The key stages of mergers and acquisitions deal

Mergers and acquisitions of companies (M&A) are distinctive features of modern economics.

And are considered by many businesses as a way to optimize production assets under the changing market situation and as a way to achieve competitive advantages.  

Different experts define for themselves their own set of stages of a merger of firms. The number varies from 5 to 10. Below we will consider the most common phases of mergers and acquisitions, the detailed study of which will ensure the success of a merger. 

1 – Definition of the strategy   

2 – Selection of a qualified team to carry out the transaction   

3 – Definition of the final results of the merger or acquisition   

4 – Definition of the criteria to be met by the target company   

5 – Search for the target firm   

6 – Negotiation process with the target company   

7 – Analysis of the acquired firm   

8 – Implementation of the deal   

9 – Integration of companies   

10 – Evaluation of the results of the merger or acquisition 

In the process of mergers and acquisitions, it is necessary to thoroughly study all the stages of companies' processes. A seemingly insignificant omission at a seemingly unimportant stage can cause the failure of the entire transaction.