In 2021 there were more than 2,000 mergers with a deal value of more than $100 million in the US (from Statista). The received wisdom, supported by a fair amount of evidence, is that mergers often destroy value. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is pricing. Pricing is where buyers give a verdict on your offers and whether or not they are valuable. Alignment on pricing is critical to a successful merger, as the author explains.