Mergers and acquisitions have increasingly become an important part of the corporate strategy of many companies. How M&A fits into a company’s strategy and complements organic growth depends very much on the industry the company operates in, its market position and its strategy for value creation.
Through M&A companies can make necessary leaps in the competitive marketplace. M&A can, for instance, help companies to take advantage of the benefits of scale that results from consolidation in mature markets and to gain access to new technology, markets, products and distribution channels.
It can also help companies respond to unprecedented disruption in industries such as financial services, technology and energy.