Mergers & Acquisitions

AKAR & Associates has been a trusted advisor for three decades on a full range of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and transaction support services. We have end-to-end capabilities, from initial screening to value acceleration to synergy realization after the acquisition. Our research-driven methodology enables us to conduct thorough commercial due diligence in real time. We tailor each project to specific client needs.

AKAR provides unmatched expertise throughout the transaction support services life cycle – from initial target acquisition screening and commercial due diligence through post-acquisition integration support. We call on this experience to realize synergies of transactions. We also help clients identify the true value of an opportunity by combining our meticulous financial analysis with the deep industry knowledge required to understand how the shifting market landscape can impact potential deals. Our worldwide team provides the local insight and language skills required to orchestrate complex multinational M&A transactions.

Our research has shown that acquirers destroy shareholder value in nearly 60% of acquisitions undertaken. Despite this research, our experience shows that companies can be quite successful in M&A. Winning acquirers put the right M&A strategy in place, get the acquisition price right and use a structured post-merger integration approach to capture revenue, cost and capital synergies.

Our global post-merger integration team advises on a wide variety of transactions, from large-scale, global deals to middle-market transactions. Our experts understand the complexities of integrating companies across regions and countries. For middle-market deals, we bring added structure, focus, and speed. We can deploy deep commercial and operational expertise to help integration teams identify and evaluate synergy opportunities and develop the integration plans to realize synergy value.

AKAR’s core expertise across all stages of a merger or acquisition positions us well to be global leaders in all types of acquisition support. Similarly, for alliances and joint ventures, AKAR helps clients make critical decisions throughout the negotiation process to maximize partnership benefits. AKAR's breadth of transaction support services includes target identification and screening, through which we evaluate market and geographic segments to identify untapped business opportunities. We perform commercial due diligence for clients, including forecasting opportunities that use market scenarios to quantify how market changes might impact a deal's value. We also execute comprehensive risk and reward assessments for added understanding of market variables, and provide relevant research prior to completing any transaction.

In alliances and joint ventures, we initiate evaluation and selection research, provide ongoing strategic support, identify poor alliance performance and establish new terms to remedy issues. We also create metrics and quantitative models to continuously identify and evaluate new alliance opportunities

Examples of Our Work
  • To learn more about how we help our clients, please refer to these case examples:
  • Helped a global scientific tools company capture synergies on complex, cross-border merger integration. The integration proceeded efficiently and achieved our client’s goals.
  • Developed and managed a complex integration following a transformational merger for a pharmaceutical client. The successful integration surpassed our client’s synergy targets.
  • Supported the simultaneous merger of three software and service companies.
  • Developed and managed a 100-day post-close integration plan for a global biopharmaceutical company.
  • Supported a major power generator retailer in its integration of power generation assets.