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Frost & Sullivan's Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) recently completed its 2013 survey of corporate development executives. The executives were asked to identify their most pressing challenges for 2013. GTM will focus its best practices research to address the prominent issues identified in the survey.
Frost & Sullivan's 2013 priorities survey revealed that corporate development executives continued to grapple with fundamental issues associated with M&A and business portfolio management. Specifically, corporate development executives need to reassess their current acquisitions processes and ensure that the company’s strategic goals are used in target assessments and integration plans. Regarding business portfolio management, executives need to conduct regular assessments of the business portfolio using a repeatable process, based on standardized criteria.