How many of today’s merger deals will look sparkly five years from now? The truth is, M&A activity typically destroys shareholder value. BCG’s research confirms that about two-thirds of all public takeovers wreck long-term value for the acquirer. The Achilles’ heel? It’s during postmerger integration where things often go awry.
Niamh Dawson is one of The Boston Consulting Group’s foremost global experts on postmerger integration, change management, and culture. She has worked internationally for well over two decades across three continents.
Niamh has played a key role in expanding BCG's footprint in postmerger integration. She has collaborated with the senior management teams of numerous BCG private and public sector clients worldwide on a broad range of integration and change questions, including synergy development and achievement, organization design, people appointments and retention, communications, change, management, cultural integration, carve out, salesforce optimization, R&D, and manufacturing rationalization.
Her industry experience spans biotechnology, consumer goods, energy, financial services, health care, industrial goods, insurance, media, private equity, technology and telecom.
For many years Niamh also led the BCG’s London Women’s Initiative establishing many of the ground-breaking policies that make BCG a sought-after employer today. She is also a guest lecturer at London Business School and University College, London.
Before joining BCG, Niamh worked with Exxon Chemical in the UK and Belgium in a variety of roles spanning sales, distribution and logistics, and business analysis.