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The challenge

Few organisations can ignore the opportunities offered by mergers or acquisitions. While everyone focuses on pre-deal financial structuring and due diligence, less attention is given to post-deal integration. And our recent Barometer on Change research identified that only 29% of organisations realise their anticipated benefits. To achieve the intended benefits of a transaction, it is important to dedicate time and resources to integrating the businesses successfully. This requires approaching the integration with a clear scope, sound business case and well-controlled programme of delivery.

Our approach

How we can help you tackle your challenges

Prepare and mobilise the team

From the beginning, we work closely with your team to ensure clear communication and oversight on the project.

Design integration strategy and blueprints

Drawing on our extensive experience and sophisticated models, we help you design the best integration strategy for the deal.

Create an integration plan

We help you create an integration plan that focuses on your commercial priorities.

Execute the integration plan

With hands-on programme management and clear reporting, we work with you to integrate the businesses while managing risk.

Return to ‘business as usual’

Once the businesses are integrated, we help you return to normal with ‘go-live’ plans, readiness assessments and handover checklists.

What we deliver

Whether you’re a FTSE 100 business acquiring internationally or a not-for-profit organisation merging with another, we help you integrate with clarity and control. We shape the integration around your business to maximise its value. This starts by engaging people from both organisations to create a strong single team that manages the process. And we look beyond the transaction to ensure your ‘business as usual’ continues at the same high standard. Through our clear reporting and detailed plans, you can track the benefits of integration while managing the many moving parts, from scope and budget to staffing and risk. 

How we work

Our work

Our people

Meet our M&A experts

Our people

Client Director, M&A

Mike Creasey

Mike has over fifteen years’ experience in advising clients on their integration and divestments programmes across a variety of sectors. Mike leads the mergers, acquisitions and divestments service line at Moorhouse.


Richard Goold

Richard has over 20 years’ consulting experience across the technology, public sector, financial services and insurance markets.

Our Services

Strategy into action

Strategy into action

Long-term goals are essential for any organisation, but achieving those goals can be difficult. We can help you deliver your goals.

Strategy into action

Out of the ordinary delivery

Out of the ordinary delivery

We specialise in implementing large-scale, complex or unprecedented change projects, on time and to budget.

Out of the ordinary delivery

Establishing a culture of change

Establishing a culture of change

We improve your in-house processes, toolsets and skills so you can deliver change without external support.

Programme and project culture

Maximising value from integration

Over 70% of integration programmes fail to deliver the full benefits identified in the business case. Yet, M&A continues to be seen as a key driver of increasing shareholder value. So what is the secret to successfully integrating a business? Eight key insights have been identified in our whitepaper as being key to driving successful integration.

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