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Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, De-mergers and Divestments

Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, de-mergers and divestments are incisive, challenging and complex at the best of times.  Technology can make or break the success of a merger, acquisition or divestment. It represents at least 25 percent of the activity and directly impacts more than half of the overall integration or separation.

It’s also highly complex, driven by time pressure to maximise value returns while maintaining the core business – making it one of the most challenging initiatives you will ever undertake. If not planned properly, technology issues can quickly result in delays, budget blowouts and put the deal at risk. Data shows 46 percent of merger and acquisition programs fail post-commitment due to poor integration concepts.

We understand this more than most – we are the specialists that ASX100 organisations rely on to recover their failing merger, acquisition and divestment programs when they have tried to do it themselves or let down by large consulting vendors.

We have successfully delivered some of the most complex mergers, acquisitions and divestments in Australia’s most regulated sectors. We understand the challenges, we have the specialist teams, and we have the exclusive methods and tools needed to successfully deliver the program; first time.

Call us first to avoid having to request budget extensions to fix work you’ve already paid for (and having to explain why).

1. Pre-Commitment Services

Your technology stakeholders should be involved in any merger, acquisition, joint venture, de-merger or divestment from the ideation stage. More than half of the integration or separation relies on IT, making the technology transition a critical success point not only to the program of work, but to the profitability, value, and success of the deal.

Our proven methodologies and services streamline and simplify merger, acquisition and divestment activities. You gain full visibility of the proposed integration or separation,  potential risks and expert insight that enables you to make more timely and more informed decisions. Our services include:

  • Opportunity screening
  • Asset and data assessment
  • Maturity assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Value assessment
  • Integration modeling
  • Integration planning
  • Due diligence
2. Post-Commitment Services

Congratulations, you now have the opportunity to successfully deliver one of the most complex transformation programs you will face. Not only are the normal transformation challenges ahead of you, but you also have another (constantly moving) organisation involved, vocal shareholders demanding returns immediately and an Executive team under internal and external pressure. This must be successful, your reputation depends on it.

Fortunately, we’re a phone call away. We live, eat and breathe these large, complex and challenging transformations, and have a wealth of experience in successfully driving mergers, acquisitions, and divestments for some of Australia’s largest organisations.

Our services include:

  • Transformation planning and formalisaton
  • Transformation mobilisation
  • Transformation delivery
  • Assurance management
  • Compliance management
  • Governance and risk management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Test management
  • Value management
  • Vendor management
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