Finance & Corporate Development

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions services support the integration of different companies or the departments of different companies by means of a transaction. While many mergers and acquisitions fail to deliver on their full potential due to poor execution, industry leaders around the world are generally those companies that have learned to effectively evolve their portfolio through professionally-executed mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Mergers and acquisitions are highly complicated processes that are fraught with potential pitfalls. However, they have also been the most reliable path to industry-beating success for many decades.

It is all in the execution.

Knowledgeable and experienced consultants are a valuable resource throughout the process of mergers and acquisitions. From finding appropriate targets and performing due diligence to managing the post-merger integration, consultants with direct mergers and acquisitions experience in your industry will ensure that the execution of your project is flawless.

Bring a Consultport consultant on board for your next merger or acquisition to help your company maximize the full potential.

  • Identifying Target Companies: The mergers and acquisitions process starts when one company begins to look at candidates to purchase. In a process filled with complexity and potential problems, this first step stands out as one of the most important. You need someone who is able to deeply analyse your industry, your competitors and your own company to find the best possible fit for your needs.
  • Due Diligence: Due diligence is an essential step in any merger or acquisition where both sides directly check and verify all the information that is critical to the potential deal. Due diligence is an exhausting process, where crucial details and the appropriate means of verifying them need to be identified before the actual slow and deliberate verification process takes place. Only someone with deep sectoral knowledge and familiarity with mergers and acquisitions in general can ensure that your due diligence is properly designed and executed.
  • Portfolio Design and Alignment: Those companies with the most successful records for mergers and acquisitions approach the process with a permanent and evolving strategy for managing their portfolio. These companies have a detailed vision for the evolution of their company through mergers and acquisitions that is aligned with their overall corporate strategy. This allows them to identify the best potential candidates and shape the process in a way that maximizes the potential benefits of the deal.
  • Post-Merger Integration: Once all the papers are signed and the deal is finalised, the most difficult stage of the process begins: the integration of companies with different cultures, strategies and operating models. Post-merger integration is a fluid process requiring on the ground oversight and constant direct problem-solving and decision-making by someone with years of experience. A consultant is an ideal choice for overseeing a post merger-integration considering how few in-house managers have experienced the process even once.
  • Developing Mergers and Acquisitions Capabilities: Nothing ensures the success of mergers and acquisitions like having your in-house talent professionally trained by a consultant to develop their relevant capabilities. For a process with so many moving parts, it is ideal to have your entire company feel comfortable and competent when it comes to dealing with their part of the process. Companies striving for the absolute pinnacle of their industry are well-served by a talent pool that has been professionally trained to manage their mergers and acquisitions.
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