As M&A deal activity recovers from post-crisis lows, non-executives are becoming increasingly involved in the pre-deal planning process.
After the financial crisis of 2007–2008, mergers and acquisitions dried up. However, recent figures show that deals are back, causing a frisson in the markets.
But while there is much cause for excitement, deals have been greeted with a new-found wariness. More work than ever goes in long before contracts are signed to ensure deals will produce benefits. At the heart of that work is pre-deal planning. And planning is increasingly making use of non-executive expertise.
“Companies stepped back from M&A post-cri
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