M&A Strategy and Target

We can help plan and identify suitable M&A strategy and targets. Enabling fast-paced growth or circumvent weaknesses or impacts at pace.

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Our M&A Strategy and Target Solution

Today, pace is vital. High-speed business adaptation to market environments that are changing rapidly and dramatically. Changes wrought by digital disruption and convergence, impacting businesses at the market, customer, product, organisational, innovation and technical levels. And because of this, M&A strategy is now an ever-critical strategic choice to meet the necessary pace. But it must be done well!

The highly experienced Digital Works Group strategy team can help businesses plan and identify suitable M& A strategy and targets to meet their aims. We do this by getting to know our clients intimately and working hand-in-hand with you. Delivered via a proven systematic framework, supported by clear program management to ensure a comprehensive yet fast-paced solution, while ensuring handover to your in-house team or our recommended partners are conducted smoothly and elegantly.

1. Plan
2. Insight
3. Analyse
4. Recommend
5. Execute

Our Proven M&A Strategy and Target Methodology Framework

1. Plan

Full clarity on the primary objective and strategy of the business; fit and objective of the M&A route. Understanding core culture, capabilities, and affordability criteria. Creating a full program plan including RACI.

2. Insight

Developing a weighted, ‘success’ criteria framework (strategic, corporate, commercial, financial, cultural). Identifying potential contenders and undertaking suitable insight activity for each against the criteria.

3. Analyse

Pouring the insight into the success criteria framework. Analysing each contender to produce a map of suitability, feasibility and acceptability.

4. Recommend

Making core recommendations for next stage deep-dive due-diligence. Assisting with stakeholder management and recommendation presentations.

5. Execute

Working with our expert teams for deeper diligence in proposition, platform and organisation; handing over to expert internal or external teams for financial forensic due-diligence.

This framework is flexibly structured to allow you to select the breadth and depth of the insight required, to meet your budget and needs.

The benefits


Driven through market and deep dive contender insight, matched to core success criteria on fit and affordability, provides for a greater upfront certainty of success


Delivered through a proven framework, where a stringent programme management approach controls time and cost.


Collaborating and communicating at every stage to ensure you develop the M&A approach, which precisely meets your needs. We facilitate and add appropriate thinking, leg-work, knowledge, and methodology with elegant hand-overs to expert forensic due-diligence teams.

Great Value

As needed. Executing the strategy through our expertise in product and project delivery, sales and marketing, monetisation, build capabilities and resourcing.

Our Typical Client

Our M&A Strategy and Target service client is any business, big or small, domestic or international, that is looking to use M&A strategy as part of its overall strategic activities to enable fast-paced growth or circumvent weaknesses or impacts at pace.

We have seen specific success in payments, agencies, telecommunications, and technical & data solution providers.

“Clear expertise in M&A insight and analysis, DWG provided us with a clear ‘fit’ of suitable targets to our strategic needs and business capabilities –enabling us to make a very informed decision. All delivered through a systematic, yet flexible and inclusive approach.”

CEO, Kalixa Payments Group (now PXP Financial)

Supported by our proven methodologies, designed for today’s digital world

Expert Insight

Marjory Carrero

Financial Transformation Expert

Gianluca Bregoli

Internal Communications Expert

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