After the deal is sealed, the real work begins. Gaps are identified. Strengths are noted, areas for improvement are documented, maturities are assessed. Projects are prioritized. Portfolio company (portco) goals and acquiring company goals are synchronized.
Are things going according to plans? That depends on how robust the integration plan was to begin with. If the investment thesis is the purpose and goal of the deal, the integration plan is central to proving—and showing how--the goal can be met.
When you engage us, we provide advisory services from end to end in the transaction life cycle: buying, integrating and optimizing. When it comes to integration, having the right plan means when the deal closes, you can hit the ground running. Specifically, we help you develop sound integration plans with detailed execution activities to maximize synergies, minimize risks and cost variables, accelerate timelines and ensure business continuity.