The acquisition and divestiture of subsidiaries are significant structural changes to an organization that must be planned and managed carefully. While the promise of growth and economic gain is real, analysts warn that without careful planning and analysis, many mergers and acquisitions ultimately fail to live up to their initial promise and can cause more harm than good. We can help you plan and execute a merger & acquisition strategy that creates value to stakeholders and ensures your company is in control of the process from start to finish.
RMAS staff have significant experience with the merger & acquisition process, including:
- Identifying candidates for acquisition
- Negotiating letters of intent and definitive purchase agreements
- Performing financial and operational due diligence
- Merger integration
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the completion of due diligence and the signing of the final contracts mean the merger or acquisition is complete. There’s still a lot of critical work to be done. The task of turning two companies into one is a daunting one, but careful planning and forethought can help ease the transition.
How your company deals with merger issues such as communication, employee retention and/or layoffs, customer notification and reassurance, consolidation of staff and integration of systems will play a huge role in determining the overall success or failure of the merger or acquisition.
Don’t wait until the deal is finalized to think about these issues. Assemble a team of stakeholders and experts to analyze the challenges and risks of integrating the two companies and have an action plan in place long before the official merger date.