This series examine today’s most pressing business issues from many angles. The Debates offer a healthy discussion of options, immediate impacts and long-term consequences. The following Debates address some of your M&A-related concerns.
Should companies, eyeing potential acquisition targets, look for stand-alone companies that may improve top-line revenue growth and market share or continue to grow their bottom line by focusing on targets that can be integrated into the business?
Today’s economic environment creates temptations that even risk-averse companies can find hard to resist. CFOs with access to cash reserves and low financing rates are eyeing large, possibly undervalued, companies as potential acquisition targets.
Increased regulation, stakeholder activism and changing consumer behaviors have made companies realize that sustainability is more than just a public relations issue. But when it comes to M&A, is sustainability really a critical deal issue?
One key question posed by the new health reform act is whether hospitals should continue to own health plans. In a reformed environment, the potential problems and conflicts might outweigh those benefits.
Mergers and acquisitions are cranking back up even as the pressure to preserve capital and minimize costs in the wake of the downturn remains steady. The old debate over whether it’s worth bringing in outside help is picking up steam.
Business battles unfold in unique and complex layers, shaped by market opportunities, innovations, technology, talent challenges, regulatory shifts and financial acumen. Today, the “new normal” is anything but.