Research Shows That Smaller M&A Deals Work Out Better
Harvard Business Review
MAY 9, 2018
WPP began the period in the middle of the pack, with an average economic profit of $8 million, but ended with a top-quintile-worthy $677 million and saw an 11% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in total shareholder return over the decade. The company’s disciplined approach to M&A repositioned it solidly for the digital age and led to a 10% CAGR in total shareholder return over the decade. miragec/Getty Images. The myth that 75% of all mergers fail has long been dispelled.