Secret Sauce for M&A Success

Big Merger & Acquisitions are ubiquitous even in times of economic difficulties. Be it the acquisition of Wyeth by Pfizer Inc for $ 64.5 Billion or Rio Tinto’s acquisition by the Australian mining behemoth, BHP Billiton for $58 billion, M&A deals are part and parcel of the corporate strategy to grow at breakneck pace as companies look to grow inorganically. Almost 60% of all M&A’s fail. Here in this article, I try to dig deep to understand the reasons behind such a high failure rate and unearth the main factors required for an M&A to succeed. Continue reading

Private Equity in Emerging Markets

Private Equity (henceforth PE) is a vital component of any economy. PE has been integral to the growth of some very famous companies in recent decades; these companies include Federal Express (now FedEx), Oracle, Intel, Apple Computer (now Apple). The asset class provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs the asses to capital, and in return PE firms can make significant returns for shareholders of their investment fund. Continue reading