What Is an M&A Integration End State? When and How Should Teams Hand Off Remaining Activities?

Every integration needs to have an end. Managing the End-State Transition can be just as important as managing the rest of the integration.

What is End-State?

The point in the integration when:

  • The bulk of planned integration activities have already been accomplished
  • The IMO processes can be ramped down and dedicated IMO personnel scaled back or redeployed
  • The remaining open integration workstreams and issues can be transitioned to a normal operation’s function