Step 3: Provide M&A Integration Training

In this step of PRITCHETT's merger integration methodology, 

1) Integration team members attend the Merger Integration Certification Workshop and

2) Managers and employees in the acquired or soon-to-be acquired organization attend the Managing Uncertainty in M&A Workshop

PRITCHETT, LP has trained over 30,000 people in merger integration best practices, more than anyone else in the world.

For Acquirers

An unprepared or overconfident acquirer can get lucky and succeed at one merger the same way a bad poker player will sometimes win a hand. It takes more than good fortune to successfully integrate target companies time after time. That kind of consistency requires a replicable, scalable methodology just like the proven one taught in the Merger Integration Certification Workshop.

While it is true every deal is different, the underlying processes (i.e. prioritization, scope change, culture change, risk management, communication, synergy program management and reporting) required for success are the same from one integration to the next.

PRITCHETT’s 5-day Merger Integration Certification Workshop focuses on these common processes and teaches an approach that has been used successfully on thousands of deals.

Ten Reasons Why Our Merger Integration Training is Unique and Powerful

For Acquired Organizations

When an acquisition is announced, target company employees often feel powerless and confused. They worry about how the deal might impact them. If unaddressed, their anxiety can damage productivity, talent retention, and, ultimately, profitability.

PRITCHETT’s four-hour Managing Uncertainty in M&A Workshop helps protect organizational performance between when the merger is announced and integration decisions are finalized. Target company employees learn what to expect and what to do during this vulnerable “hang time.”

As a result, they are less likely to inadvertently sabotage their own chances for success and harm the value of the deal. 

The Managing Uncertainty in M&A Workshop has universal appeal. It has been translated into 24 languages and delivered in 50 countries.

Eye-opening, Recent Research on Acquired Companies

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Merger IQ
What's Your Merger IQ
Learn what you really know about merger management. Take our Merger IQ exam.

The answers to the test are based on PRITCHETT's three decades of acquisition integration experience.

Here's the first of the 16 True/False questions on the test:

Moving quickly during merger integration is reckless. It is a critical situation ... there's too much at stake not to take the time to "do it right the first time."

True or False?

Take the test to see the answer. Several answers on the test may surprise you!


Top 10 ways to protect your career in a merger
Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Career in a Merger
Webinar reveals guidelines that will improve your employability during a


M&A Research and Statistics
M&A Research and Statistics for HR Executives in Acquired Companies
Talent retention, productivity, and psychological readiness in acquired organizations.
Merger Integration Management Training
Why Merger Integration Management Training?
Don't leave your managers in the dark.
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Why Doesn’t HR Carry More Clout in M&A?
Can HR overcome he Rodney Daingerfield problem?
Uncertainty: The Petri Dish for Integration Problems
Uncertainty triggers problems even before the integration begins.
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How to Explain the Mergers & Acquisitions Process to Employees
Educate the workforce about the steps of a merger.

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Mirroring your first leadership moment
Mirroring: Your First Leadership Moment
Length: 1 minute 26 seconds movie


Hard Proof M&A gets bum rap
Hard Proof M&A Gets a Bum Rap
This webinar challenges the conventional wisdom that M&A is a loser's game. movie



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Bummed About the Acquisition?
Hold back your judgment on it.
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Might as Well Embrace Uncertainty
You can't eliminate it.
Good at change management
Good at Change Management? So What?
Speech delivered by HR Executive.
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What Should Managers Do Between Merger Announcement and Close?
Six guidelines on how leaders in acquired organizations can best manage the situation.
Employees guide to corporate divestiture
The Employee Guide to Corporate Divestitures
How to best run your career in a divestiture.
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Human Resources: Top Ten Things Employees Need in the Acquired Organization
The integration will run smoother if these needs are met.
Change management for employees in M&A
Change Management for Employees in Mergers and Acquisitions
Guidelines on how to best adapt to changing circumstances.
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Mistake #1: Expect Somebody Else to Reduce Your Stress
Avoid basic mistakes that create job stress.
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What an Acquired Organization Needs from Employees Prior to Close
Tips for employees in soon-to-be acquired companies.
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Merging? Cut Management Some Slack
In mergers, managers often have to wing it.
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A 120-Year Perspective on M&A
If past is prologue, we should expect deal making to come in waves throughout the 21st Century.
Psychological hit of Merger Integration
The Psychological Hit of Merger Integration
90% of managers are unprepared for M&A.