Corporate and business unit strategy


Operations and Post-Merger Integration

Ensuring M&A delivers full value

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Deloitte’s global experience in merger integration has highlighted four ‘best practices’ that its strategy teams use to guide businesses through the crucial integration phase:

Articulate the vision and business benefit of the merger or acquisition

Clearly define the vision for the integrated organisation; identify each expected benefit; identify and communicate expected synergies; select strong integration sponsors.

Develop an effective integration plan

Identify, prioritise and measure synergies long before the deal goes through, preferably at the due diligence stage.

Assign a dedicated integration team

Avoid losing focus on day-to-day operations by allocating specific resources to manage the integration, with a project manager, strong executive support and results-based incentives, where appropriate.

Over-emphasise people

Don’t overlook the effect M&A can have on employeesquickly implement a new organisational structure; prepare the HR team to recognise and resolve cultural issues early; communicate the impact of the transaction in depth and provide quick answers to questions regarding people’s ongoing roles and responsibilities.


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