M&A in technology field: post-merger integration challenges in Europe 2014

The statistic presents the opinions of senior executives of the European TMT sector regarding the biggest difficulties in post-merger integration as of the third quarter of 2014. The problems with integrating systems and operations was identified as the main obstacle on the way to the smooth integration by 29 percent of respondents.

Once the acquisition was completed, what was the main challenge to successful integration?

Share of respondents
Integrating systems/operations29%
Combining management teams23%
Different corporate cultures19%
Monetising the target17%
Lack of market access11%
Employees’ inability to move locations/countries freely1%
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Release date

January 2015



Survey time period

3rd quarter of 2014

Number of respondents

151 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

senior executives of TMT corporations and private equity firms.

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