With significant, transformational megadeals announced in each of the past two quarters, it is no surprise that a normal, healthy quarter like our third may seem less exciting. However, after the dust settled, acquisitions of foreign businesses were up 37% from the same period in the prior year. And our Spotlight article this quarter focuses on Winning the Integration Marathon.
PwC’s 2014 Integration Survey: Winning the Integration Marathon
M&A integration is a marathon of strategic, financial and operational challenges that requires a rapid start, but also a consistent focus on the finish line. Those who understand the proper integration momentum, including early planning, rapid execution and long-term commitment, may be able to realize the full value of their M&A activities.