Critical Path to Day 1

Pre-Day 1

  • Leadership Letter, if legally feasible
  • Postpone newsletter to Day 1-90

March 28 – Messaging, timing lock-down

  • Master Playbook locked down
  • Day 1 Timeline nailed down

Week of April 6 – Prep spokespeople

  • Customer-facing prep webcast
  • Supplier-facing prep webcast
  • Finalize Day 1 collateral materials

April 10 – Testing and Resource Guide

  • Deadline for Resource Guide content
  • Day 1 logistics in place and tested

April 15 – Execute Day 1

April 16-17

  • Welcome Week prep and logistics
  • Prep site managers

April 18

  • Commence Welcome Week at high-value locations, brand HQs with CEO, SC and Leads

By Month-End

  • Commence visits to all remaining sites
  • Provide internal branding electronically for site management
  • Provide signage guidance for site managers ...


Slide titles:


Pre-Close Briefing to M&A Integration Teams
Pre-Close Briefing to M&A Integration Teams
Pre-Close Briefing to M&A Integration Teams
Pre-Close Briefing to M&A Integration Teams
01 Communication Guidance
01 Communication Guidance
Communication Guidance for CEO, SC and Leads
Communication Guidance for CEO, SC and Leads
The Communication Challenge
The Communication Challenge
Communication Plan Objectives
Communication Plan Objectives
02 Day 1 & Welcome Week
02 Day 1 & Welcome Week
Day 1 & Welcome Week Vision
Day 1 & Welcome Week Vision
Day 1 Deliverables
Day 1 Deliverables
Acquirer SC & Leads Planning Involvement
Acquirer SC & Leads Planning Involvement
Communication Integration Calendar
Communication Integration Calendar
Critical Path to Day 1
Critical Path to Day 1
Welcome Week Agendas
Welcome Week Agendas
03 Post Day 1
03 Post Day 1
90-Day Deliverables - Stabilization
90-Day Deliverables - Stabilization
Year 1 (90+) - Alignment
Year 1 (90+) - Alignment
04 Critical Path - Next Steps
04 Critical Path - Next Steps
Data Harvesting Priorities
Data Harvesting Priorities
Joint IMO Session (Communication Session)
Joint IMO Session (Communication Session)
05 Appendix - SAMPLE Day Before Close, Day 1 & Day 2
05 Appendix - SAMPLE Day Before Close, Day 1 & Day 2
Pre-Day 1 Deliverables
Pre-Day 1 Deliverables
Day Before Close
Day Before Close
Immediately Pre-Close
Immediately Pre-Close
Day 1 Upon Completion of Close
Day 1 Upon Completion of Close
Sample Day 1 Run of Show
Sample Day 1 Run of Show
Day 1 - Welcome Week Strawman
Day 1 - Welcome Week Strawman
Pre-Close Briefing to M&A Integration Teams
Pre-Close Briefing to M&A Integration Teams