Heads of M&A, Merger Integration, PMO, HR, Business Unit, CorpDev, and Strategy

The number of cross-border M&A and divestment deals continue to thrive. As a result, the necessity of formulating a structured and phased integration will become even more relevant.  Successful acquirers realise that they cannot wait for the deal to close to begin planning for the integration. Many mergers fail as a result of inability to act during the integration phase and plan within due diligence.  

      A successful integration depends on a clear vision, leadership and commitment to a continuous communication feedback loop. Strategic and operational due diligence is necessary where you can review key variables, metrics and qualitative factors such as corporate culture. Companies must balance the need for functioning, and harmonised processes against the need for winning the hearts and minds of the new organisation’s workforce, or in the case of divestments, ensuring a smooth separation. Working with dedicated personnel with solid integration experience, liaising between senior management and project managers and ensuring a cross-functional team are notable challenges – as is involving the integration team during the latter part of the due diligence process.  A clear knowledge of integration governance, risks and compliance is necessary. Mastering the human impact through interpersonal and internal communication often succeeds in finding the problems early and ensuring a joined corporate culture.

Attend this leading forum to benchmark how other corporate development and merger teams are implementing integration, and divestment strategies; hear their perspectives - both success stories and lessons learned.  Utilise this event to learn from their experiences, compare solutions and take away concrete strategies that you can use to drive transformation in your enterprise.

Baker Hughes  M&A Planning During Due Diligence & Case Study of a Recent Deal
Shell 
Growing into New Business Areas through Acquisition & the Challenge of Transition, Integration and Culture
Altran 
Transformation & Integration. Lessons from F1 – Calm in the Fast Lane
Conductix 
Bringing Innovation and Growth into the Group through Acquisitions 
SAP  Challenges with Small Tuck-in Acquisitions
Link Mobility Group 
Integrating Startup Geniuses
Amadeus IT Group 
Setting Up an Integration Management Function
Syngenta 
Change Management with Cultural Integration in PMI
IBM 
HR Due Diligence: Bring People Issues to the M&A Strategy
Cargill 
The Role of HR in M&A
Software AG 
Acquiring Disruptive Startups
Nokia 
Divestment Case Study and Best Practices for Remnant Cost Removal
Signify  Importance of Educating your Own Management and the Target Company  
Nokia 
Employee Engagement during M&A
AGCO Corporation 
Implementation of Successful Divestment Strategies
Dell 
HR Integrations - Critical to Integration and Transformation
Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals 
The Importance of JV Governance – or How to Avoid Underperformance of the JV
SGS 
Becoming a Business Partner: How IT could Build the Bridge between Assessment and Integration
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(click here to see photos and feedback from our previous Merger Integration forum)

 

Baker Hughes  M&A Planning During Due Diligence and Case Study of a Recent Deal

 

Shell  Growing into New Business Areas through Acquisition & the Challenge of Transition, Integration and Culture

 

Altran  Transformation & Integration. Lessons from F1 – Calm in the Fast Lane 

 

Conductix  Bringing Innovation and Growth into the Group through Acquisitions 

 

SAP  Challenges with Small Tuck-in Acquisitions

 

Link Mobility Group  Integrating Startup Geniuses

 

Amadeus IT Group  Setting Up an Integration Management Function

 

Syngenta  Change Management with Cultural Integration in PMI

 

IBM  HR Due Diligence: Bring People Issues to the M&A Strategy

 

Cargill  The Role of HR in M&A

 

Software AG  Acquiring Disruptive Startups

 

Nokia  Divestment Case Study and Best Practices for Remnant Cost Removal 

 

Autogrill Speed and Depth of Integration

 

Signify  Importance of Educating your Own Management and the Target Company  

 

Nokia  Employee Engagement during M&A

 

AGCO Corporation  Implementation of Successful Divestment Strategies

 

Dell  HR Integrations - Critical to Integration and Transformation

 

Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals  The Importance of JV Governance – or How to Avoid Underperformance of the JV

 

SGS  Make or Break the Deal: Post Merger IT Integration