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Don’t let your deal get lost in translation

How to avoid the pitfalls in cross-border deal execution

Preston Parker

Preston Parker

Principal, Strategy, M&A Services, KPMG US

+1 703-585-9997

Didzis Ozols

Didzis Ozols

Managing Director, Deal Advisory, KPMG US

+1 212-954-3774

David D. Delgado-Dalmau

David D. Delgado-Dalmau

Director Advisory, Strategy, KPMG US

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Geoffrey Orland

Geoffrey Orland

Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions, KPMG US

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There are many common pitfalls in executing cross-border M&A transactions that can delay close and threaten deal value. Often, companies fail to anticipate the complexity and nuances of local regulations and cultural considerations. In this paper, we share the lessons we have learned from assisting multinational in cross-border operational execution work. We focus on two global divestitures and one global acquisition. These lessons showcase the key challenges of executing cross-border deals and illustrate our collective experience. They can help prevent your cross-border deal from getting lost translation.

Don't let your deal get lost in translation
Lessons from the front lines of cross-border transactions