This topic is about navigating through obstacles, and in the end, having a successful acquisition that improves total company performance.
It isn’t necessarily easy being in a situation where the purchase of a supplementing company may be an answer, as a way to either create growth, access new markets or customers, add to the product portfolio or supplement the company knowhow (e.g. in order to perform a digital transformation).
The task of identifying the most suitable company, together with understanding the pitfalls of a due diligence and finally actually harvest the synergies and other planned gains from the acquisition may not be straight forward.
SPECIFIC ISSUES AND KNOWLEDGE NEEDED TO MAKE DECISIONS
- Is our strategy for M&A right?
- Is there a way to avoid information overload?
- What are the key areas to be aware of in the whole process?
- How do we secure that we obtain the planned improvements from the acquisition?