Mergers and Acquisitions

Guest Lecture by Andrew Simon, Boston Consulting Group

Unternehmensfusionen und Übernahmen

Andrew Simon comes from New York, he studied at New York University School of Law and works as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

Andrew Simon of the Boston Consulting Group spoke about his experience in handling big corporate mergers in a guest lecture in Martin Gruber´s "Mergers & Acquisitions" class.

Based on real-life examples, he spoke about the challenges and risks in each stage of a merger and answered questions from the students.

Born in New York, Andrew Simon graduated from New York University School of Law and now works as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

Andrew Simon - Professional Background
Photo: Andrew Simon
Andrew Simon - Professional Background

He also told us...

How / Why I came to BCG?

  • People-focused culture
  • Diversity of people and projects
  • Great training and opportunities

What I do as a Consultant?

  • Work with clients to find solutions to complex problems
  • Structure ambiguous situations to facilitate a logical approach

The most successful M&A project I worked on so far:

  • Merger of equals for two large services companies

What made it a success?

  • Bridging the gap between client cultures to identify issues and resolve them quickly
  • Management team´s dedication to thorough and thoughtful integration