AMO Launches First Global Communicator's Workbook on Cross-Border M&A
AMO, the leading international strategic advisory network of corporate and financial communications consultancies, announced the publication of a global communicator's workbook titled: "An M&A Odyssey: A Communicator's Guide to Foreign Investment Reviews." The report examines the changing dynamic of how global cross-border M&A is scrutinized across North America, Europe and Asia, and how those realities should inform effective communications strategies in support of those deals.
"Cross-border M&A has become much more challenging as protectionist tendencies gather strength around the world," said AMO Chairman, Angus Maitland. "As the market looks to establish a new normal, these transactions carry far more uncertainty. As a result, the role of a global communicator has never been more important in creating effective strategies that reflect local nuances in a globally connected world."
The workbook offers guidance for communicators to understand the general approval process, the shifting local landscape and what local stakeholders expect from foreign acquirers. This first edition covers market overviews in Canada, United States, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, China and Japan.
Created in 2001 by the Havas Group’s financial communications agencies in London, New York and Paris, AMO is comprised of market-leading strategic advisory agencies, spanning 51 countries in six continents and employing 1,200 people. Since it was founded in 2001, the AMO network has consistently ranked as one of the top-performing financial communications consultancies in global M&A, according to Mergermarket. Last year alone, AMO's agencies advised on almost 300 M&A deals worth approximately € 240 billion.