Our Latest Thinking on M&A and Divestitures

Strong economic and political forces are influencing M&A trends in positive—as well as unpredictable—ways. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for insights into the deals creating value today.

Featured Insights

IPOs & Spinoffs

IPO Performance and the Quest for Capital

IPOs offering only existing shares outperform those seeking fresh capital due to the signaling effect associated with a public listing.


Anatomy of an Ideal IPO Candidate

There is plenty to do before the CEO of a newly public company can ring the bell. The key to minimizing the risks of underperformance is to get the preparation right.

M&A Industry Focus


Riding the M&A Wave in Consumer Goods

Market conditions are favorable for M&A. Expect a lot of deals, and expect most to destroy value—until companies learn how to turn the tide and create value.

M&A Lessons

Joint Ventures and Alliances


Post-Merger Integration

Post-merger integration is critical to the value of a deal, and is one of the most challenging initiatives a senior executive will ever undertake.

Our Latest Thinking on M&A and Divestitures