of equals to bolt-on whale/minnow deals, we know how to steer clear of the pitfalls and navigate quickly and safely through to the “new normal” on the other side of the integration.