EIU / Accenture survey on Integrating Mergers and Acquisitions

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) just published the results of a survey of 600 executives (more than a fourth of them C-level executives or board members) on Integrating Acquisitions. Some of the key findings:

  • Countries that rank highest in projected M&A activity over the next 3 years:
    USA (95%)
    China (72%)
    Brazil (67%)
  • Most successful IT factors in your company’s most recent acquisition:
    Involving IT before closing the deal (29%)
    Establishing infrastructure compatibility (28%)
  • Top challenges for companies in your country making cross-border acquisitions:
    Conducting due diligence (41%)
    Legal and regulatory compliance (45%)
    Integrating local management (42%)
  • Main drivers for companies in your industry to make cross-border acquisitions over the coming five years:
    To guarantee the profitability of the business (54%)
    To meet all targets of the set corporate strategy (49%)
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