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Functional integration and carve outs


In the same way that constructing a building from a vision cast in the blueprint requires intimate knowledge of the innerworkings of the components and coordination of the subcontractors, the same is true with post-merger integration and carve outs/divestitures. Time inexorably marches on, and without extensive integration knowledge and experience, along with well-honed methodologies, tools and resources, the process can become bogged down, cost can soar and synergy targets can rapidly fall by the wayside.

Many companies tend to underestimate the effort, workload, costs and resources required for smooth functional integrations and carve outs. Yet without focusing on these elements, the rest of the process can stall. Even active serial acquirers may only do one or two M&A deals each year. Most businesses do far fewer. Why not tap into the knowledge, experience and resources of Deloitte, where we assist clients with hundreds of integration and carve-out projects each year?

Deloitte’s M&A Functional Integration and Carve Outs practice offers the knowledge, experience and effective practices gained over the course of thousands of transactions. We have clearly defined integration and carve out methodologies by corporate function, including finance, human resources, information technology, research and development, sales and marketing and supply chain. We can provide a tailored plan based on based on tried and tested experiences. This approach can save time and mitigate risk at each step of the integration or carve-out.

Featured insights:

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What should technology companies be considering when developing their M&A strategies? Learn about top issues which are expected to influence deal activity in 2014.
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As CFOs review their business unit portfolio, they should consider not only which businesses to grow, but also which non-core assets to shed. What challenges and surprises might a CFO face in their journey to becoming a prepared seller?
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Read more of Jeffery Weirens' viewpoints in his article published in Business Finance.


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