Step 1: Establish M&A Integration Guiding Principles
Before a deal closes, the acquirer's senior management should establish a set of M&A integration principles that will help direct the actions of integration teams. Explicit guidance on integration fundamentals gives people a collective sense of purpose and priorities. If teams are left to figure things out on their own by inference or conjecture, they are more likely to delay decisions or make poor ones.
In this section of our website, our publications cover the guiding principles that are the foundation of PRITCHETT’s world-class methodology. And our presentations provide examples of the M&A integration principles adopted by our clients.
Even though every company and deal is different, following a proven set of guiding principles can dramatically improve the odds for integration success.