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23 Insights from The 2019 Merger Integration Conference
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." 

Mike Tyson

Integration as a Catalyst for Transformation

Mergers continue to be big business. 2018 marked a resurgence in global M&A activity, thanks to a rebound in large and mega deals led by Europe and North America. Seven out of 10 deals were domestic; 18 percent were global. Whatever the size of the deal or the function, cultural alignment and talent selection are paramount, and planning, patience, and proper pacing will make the difference between a deal that falters and a deal that transforms its legacy partners and the business they create together.

When 148 practitioners and experts met to talk about merger integration, we took notes. Here are the highlights:

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Susan Stewart

Senior Publishing Writer