Success Factors of Mergers and Acquisitions
Andreas Muller, Consultant, Sweden, Member
Looking at the M&A that I came in contact with I think one reason for the low success rate is that often a merger arises from opportunity and not from genuine strategic planning
Sometimes some board members loosely see some similarities and the idea is borne.
However seldom you see a strict approach where you have a company vision and a mission statement as a base for a strategy that makes a merger a necessity.
With such a low success rate it is a high risk gamble. I'm surprised to see so many ventures going this road.