In private equity, growth is one of the most important methods of expansion and value creation. Whether to gain market share, enter a new geographic market, expand the company’s product and service offerings, or seize the opportunity for multiple arbitrage, there are many ways in which M&A is a powerful tool. However, when it comes time to execute the integration of an acquisition, things don’t always go as planned. 

With the global M&A market peaking at $5.9 trillion in 2021, it’s clear that there is massive value to be gained if the power of M&A is harnessed properly. Balance the rapid speed that PE-backed M&A demands with thorough planning and preparation to increase the likelihood of capturing maximum deal value. 

Know the Acquisition Target’s Value Proposition

The first step to increasing the likelihood of a successful integration is to know the business being acquired in deep detail by conducting a thorough valuation analysis. Preparation and planning ahead are essential to overcoming ...