Helping your business to successfully deliver Merger & Acquisition IT Projects
During an M&A project, the integration of technology and operations often proves difficult, usually because it has not received adequate consideration during due diligence.
Often this can be due to IT and operations teams not being included in the due diligence process, preventing them from offering valuable input on the costs and practical realities of integration. Without a deep understanding of what’s required to integrate two companies’ infrastructures it’s difficult to realise the projected benefits of merging the information systems between the businesses. Unrealistic M&A integration project deadlines become set in stone prior to a full systems discovery.
Successful M&A depends increasingly on a flexible IT architecture that goes beyond simplifying integration - it also needs to strengthen the value created by the acquisition. Hence, we help internal IT teams going through an M&A to develop standard processes, robust plans and tools so they can absorb an acquisition more effectively.
We work with IT leaders and engineers to make decisions about integration, including which legacy systems should be left behind and which ones should be migrated to the acquiring company's system.
With the right approach and experienced people, the IT workstream need not be a major concern on the critical path.
There are 3 major challenges you need to overcome to ensure the success of your merger and acquisition projects