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