How Technology Will Transform M&A in 2019 and Beyond

Mergers and acquisitions are becoming larger, more complex, and more valuable than ever before. Recent years have seen a rise in “mega-mergers” such as Disney-Fox, AT&T-Time Warner, CVS Health-Aetna, and Heinz-Kraft—each one worth tens of billions of dollars.

What’s more, it’s not just giant corporations that are merging. According to Accenture Research, 87 percent of firms have acquired another company in the past two years.

As this growth in M&A activity continues, businesses will need cutting-edge technological solutions in order to successfully execute the transaction. In this article, we’ll discuss 3 ways that technology will transform M&A in the short and medium term.

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On Wednesday, March 27th, we hosted a live webinar,  Start with the Exit in Mind, Building M&A value from startup to exit. The webinar focused primarily on M&A strategies and how to drive high valuation in the tech sector in the shortest amount of time.

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The Post-Merger Synergy: How to Avoid Common M&A Pitfalls and Risks

The first nine months of 2018 saw record-breaking M&A activity of $3.3 trillion--yet months or years later, many of these deals will fall short of expectations. One classic KPMG study found that 83 percent of mergers fail to boost shareholders' returns.

Mergers and acquisitions are always a perilous situation for all parties involved, yet businesses continue to believe that the potential upsides are worth the risks. The good news is that by applying foresight and taking proactive steps, you'll be much more likely to have a successful merger.

In this blog post, we'll give a quick rundown of the challenges that businesses face during and after M&A activity--and how you can overcome them.

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