While it may have taken months or even years just to agree a deal to buy a business, often buying the business turns out to be the easy part. Research shows that every year the majority of mergers and acquisitions fail to deliver their intended performance and fail to add value for the merging or acquiring organisations.
Our Consulting team, in tandem with other specialist groups within the firm, can advise and assist the acquiring company across the entire merger & acquisition (M&A) process. In the pre-acquisition phase, the focus is on paving the way for the smooth passage of the acquisition and making sure nothing derails the process. In the post phase, the focus is on cementing in the acquired entity and developing the business and operational plan, to take the new entity forward over the next three to five years.
In some instances, we have also acted as change agents to identify, communicate and implement parent company policies within their newly acquired subsidiary companies.