Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, regularly writes and speaks on the subjects of business transformation, M&A integration, executive boards and leadership. We also contribute to leading business websites and publications.
It’s hardly a surprise that mergers and acquisitions have slowed down a lot over the pandemic. Although M&A can bring a ton of rewards, they also involve a lot of risk, so many companies played a cautious game. Business activity began to pick back up this year much like the transformation and change market, and the M&A market exploded. So, we wanted to know what 2022 could look like for mergers and acquisitions. And more than that, how can businesses make sure that their M&As are successful?
To answer this question requires firstly considering the deal type which impacts both your integration ambition and degree of transformation needed. I typically think about three scenarios and its important early on to determine which situation you are in:
Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, recently spoke to Channel Futures on the topic of business integration. In her experience, there are frequently five areas that are the biggest integration challenges — across all cultures.
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Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, on how you can ensure you are in the 17% of deals that boost shareholder value, the ultimate measure of M&A success.
In theory, earn-outs incentivise founders to stay engaged in their business after the sale and act in its best interests. In practice, that’s not always the case, says Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven.