Mergers and Acquisitions

From conceiving strategy to selecting the right partner… From conducting thorough due diligence to closing the deal… From beginning to end, Deloitte addresses your transactions, integration, and separation needs, all with the goal of generating value for your organization.

Bringing organizations together through mergers and acquisitions, or carving them out through separations and divestitures, are among the most complex business activities an organization will undertake. The transformational results from a successful transaction can be game-changing—while the risks associated with underperformance or failure are sure to keep executives up at night.

When the stakes are this high, there’s no reason to leave anything to chance. With more than 6,000 M&A professionals in over 150 countries, Deloitte is uniquely placed to advise strategic corporate buyers and private equity investors throughout the entire M&A deal lifecycle. Our range of services and solutions address your integration, consolidation and separation needs throughout the lifecycle of the transaction.

Whether your organization is focused on tactical or transformational growth, business rationalization, or cost reduction, our strategies and solutions are designed to generate maximum value for the business and its shareholders.

Our professionals will also strategize, design, and implement end-to-end solutions for successful transactions, from advance-planning to post-transaction restructuring. They’ll help you drive performance and results in every key M&A-related function: project management, commercial optimization, operations and supply chain, IT systems, human capital management, and finance activities.

After you make the deal, make it deliver

Whether you are looking to acquire a company, already planning closing, or have recently closed on a transaction, Deloitte’s expert integration team in Norway can provide you with leading capabilities and experience – helping you deliver on your synergy targets, be it through cost reductions and streamlining or through value capture from successful growth. Without experience, knowledge, proven and tested methodologies and tools, or the right governance and structures in place, the integration itself can become difficult to govern, costs may exceed expectations, and synergy benefits may be delayed or never fully realized.

Your Integration challenges

Many companies tend to underestimate the effort, challenges and unknowns, costs, and resources required for a successful closing (Day 1) and issue free integration. Yet, ignoring all or some of these factors, may endanger the success of the integration.

Capturing the value of the deal is a balancing act that requires intense focus and close attention to all aspects of the integration as well as managing employees, customers, and investors. This requires someone who is not only a project manager, but someone who also understands your business and the M&A environment.

Divestitures aren’t just mergers in reverse

If you are contemplating your first divestiture, consider yourself a seasoned veteran of carve-outs, or are a functional leader working through complex separation challenges, Deloitte can support with leading divestiture experience, methodology and insights.

Your Separation challenges

Companies often undertake divestitures to generate capital for future growth opportunities, or simply to shed non-core business units. These transactions require specific capabilities that may not be readily available in-house. Yet, without the required skills and knowledge, the divesting entity may suffer under the required efforts and the parent company may sacrifice valuable gains, or in fact incur deep losses, from for example badly constructed Transition Service Agreements (TSAs), stranded costs or ineffective solutions.

How Deloitte can help

Deloitte’s dedicated M&A Advisory practice offers the knowledge, proven methodology, experience, and execution-oriented skills gained over the course of hundreds of transactions.

We have a clearly defined approach and methodology to cover your integration and separation from a central planning perspective, as well as from functional perspective, including finance, human resources, IT, legal, research and development, sales and marketing, customer service, operations, supply chain and procurement. We provide tailored planning and execution based on tested experiences, saving you valuable time, managing execution risk and maximizing deal value.

Deloitte brings a wealth of experience to each transaction, and an outside-in perspective to the entire end-to-end process. Our Norwegian practice is part of a large cross-border team ensuring that we are locally present, wherever you are. Our approach is hands-on and pragmatic, based on many years working alongside our clients to deliver their transactions.

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Joachim Gullaksen

Joachim Gullaksen

Partner, Consulting

Joachim leads the M&A Service offering in Consulting in Norway, and is the Telecom, Media & Technology industry leader at Deloitte Norway. He is a Consulting Partner in Strategy, Analytics and M&A foc... Mer

Jonathan Farnell

Jonathan Farnell

Partner | Head of Financial Advisory

Jonathan advises on all areas of transactions, growth and navigating volatility & distress. Through the work at the EAT foundation, Jonathan has been deeply involved in the challenges facing the food ... Mer

Carsten V. Haukås

Carsten V. Haukås

Partner | Head of Corporate Finance

Carsten er ansvarlig for Corporate Finance Advisory i Deloitte.... Mer