Takeovers and strategic alliances are common measures for increasing a company’s profitability and strengthening its competitive position. Acquisitions offer, inter alia, the possibility of encouraging growth and expanding into new markets. Apart from increasing your flexibility and benefiting from synergies, strategic alliances can also contribute to strengthening your powerful position in the market, for example, by means of creating a central purchasing platform.

However, acquisitions and strategic alliances often involve significant costs, restructuring measures, and risks. We examine the advantages and disadvantages of such decisions by means of scientific methods. In this context we also advise on further issues, such as concentrating on your core competences, retaining suppliers by means of partnerships, and maintaining distribution channels.