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M&A post merger integration

How can companies entering mergers improve their chances of success? It’s not as simple as chanting the usual mantras like ‘concentrate on synergies, integrate quickly, focus on customers’. This only yields the same results everyone gets: a less than even chance of creating significant value.

The key challenge in any merger is the ability to successfully execute across multiple dimensions, balancing a compressed timeframe while maintaining business as usual activities. Here Deloitte specialists bring expertise to create added value.

Integration is a time intensive series of activities during which all or parts of the two companies are fused together, to function in a unified or complementary manner. If integration activities are effective, the post-transaction company should be able to:

  • Eliminate duplicative infrastructure and operations.
  • Achieve synergy value targets in accordance with management’s timing objectives.
  • Operate as a combined entity or complementary entities.
  • Avoid significant disruptions to the business.
  • Better manage business and financial risks.
Integration focus areas

To deliver a Post Merger Integration project successfully Deloitte pays attention to 7 integration focus areas: program management, synergies & cost reductions, customers markets & products, 360º communications, functional integration, and location and facilities. For each focus area Deloitte offers a wide range of supporting tools and processes.

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