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Bain helps companies improve their odds of successful M&A through an integrated, battle-tested approach that links acquisition strategy, diligence and merger integration.
The primary purpose of M&A is not to grow big fast, but for companies to do what they do better. Mergers and acquisitions work is deeply ingrained in Bain. We have worked on thousands of M&A projects serving companies across industries and geographies. We offer clients a disciplined approach to deal making and M&A end-to-end support. We bring our expertise to all elements of the deal value chain, including:
Based on our analysis and years of experience—including more than 10,000 M&A-related projects across a wide range of industries and geographies—our mergers and acquisitions experts believe that the key to successful M&A is a repeatable model; one that companies can return to over and over again to reap substantial rewards.
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Make M&A an extension of your growth strategy
Mobilize in a focused fashion to capture high priority sources of value
Diligence and valuation
Require clarity on how each deal creates value
Merger integration planning
Know what you really need to integrate (and what not to)
Merger integration execution
Test the deal thesis vs. conventional wisdom - set a walk-away price
The virtuous cycle for M&A begins by building a strong M&A capability that forms the foundation for the success of the model's five key steps:
Bain's mergers and acquisitions consultants help companies build and execute on their own repeatable models for M&A. We also apply our expertise to guide companies and management teams that are deciding where to grow and shed through joint ventures and alliances or divestitures and separations.
Our work is continually informed by the latest M&A analyses and insights which ensure that our teams and clients have access to information and conclusions about how the best acquirers succeed.
We work as an integrated part of your team, from frontline to C-suite, to deliver true results and make the changes stick.
We have a core group of senior M&A focused experts that we deploy across the globe.
Contact us at the Bain office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.
From day one, we focus on predicting, measuring and managing risk associated with change
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