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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 9/20/2011

The Architecture of Integration: An Essential Guide to Successful Mergers and Acquisitions in Financial Services 

A new wave of M&A activity is about to break across the financial services (FS) sector. The only question is when. At the same time, conventional wisdom about how a financial institution can best operate has disappeared under a mountain of new, post-recession regulation and radically changed market dynamics.
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The study looks at M&A management practices in financial services companies throughout the world. But its conclusions are especially relevant to the Canadian FS market, where opportunities for strong organic growth are limited. Unfortunately, for the larger banks and insurance companies at least, opportunities for acquisition within Canada are also limited.


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Case Studies:


1. Proper planning pre-empts integration issues


2. FS spin off sees seamless separation


3. Preventing a culture clash between two teams


4. Pre and post-deal planning


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Tim Prince, head of merger integration at KPMG in Canada, discusses the Canadian relevance of the findings of the recent KPMG publication titled “The Architecture of Integration”.

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