Why companies are using M&A to transform themselves, not just grow

Today's strategic companies are now using mergers and acquisitions not just to grow, but also transform business and disrupt industries.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are taking a new form. Once a synergy-driven integration designed to consolidate business and attract investors, it's becoming a strategic and often necessary means to reshape their business model.

Harvard Business Review takes a closer look at why so many companies are now purchasing complementary companies instead of similar ones. It explores three major ways these strategic models are changing industries and transforming business:

  1. Capaibility upgrades
  2. Market breakthroughts
  3. Reshaping the consumer experience

Read the full article and find out what other important considerations are driving this new era of M&A.  

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