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Simon de Cintra in Rock and a Hard Place

Expert coach and corporate trainer Simon de Cintra addresses issue

A report published in the journal Transaction Advisors in April 2015 shows that in 2014 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal activity in Europe reached its highest level since the financial crisis, with a total value of $910.4 billion (£584.2 billion) – a rise of 40.5% from 2013.

Inbound M&A, which refers to deals in which companies from outside Europe merge with or acquire companies from within Europe, surged to its highest level since 2001: $320.6 billion (£207.8 billion).

A lack of cultural compatibility has been identified as a major reason that many mergers have underperformed in the past, according to Thomas Straub’s 2007 book Read full release

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