The Clean Team Advantage
Why are clean teams so important to the success of M&A deals? To get the most from clean teams, companies need a clear understanding of what they are, when they should be used, and how they must be established and managed.
Creating value from M&A, transactions, and post-merger integration requires making the right strategic decisions and proactively managing the business portfolio over time. BCG’s transactions center helps clients maximize value at every stage of a deal.
More than half of all M&A transactions and post-merger integrations end up destroying value. These deals are complex—and for many companies—infrequent. We support businesses with end-to-end transaction excellence, including strategic decision making in mergers and acquisitions, preparing and executing divestitures and joint ventures, supporting IPOs and spinoffs, and creating winning strategies for post-merger integration.
Over the past ten years, we have supported more than 7,000 transactions with a market value of more than $5 trillion. With more than 300 M&A, transactions, and post-merger integration professionals worldwide, we help both corporate and private equity clients execute deals efficiently and, more important, maximize value. Our experts collaborate closely with your own experts to help you navigate the journey we undertake together. They also speak the language of investors, investment bankers, and lawyers.
Our BCG Transaction center combines deep industry experience with real business understanding. We unlock true value through large-scale change while maximizing opportunities for success.
Each brochure contains insightful client case studies alongside BCG methodologies and frameworks to help guide M&A practitioners from target identification through to merger integration.
Designed a partnership model for a steel maker and a mining company seeking to unlock significant value by joining forces. Provided a sanitized financial model that helped the two companies calculate the prospective partnership’s value.
Helped two automotive OEMs set up multiple joint ventures aimed at creating a new global mobility ecosystem and technology platform. Facilitated a $1 billion investment program to support the effort.
Structured and managed a massive deal in the energy sector, which gave rise to an exceptionally complex PMI. Created full transparency of costs, developed a synergy baseline, and acted as a data broker between the two companies. The discipline paid off: the merger of giants was completed on time and on budget.
Helped in the merger of two large regional banks to create the scale and efficiency to invest in critical capabilities. The design of the new organization was a particularly complex and sensitive challenge. Developed objectives and principles to guide the design and then helped define the new operating model. By deal close, the combined organization had strong leadership and was positioned to achieve synergies and build new capabilities.
BCG has published a mergers and acquisitions report—covering M&A activity by year, the current state of the M&A market, and perspectives on deal-making trends—annually since 2003. Explore the full series, including the latest BCG M&A report, here.
No matter how advanced the negotiations, both buyers and sellers can take certain steps to improve deal execution. Creative thinking and agile ways of working are critical.