Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A deals are well known as an enabler for companies to achieve their strategic growth objectives. However, maximising value from such deals can be a significant challenge. Our Barometer on Change research identified that almost 70% of organisations fail to achieve all the desired benefits. Our experience indicates that it’s essential to have clarity on the scope of the integration, detailed integration plans in place and a robust approach to tracking execution. 

What We Do



Drawing on our extensive experience, we help to define, plan and execute your integration strategy to achieve the synergies. There are 3 areas that we believe are critical to a successful integration:

  1. Clarity of Purpose
  2. Governance & Reporting
  3. Managing Change

Second Wave Integration


We help you refocus efforts to deliver synergies and achieve increased return on investment. A ‘second wave’ of integration activity can help to not only deliver the full synergies but also identify additional savings of up to 20%.

Separations / Carve Out


We support clients to define, plan and execute separations to ensure Day 1 operational readiness. This involves supporting clients throughout a disposal process to understand the scope (people, process, systems, contracts) and to develop detailed implementation plans to ensure operational integrity on Day 1.

We provide our clients with a structured yet pragmatic approach, tailored to the specific requirements of each integration or separation. We combine our integration and separation experience with our proven track record of delivery on major transformation programmes (‘Strategy into Action’).

Where We Have Done It

Our Experts

Richard Goold


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Mike Creasey

Client Director - M&A

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Katariina Kronholm


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