Hot topics in Mergers & Acquisitions

In this issue, we discuss change management during mergers and acquisitions, divestitures in the utility space and highlight a carve-out case study.

Dear Clients and Friends,

Welcome to the third edition of our Mergers & Acquisitions newsletter. 

2015 is off to a hot start for M&A, particularly in industries like private equity, healthcare, high technology and utilities. Some have gone so far as to call it a “feeding frenzy.”

In this issue, we feature articles on these hot industries like high technology and utilities. We also cover a challenge we see in every deal we work on – the complexities of change management and cultural integration. 

We encourage you to send us feedback on the content or topics you'd like to see discussed in future issues.  
 
Regards,
Tom Ewers 

Today’s utilities are faced with an increasingly complex business model due to slowing electricity demand, lower prices, a shift towards self-generation and emerging changes to the regulatory paradigm. Many utility executives are reassessing their asset portfolios and looking for new rebalancing strategies.  Others are separating assets into regulated and nonregulated businesses with the goal of creating greater value for shareholders and lowering customer rates.