Publications

  • Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report 2018

    April 18, 2018 | Bain report

    Powered by rising demand worldwide for medical services, healthcare private equity activity soared in 2017.

  • Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report 2017

    April 19, 2017 | Bain report

    Private equity investors latched onto healthcare as a safe haven in 2016, pushing total deal value to its highest level since 2007.

  • 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.

  • Why Some Merging Companies Become Synergy Overachievers

    August 13, 2014 | Bain Brief

    About 70% of merging companies overestimate synergies according to new Bain & Company analysis comparing deal announcements with the performance of 31,000 companies. They typically don’t know the level of synergies they can expect by getting bigger. Rare companies become synergy overachievers. They

  • Integrating cultures after a merger

    December 11, 2013 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    The key reason for the failure of so many mergers and acquisitions? Culture clash. Companies’ values and ways of working are just too different. Now, however, experienced acquirers have developed powerful tools for managing and measuring cultural integration—tools that pave the way to deal success.

  • 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.