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Despite uncertainties in the global stock markets, growth through acquisition is a viable option for MNCs seeking growth in Asia and for Indonesian companies keen on pursuing local and global opportunities. Globally, M&A deal values grew by 22% in 1H2011 compared to the same period in the previous year – an indication that corporate takeovers remain highly active. In contrast, transactions in Indonesia had more than doubled in value and volume in the ten-year period from 2001 to 2011 (Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances).
Yet, M&As are inherently risky. Hay Group’s studies have shown that nearly 60 percent of deals transacted between 1992 and 2006 left the buyers with eroded shareholder value. Clearly, the long-term value of M&As is not guaranteed.