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The Role of Information Technology in Mergers and Acquisitions

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An internal Deloitte survey of more than 50 M&A transactions between 2005 and 2007 showed that the early involvement of IT integration in due diligence is critical to the identification of synergies and subsequent post-merger execution. Despite this, the importance of IT integration in achieving anticipated synergies is often overlooked.

In their recent paper, Peter Blatman, Mark Bussey and Jeff Benesch, principal, specialist leader and senior manager, respectively, with Deloitte Consulting LLP, address the essential role IT plays in the full cycle of M&A activities — from premerger planning to post-merger integration. They explain the four basic IT integration models of Preservation, Combination, Consolidation and Transformation within the context of the four pillars of M&A (strategy, due diligence, post-merger integration and execution) and ways these models can be pursued parallel with both IT and the business.

To learn how the proper planning and execution of post-merger IT integration can make the M&A process easier and more effective and help increase shareholder value from the deal, download the paper below.

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