Mergers, Acquisitions & Exit Strategies

The first half of 2018 saw a record number of mergers and acquisitions. Statistics suggest, however, that not all are destined to be a success, as was the case when Banco Sabadell acquired TSB from Lloyds. The Mergers, Acquisitions & Exit Strategies report, published in The Times, examines the most common reasons for such failures, from poor IT integration to clashes of company culture. It explores increasing fears surrounding foreign takeovers, the debate over warranty and indemnity insurance, and puts forward five potential exit strategies for when the time is right to sell up