According to Harvard Business Review research, 70-90% of M&A deals fail. Poor planning and execution at all stages of the deal contribute significantly to this high failure rate. Further, Protiviti research has shown that the most common mistakes an organization can make during a transaction include improper planning and poor due diligence, to only name a few. A robust integration plan addresses these key risk areas and offers dealmakers the greatest opportunity for success.
In this article, we discuss best practices that will improve the chances of a successful transaction, from setting the pre-deal stage with the right participants to managing post-close activities.