Dealmaker’s Guide Shows M&A Advisers Provide the Greatest Value When Deeply Engaged in the Deal Process
According to Dealmakers' Guide, commissioned by RR Donnelley's Financial Services Group, and presented with Mergermarket, companies looking to invest need guidance from their adviser pool like never before for a successful M&A transaction. While 72% of companies feel the most qualified in formulating rationale, when it comes to the value advisers provide, 73% feel advisers are the most helpful during the post-merger integration process, and 52% feel it is during the due diligence process. "Due diligence and post-merger integration are areas in which advisers can offer the most value," said the head of finance at a top energy company. "These functions are interrelated, and without proper diligence we cannot succeed in integration. Advisers hold the proficiency to correctly measure and gauge the requirements in the deal process."