When asking a good friend, a top global CEO,
many years ago on how many acquisitions worked out well in his view, we got hard stats: “One or two out of five go sour, with the acquired management leaving – the very folks we counted on to be the source of future value. So choose wisely.”
Our credo at Atlanto builds off of this advice: the personal and corporate culture match are key, with commercial due diligence coming in second. The due diligence and separate legal advice will be sourced once these first two criteria seem solid. Just like the oak tree will cross-pollinate, a well-executed merger or acquisition begets an ever more resilient species out of its origins.