February 20, 2018

Mitigating Risk & Capitalizing on Opportunity

 

Mitigating Risk & Capitalizing on Opportunity

Background:

Our client planed to acquire a product-focused business unit of a major US technology business. The business unit was carved out by the seller to better focus on its service-driven businesses. Prior to the acquisition, we helped the client perform an operational risk and opportunity due diligence – validating alignment of buyer objectives with acquisition realities, validating concept-of-operations, applying results to plan risk mitigation, business stabilization and business integration and, establishment of PMO infrastructure and pre-close integration readiness team charter.

Approach:

Assessed readiness and developed pre-close risk mitigation plans, supervise risk-mitigation work team activities, assisted COO develop concepts-of-operations what to abandon, leverage, consolidate and integrate, established PMO to direct Jump-Start planning to implement low-risk areas-of-integration, planned the communicate program for external and internal messaging, lead functional teams in 1st 100 day synergy identification and planning, lead functional integration teams in business integration and synergy capture activities.

Outcomes:

The merger was executed on schedule. The integration process was implemented with sensitivity to high-risk areas with no drop in productivity and maintained key customers.

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