Why non-transparent managers are behind most failed acquisitions

‘They don’t understand the importance of culture and cohesion’

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2024 brings optimism in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) sector after the doom-and-gloom of 2023 saw global transaction values and deal counts plummet by over 30%, Rami Cassis writes...

The Bank of England recently announced that inflation will soon hit its 2% target and interest rates continue to stabilise, paving the way for more M&A activity over the coming months. But despite the positive outlook, a lack of transparency throughout the M&A process is still holding the sector back.  At best, a lack of transparency in M&A can complicate transactions and slow down deal flow. At worst, it causes acquisitions to fail. It's time the industry made some changes, because M&A deals will continue to suffer as long as things stay the same. For arguments sake, let's say ...

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