M&A Transactions Can be Used to Create More Coherent Consumer Products Providers

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Booz & Company Partner J. Neely Discusses Coherence-Driven M&A in Latest Podcast Episode

Mergers and Acquisitions strategies can be used to boost the coherence of consumer products companies and improve their performance, explains J. Neely in the latest episode of Mergercast by Booz & Company.

Neely, a partner at Booz & Company, is an expert on coherence and the consumer products industry. This episode of Mergercast by Booz & Company, No. 31, is the first in a three-part series exploring the topic of coherence-driven M&A.

Coherence, the intentional alignment of an organization’s products and services around a specific set of capabilities, yields stronger earning power and higher rates of return over time by helping firms identify these capabilities and leverage them more effectively.

“Companies involved in an M&A deal should ask how the deal will advance or align to their unique capabilities set as it relates to their products and services. By precisely defining the capabilities, competencies or skills that distinguish a company’s unique business model and by aligning portfolios accordingly through an acquisition, they can outperform their peers,” says Neely.

Neely also addresses how merger transactions can further a capabilities strategy and how companies can fine-tune their M&A strategy to maximize coherence.

About Mergercast
Mergercast by Booz & Company is a podcast series exploring the world of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. The current episode, No. 31, has a runtime of 13 minutes and 19 seconds. Listeners can play the podcast on its homepage (http://www.booz.com/mergercast) or subscribe via RSS feed, e-mail or the iTunes store.

About Booz & Company
Booz & Company is a leading global management consulting firm, helping the world's top businesses, governments, and organizations.

Our founder, Edwin Booz, defined the profession when he established the first management consulting firm in 1914.

Today, with more than 3,300 people in 61 offices around the world, we bring foresight and knowledge, deep functional expertise, and a practical approach to building capabilities and delivering real impact. We work closely with our clients to create and deliver essential advantage.

For our management magazine strategy+business, visit http://www.strategy-business.com.

Visit http://www.booz.com to learn more about Booz & Company.


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