The Surge of M&A: What You Need to Know

As companies in all industries face disruption and change, many businesses are growing through mergers and acquisitions. This surge of M&A activity presents both opportunities and potential pitfalls. Find out what you need to know to make the most of this important transition period.

The increase of mergers and acquisitions in recent years is reflective of many companies’ efforts to increase innovation, best their competitors, and deploy available cash reserves. Potential buyers are enticed by acquiring intellectual property, products, customers, and talent. Whether you are selling or buying, understanding the value of your real estate portfolio is vital to the success of your business. Real estate and facilities costs often rank among the top 3 largest expenses for any firm. Maximizing your real estate portfolio can significantly improve your bottom line.

To help you navigate this new terrain, we have identified the three critical phases of a merger or acquisition: Preliminary Due Diligence (before the transaction), Portfolio Assessment and Strategy (during and immediately after the transaction), and Integration and Change Management (after the transaction has closed).