Merger Integration Conference

M&A deals are a fantastic way to build business, however, they come with their own set of problems. Speakers will share the best strategies and methods to overcome the most common obstacles that occur when attempting M&A integration.

The speakers will share their experiences as well as the experiences of other serial acquirers on how to ensure that the transition following closing is smooth and meets shareholder expectations. The speakers will cover a broad variety of topics including how to set the right priorities, deal with resistance to change and how to identify and leverage acquired talent.

The key to success is establishing the vision and guiding principles for the combined company. It is also important to establish and communicate the value drivers that will help to support these guiding principles and help drive the integration strategy. Being aware of executive leadership’s goals from the beginning promotes program alignment throughout the integration.

Achieving successful M&A integrations are dependent on a comprehensive understanding of the impact culture has on the company and the ability to build an integrated workforce that taps into the strengths and capabilities of each organization. A comprehensive plan for integration should be developed and continually updated, to address any issues, from the day of readiness to closing synergies.

It is vital to maintain momentum throughout the integration process. Instability can reduce the value of the transaction and employees that are already in a state of high uncertainty may perceive holdups as a sign of instability. To avoid this, a robust IMO is needed who can manage workstreams and ensure progress.

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