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M&A teams: When small is beautiful

Large M&A departments aren’t essential for making successful acquisitions

McKinsey Quarterly - Winter 2010

With the necessary elements in place, companies that want to grow through acquisitions don’t necessarily need a large corporate M&A group. They can instead build up a smaller nucleus of experienced deal makers who can scale teams up or down as needed. The result—in addition to the value created by M&A—can be a more agile and experienced organization