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To acquire or not to acquire?

Published Jun 2019

Driven by insatiable hunger for growth, and egged along both by their own chutzpah and by the voracious appetite of those who stand to profit from a deal, too many consulting firms pounce to make an acquisition before they’ve properly thought through what they’re doing. The results can be disastrous. In spring 2019 we spoke to eight key figures from the corporate development functions of Accenture, Capgemini Invent, Deloitte, EY, Oliver Wyman, PA Consulting and Wavestone, to understand how they approach acquisitions and what makes for a more intelligent approach.

Our conversations revealed five questions that every firm should ask itself before it makes an acquisition…