Mergers & Acquisitions

d5 helps companies improve their odds of successful M & A through an integrated, battle-tested approach that links acquisition strategy, diligence and merger integration.

Corporate strategy and acquisition strategy: Develop a clearly articulated strategy and M & A plan that reinforces that strategy, we understand the types of deals that create value and those that do not.

Deal thesis: Invest with a thesis. Successful deals are guided by a meaningful deal thesis that is tied to a firm growth strategy and that spells out how the deal will add value to the target and acquiring company.



Strategic due diligence: Ask and answer the big questions. The best acquirers investigate targets with a nose for what's really important, identifying the key sources of ongoing value and sniffing out any "perfumed pigs" buffed up for sale. A frequent acquirer knows exactly where it can add value and that is why it is not right.

Merger integration planning: Integrate where it matters. No two integrations are the same, and companies must carefully consider the full value of the deal.

Merger integration execution: Nail the short list of critical actions. Merging two companies requires rigorous follow-through on long list of integration tasks, large and small. Doing both is hard. Part of the answer lies in a few, powerful guiding principles: tailor the integration thesis to the deal thesis; integrate where it matters; and act with deliberate speed.

d5'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 involved in divestitures and separations.

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