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M&A Information Technology Best Practices

The definitive M&A IT playbook

The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction process is fraught with pitfalls and roadblocks that should be carefully navigated with skill and care to achieve the goal of one new improved organization from two separate, distinctly different companies. Of all these pitfalls, the one that frequently poses a challenge is how to plan for and execute the post-merger IT systems integration.

M&A Information Technology Best Practices serves as a guide to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for executives and their direct reports. Featuring contributions from industry leaders, the book discusses ways to facilitate successful deals by appropriately leveraging the IT function throughout the transaction.

Filled with examples and case studies, M&A Information Technology Best Practices reflects the critical role information technology (IT) plays in the successful completion of a deal.

Take a look inside for behind-the-scenes insights on:

  • Why it’s important to assess and address the IT infrastructure before, during, and after your deal closes
  • How IT can help capture significant synergies, including rationalizing the applications portfolio
  • The importance of considering cloud computing as part of the deal
  • Why the data aspects of the transaction must be addressed up front
  • Third-party contracts and why they need to be considered during any deal
  • How to manage the people side of the deal
  • Why strong IT governance is so important
  • Why deals fail—and how you can avoid a similar fate

Read M&A Information Technology Best Practices for guidance to improve the strategy, planning, and execution phases throughout your M&A transaction.

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