• M&A Integration Model
    M&A Integration Model

    Our article earlier this year analysing 2017 acquisitions showed that the old adage “~70% of acquisitions fail to add value” still proves true today. Yet when done right it can transform businesses and add shareholder value. 

    Will your next acquisition be part of that 70%? What can you can you do to make sure you’re in the top 30%? Here’s a few key points that may guide your M&A Integration:

    • Acquisitions implement your strategy, they are not a strategy themselves.
    • Acquisition strategy and target due diligence is the start of the integration process 窶 start with the end in mind, not just the deal.
    • Integration should focus on creating value from your new operating model and opportunities from core business and clients, not just from back office synergies to take advantage of scale.
    • Integration effort needs expertise, time and leadership – it is not the same as running a business and doesn窶冲 just happen.

    We have each experienced poor integration – which has led us to further develop the Mainsheet M&A Integration Model. We plan to release a specific article on each of the elements over the coming months, so stay tuned for more…

    If you have already commenced your M&A planning, have an acquisition target or are completing an acquisition and have a concern about your integration plan, please contact the consulting Directors in the Mainsheet team:

    Gerard Moody, Perth | gerard.moody@mainsheet.com.au

    Stuart Banham, Sydney | stuart.banham@mainsheet.com.au

    Ian Gordon, Perth | ian.gordon@mainsheet.com.au

    or visit www.mainsheet.com.au