Merger Integration Conference

M&A transactions offer a great opportunity to grow your business however they also bring some unique difficulties. Speakers will discuss best techniques and strategies to overcome the most common obstacles that arise during M&A integration.

Speakers will share tips and insight from their own experiences, as well as those of other serial acquirers on how to ensure a smooth post-closing transition and deliver on shareholder expectations. They will discuss a variety of subjects, including correct priority setting, managing resistance to change, identifying and leveraging acquired talent, and accelerating integration momentum.

The most important factor to success is establishing the vision and guidelines for the combined company. It is also crucial to establish and communicate the value drivers that will help to support those guiding principles and drive the integration strategy. It is essential to be aware of the executive leadership’s priority from the beginning. This will facilitate program alignment throughout the integration.

Achieving success with M&A integrations depend on a deep understanding of the impact that culture has on the company and the ability to create an integrated workforce that leverages the strengths and abilities of each company. In addition an integrated strategy must be developed and continuously revised to address the complete variety of issues from day one readiness through closing synergies.

It is vital to maintain momentum throughout the integration process. Stagnancy may reduce the value of an acquisition and employees who are already experiencing anxiety levels could perceive delays as an indicator of instability. To overcome this, it’s crucial to have a solid IMO who consistently coordinates the workstreams, and is able to drive forward progress.