The #1 Mistake Made in Cross-Border M&A

From the 2020 Global Markets Complexity Index Developed in Association with the Wall Street Journal

Failure to adapt your approach in new frontiers is the #1 mistake made in cross-border M&A. Learn how to avoid it in the following excerpt from the 2020 Global Markets Complexity Index (GMCI) report. Download the full GMCI report below to explore the complexity of operating in 100 countries.


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The GMCI was created using a machine learning clustering algorithm to group together countries with similar complexity profiles. The interactive world map and 3D plot chart explore 100 countries across 8 unique groups based on their market, operational, and regulatory complexity. 


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GMCI garners notable media attention

The Wall Street Journal describes the GMCI as a " index [that] helps identify which countries have similar operating environments so investors—both corporate and financial—can make more-informed decisions on which countries they will be comfortable or capable of operating in.” Quartz frames the GMCI as a new tool to tackle complexity and CFO Magazine and CEOWorld Magazine also featured articles exploring the GMCI's impact.


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