In this episode we discuss the challenges involved in ensuring successful execution and integration of transactions. Senior partners Kenneth Bonheure, who is based in Singapore and leads our merger management work in Asia, and Peter Kenevan, who lives in Tokyo, and is the leader of McKinsey’s Asia-Pacific Corporate Finance and Semiconductor practices, explain the key processes and capabilities companies need to make M&A pay off.
A rigorous approach to screening potential deals has two benefits: you end up with deals that you know have been properly vetted, and you look at many deals without fear of wasting too much time.
In our experience, three functions struggle in integration: HR, IT, and communications. Why communications? Because they are often not involved in the content of the deal, or are involved too late.