This site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalized service. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies. Please read our cookie notice for more information on the cookies we use and how to delete or block them.

Bookmark Email Print this page

The Overconfidence trap

Getting it half-right won’t work in the high-stakes game of M&A integration


Mergers and acquisitions are high-risk propositions under the best of conditions. The challenge is even tougher when the business climate is turbulent and uncertain. It would be comforting to believe that M&A best practices have become so well-documented and widely understood that hardpressed executives can find the guidance they need by turning to repositories of prevailing wisdom on the subject.

Page Last Updated

Stay connected:


Material on this website is © 2014 Deloitte Global Services Limited, or a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, or one of their affiliates. See Legal for copyright and other legal information.

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

Get connected
Share your comments



More on Deloitte
Learn about our site


Recently blogged