Mergers & Acquisitions

Signing a merger or acquisition deal is only the first step of a long journey. The ultimate goal is to generate faster revenue growth and maximize value created by the deal. However, studies show that most mergers and acquisitions fail, destroying value instead of creating it. Almost two-thirds of these failed transactions are due to poor planning and execution of the post-deal integration phase. Executives who have participated in major acquisitions stress the importance of this critical period.

Senior management’s close and unwavering attention during this time is vital. Even the best-planned transactions can fail if you don’t implement a systematic and timely integration strategy—the transition period immediately prior to closing and the first 100 days afterward are crucial.

Using our proven methodology, we help clients focus their resources on integrating the operations of newly acquired companies. Our strengths are speed and focus, and our professionals have the depth of experience to make a potentially stressful transition as painless as possible.

The PwC Approach

PwC’s M&A integration specialists help clients achieve rapid integration to capture desired synergies and allow for a quick return to "business as usual". This helps increase shareholder value and free up human and financial capital for reinvestment in core operations.

Our capabilities include both integration specialists and functional specialists to assist in the management and coordination of overall integration activities enterprise-wide, and  to provide tactical experience in critical functional areas as needed.

The Benefit to You

You set the objectives for your deal. We help you achieve them. PwC provides clients with three
key benefits in support of their integrations:

  • Smooth transaction close and post-close transition — we provide integration specialists to help ensure a smooth transaction close and help mitigate the significant risks that exist during the first 3 to 6 months post close
  • Early realization of synergies — we deliver robust synergy analysis, implementation, and tracking to drive behavior and help meet or exceed synergy targets
  • Tactical implementation — we offer a full range of functional expertise to complement your resources at appropriate times throughout the integration


Mergers and Acquisitions – Tax