Generally speaking, mergers and acquisitions are signs of a growing, healthy economy.
Throughout 2015, some of the world’s largest companies have acquired and bought out smaller – or similar-sized – businesses.
Companies interested in merging often have commonalities – including space, competition, industry, and interest in the same metrics. GoSpotCheck is an aggregation tool that collects data as evidence for working strategy.
Take a look at some of the largest mergers to happen in 2015:
- CVS Health acquired Omnicare – a pharmacy services provider – allowing CVS better access to older consumers. A few months later, CVS Health also acquired Target’s pharmacies and clinics.
- European grocery chains Ahold NV and Delhaize Group combined to create one of the largest supermarket operators in the United States.
- Kraft Foods Group Inc. and ketchup maker H.J. Heinz merged to form the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company.
- Intel Corp., the world’s largest chipmaker, bought Altera Corp. for $16.7 billion in June.
- The AB InBev and SABMiller merger has finally been solidified.
Regardless of size, merging can be a very beneficial decision for brands and retailers that wish to combine opportunities. Prior to a merger or acquisition, the right enterprise SaaS solution can provide a baseline of operations and efficiency. Furthermore, the same software can aggregate data after the merger.
Real-time data is necessary to fully understand the effects of a merger or acquisition. Structured data can prove that the merger was beneficial – thus supplying insight for future decisions.