More than 30 years of experience with mergers and acquisitions has taught us some important lessons. For example, here are Ten Value-Accelerating Questions you should ask yourself before beginning the delicate process of combining companies.
- How will you organize the transition process so that it's fast and focused?
- How can you engage both sides so that you benefit from your combined knowledge and experience without getting mired down in politics and tradeoffs?
- Do you have a methodology and tools for launching transition teams, measuring progress, and holding people accountable for hitting targeted objectives?
- How will you communicate during the transition period in order to present a consistent set of core messages both internally and externally? ...