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Integration strategy and execution


When the gate opens in a horse race, it’s too late to second-guess your approach. The same is true for the training and other preparations that must be put into action and relentlessly carried through to the finish line, with adjustments made along the way. That ruthless focus and discipline are also required for effective mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The preparations made prior to closing the deal (Day One) were just the beginning. Execution — fulfilling strategic expectations for the deal — is where the race is won or lost in terms of shareholder value.

Driving a deal to value creation not only requires identifying a critical sequence of activities and milestones but also lining up the resources and tools to achieve them. A Day One plan is part of that solution, but so is a broader program to reduce risk, capture value and provide continuity to both internal and external stakeholders.

Deloitte’s Integration Strategy and Execution practice can help clients through critical steps that bring a transaction from concept through execution. We look past process to the final impact each decision is likely to have. Our approach helps companies develop the structure and discipline to effectively identify, execute and integrate their deals.

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