In this article, Elias Mazzawi shares a conversation with Stuart Jansze of Eton Bridge Partners that explores the shifting landscape of mergers and acquisitions and what this means for organizations.
I was recently in conversation with Stuart Jansze of Eton Bridge Partners; published on the Eton Bridge website. The shifting M&A landscape: What does this mean for organisations looking to unlock value post-deal? – Eton Bridge Partners . And transcribed below.
The hiatus on mega M&A marks a sea change. Traditional integration skills are less relevant – step forward the new hybrid commercial/ integration interim.
The M&A deal flow has shifted in favour of smaller deals as several high-profile bank failures sent shockwaves through a market already rattled by persistent inflation, rising interest rates and recession fears. The action now is in mid-market deals, and these require a different approach from traditional large-scale M&A integration.
So, what does this mean for organisations looking to unlock value post-deal? Stuart Jansze, a Partner within our Business Transformation practice, specialising in Private Equity, spoke with Elias Mazzawi, an experienced Commercial and Integration Director, to gain his expert insight into how to make a success in the new M&A landscape.
Stuart Jansze: At Eton Bridge Partners, we are seeing quieter M&A volumes at the larger end and a trend towards mid-market deals, together with a move away from the traditional post-merger integration consultant. Does this resonate with your view of the market Elias?
Elias Mazzawi: The market is undoubtedly quieter in terms of transactions. But there are still a lot of conversations going on – very few around large deals, but more around the mid-market and smaller ones. These deals are very different in nature; they are not transformative where it’s a merger of equals, they are bolt-on deals to expand addressable market and enhance competitiveness.
Key points include:
- Trend towards mid-market deals
- The demand for M&A professionals
- The differences from traditional merger integrations
Read the full interview, The shifting M&A landscape: What does this mean for organisations, on 4h2d-Ltd.com.