Delivering your Acquisition Integrations
Turning the strategy into a plan of action
If a department in your business is re-organized, it would be disruptive
If every department in your business is re-organized, it would be difficult to keep the business on track
If every department in two business is re-organized (the acquiring and the acquired business)
- This is what happens when you integrate an acquired business
What’s involved in an acquisition integration set up?
We have the experience to navigate the complexities of post-acquisition integration
Bringing together two businesses is a collection of numerous separate projects, many of which are dependent upon others.
Each team or department has a list of action items with varying priorities, and many have cross functional dependencies. It can get complex, quickly
Our approach includes:
Creating the Plan
We develop the high level plan from your strategy, working with the managers who will carry out the tasks that bring the systems, processes, people and cultures of the businesses together. The end product is a custom program of projects:
- Onboarding and staff retention preparation
- Task list development
- Day One preparation
- Status meeting structure, tools
- Reporting hierarchy
Sustaining the Businesses while Integrating them
Successfully delivering an integration requires:
- Delivering the value of the acquisition, as planned by the Deal Team
- Communicating with credibility and candidness, to gain trust
- Respect and protection of the acquired business' culture
- Effective, pragmatic prioritization of tasks
- Accommodation of unexpected issues and hurdles, when they are discovered
- Efficient status meetings
- Reporting clarity for leadership
Made for a Better Culture
Able to assume solutions many times before problems occur and can remain collected. …also quickly made personal relationships with members of both companies and helped to integrate them by learning process and introducing counterparts. It not only made for a better culture, but a smoother run in streamlining both lines of business.
We [were] dealing with a big integration project between a China and a Europe based company.
A great experience... [the] contribution to our email migration project is highly appreciated, excellent communication and coordination skills are highly praised.
Definitely Steve and his company will be strongly recommended to our partners. I would say that if we have any chance doing the project based in USA and Europe, they will be on the preferred vendor list for sure.
Solve Any Problem
Our No.1 point of contact who knew how to solve any problem. Despite being on another continent Steve went out of his way to help us. Organised, efficient, friendly, and helpful.
Dedicated to Success
Dedication to the success of our team were second to none. [An] expert in setting up procedures to accomplish complex tasks, and his follow through was a key factor in the success of our acquisition integration process.
See the Nuances
Able to see immediately the nuances of what was being proposed… I would rank Steve as one of the top 4 or 5 client contacts I've worked with in terms of his insight, his intellect and his personality.
Value Beyond the Scope
They were very responsive to my needs and gave added value beyond the scope I requested, finding gaps that we didn't realize were there. The attitude, support and professionalism were outstanding. We would have no hesitation in asking them back for future projects.
The Results are There
Intista were really helpful in strategic planning and finding solutions. We had positive results that helped the company and employees move forward. They were definitely worth the time. The results are there, and motivation is part of the process.
Really appreciate your dedication, professionalism, hard work and holistic thinking.
A Huge Positive Difference
Extremely organized, detail-oriented, thorough, timely, and importantly... made a huge positive difference on many occasions, helping to gain loyalty, bridge differences, and get newly acquired companies up and running