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The challenge

Few organisations can ignore the opportunities  for creating shareholder value offered by mergers, acquisitions or disposals. However, it is one thing to acquire a business, the real challenge is in integrating successfully to deliver the full benefits. Our Barometer on Change research identified that only 29% of organisations realise their anticipated benefits. To achieve the 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, detailed plans and a robust governance structure to track execution. 

Cultural Integration - whats the key to success?

Significant maturity has developed around the execution of M&A transactions, with strong financial due diligence and rigorous valuation processes now expected by shareholders. However, the successful delivery of cultural integration continues to pose a challenge.


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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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 blueprints

Drawing on our extensive experience, we help you design the best integration strategy for the acquisition.

Create an integration plan

We help you create an integration plan that focuses on delivering the benefits.

Execute the integration plan

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


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

What we deliver

We help clients integrate with clarity and control. We shape the integration around the business case to maximise 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

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