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M&A Strategy Services

Drive growth and improve your competitive edge

Like the art of tightrope walking, merger and acquisition strategy demands skill and sequencing—with only one chance to get it right.

We work with your senior executives to define strategic objectives and how to employ M&A—in alignment with their corporate strategy—to drive profitable growth and improve competitiveness.

Knowing the where and how—where the company wants to compete and how it plans to win—is essential to define an effective path and identify strategic acquisition targets.

Deloitte provides M&An advisory services from early in the M&A life cycle through to integration, as well as with disciplines such as financial advisory, IT and tax to provide broad-based information that can inform the M&A strategy.

M&A Strategy services:

To give your M&A strategy clear guidance, we’ll help refine your corporate strategy, identify current and future growth opportunities, evaluate competitive market positioning and seek opportunities for portfolio-improvement.

First, we’ll define areas that require inorganic growth to leverage market opportunities by analysing competitor actions and customer demands. Then, we’ll determine if there are opportunities for horizontal and vertical integration or diversification that can improve competitive advantage.

We’ll help identify characteristics of a model target by identifying capabilities within the organisation that need to be enhanced, as well as those the company cannot afford to have undermined through an acquisition.

We’ll evaluate the alignment of strategic rationale to the corporate strategy and growth needs by identifying deal drivers and synergies that indicate if the acquisition is a sound investment.


  • Develop executable growth strategies that create tangible value.
  • Clarify and address tough choices required to execute the strategy.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis to identify legitimate acquisition opportunities.
  • Assess targets to gain insights needed to inform key decisions, improve pricing accuracy and minimise uncertainty.
  • Inform high-level financial projections and integration strategies to achieve realistic synergies.