M&A In The Era Of Business 4.0

A AT A TIME OF RAMPANT DIGITAL DISRUPTION, CEOS ARE under enormous pressure to up their games. Virtually every industry is entering—or already well into—the early innings of major technology-fueled transformation. Companies, in turn, are tasked with adopting innovative technologies, bringing in tech-savvy talent, entering new markets and overhauling business models. Given the difficulty of delivering such seismic change organically, more and more are recognizing that deal-making capability is an increasingly critical key strategic tool.

In fact, 72 percent of CEOs are considering some kind of merger, acquisition or divestiture activity in the next three years, according to results of a recent study conducted by Chief Executive and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The top two drivers of deals? Acquiring new products or services (39%) and entering new markets/creating new business models (34%).

M&A In The Era Of Business 4.0