Publications

  • Maximizing Your Merger's Potential

    February 10, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Companies are using merger integration as a catalyst for achieving the full potential for both companies’ operations. But the path to success isn’t the same for every company.

  • Overcoming Synergy Odds in a Merger

    February 28, 2015 | Jakarta Post

    Most merging companies entering a deal do not have a clear understanding of the level of synergies they can expect through increased scale. In a Bain & Company survey of 352 global executives, overestimating synergies was the second most common reason for disappointing deal outcomes.

  • Overcoming synergy odds in an M&A deal

    January 29, 2015 | The Business Times (Singapore)

    Most merging companies entering a deal do not have a clear understanding of the level of synergies they can expect through increased scale. In a Bain & Company survey of 352 global executives, overestimating synergies was the second most common reason for disappointing deal outcomes.

  • How Merging Companies Can Beat the Synergy Odds

    January 09, 2015 | Forbes.com

    The open secret about M&A is that most deals fail to generate the synergies companies expect when they announce a merger. But the best companies justify higher targets and provide a roadmap for achieving them.

  • Keeping customers first in merger integration

    November 03, 2011 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    Mergers can lead quickly to customer attrition, but companies can avoid that if they adopt the customer’s view of the merger when they make important integration decisions.

  • Should You Always Merge Cultures?

    April 30, 2003 | Bain Merger Integration | Harvard Management Update

    Mid-size mergers are an important source of growth. But how you handle cultural integration can make or break the deal. Read Bain & Co. consultants Till Vestring, Brian King, and Ted Rouse's research on the topic of when to--and when not to--merge cultures.