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M&A is… better than status quo.

Frequent acquirers (>=1 deal/yr) have shown a 130% advantage in shareholder returns over those that don’t participate in M&A (over 2012 to 2022), according to a article from Bain & Company (“How companies got so good at M&A”, Apr 8, 2024).

Wow, that’s the corporate equivalent of choosing a jet ski over a paddle boat:

1) 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Think of M&A as the business world’s version of a power-up in a video game. It’s like going from a rowboat to a speedboat. Instead of the slow and steady paddle of organic growth, M&A is like strapping a rocket to your company’s back and blasting off into space—allowing it to scale up, enter new markets, or acquire new technologies at warp speed.

𝟮) 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲: Engaging in M&A activities is like hitting the jackpot on a slot machine for shareholders. It’s like shareholders have found the golden ticket in their chocolate bar, and now they’re touring the chocolate factory, watching their investments multiply.

𝟯) 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: M&A is the corporate fairy godmother, transforming pumpkins into carriages. It’s an opportunity to shake off the cobwebs of the status quo and cannonball into the pool of innovation, exploring uncharted territories that can lead to a more robust and dynamic business model.

𝗜𝗻 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘀 𝗾𝘂𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝗼𝗹. Sure, it’s safe and you know there are no sharks, but in the rapidly changing waters of the business ocean, it’s the bold who set sail for new horizons. 𝗠&𝗔 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗹𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗻, 𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝗹𝗼𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.


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