Strategic Guideline to Business Integration
More than 70% of post-merger integrations fail to deliver the expected results mainly due to the absence of clear post-merger planning. One of the key factors to a merger’s success is to define the right integration strategy during the pre-signing phase. An integration strategy defines how closely the two independent organisations should be interlinked with each other following the merger, and thereby provides a framework for all integration activities. To help our clients identify the most successful integration strategy, we have developed a workshop-based Integration Strategy concept consisting of three main components: the merger vision, the integration level setup and the integration master plan. The Integration Strategy concept is one of the most important modules from our comprehensive Post-merger Integration approach.