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Aktuelles zur Jahrestagung PMI des Bundesverbandes M&A!

Ein Update zum Jahreskongress Post merger integration

Hier ein paar Informationen zum Gesamtkonzept der zweitägigen Veranstaltung:
1. Tag des Jahreskongresses PMI: BM&A in Kooperation mit KPMG 24.10.
2. Tag des Jahreskongresses PMI: BM&A in Kooperation mit Denkfabrik Wirtschaft 25.10.
Zwischen ersten und zweiten Tag gibt verbindende Abendveranstaltung durch Einladung der KPMG in Kooperation mit dem BM&A für Teilnehmer beider Tage

Die drei Schwerpunkt-Themen der beider Tage sind:
• Cultural Integration
• Best Practice Prozesse & Ansätze
• Digitalisierung & Digitale Tools im M&A Prozess

Der erste Tag wird von dem BM&A in Kooperation mit der KMPG gestaltet. Dieser Tag besteht vorwiegend aus Vorträgen.
Der zweite Tag, die Denkfabrik Wirtschaft ist arbeitsorientiert, die Schwerpunkt-Themen werden im Rahmen von Design Thinking Workshops interaktiv und gemeinsam diskutiert und erarbeitet.

What is merger integration? What do i have to do?

The task of post merger integration

An important ingredient in acquisition strategy is how you integrate the acquired company. Let us describe the task of post merger integration with goals and objectives. You have to think well about goals and objectives, since these will define what is being done through merger integration.

Goal of the merger integration task

The goal of post merger integration is to plan and execute the integration of two businesses. WIthin each business, there is an organization and there are many processes, which are to be aligned and/or integrated.

Objectives of the merger integration task

  • Maximize likelihood of integration success: each merger integration tries to reach successful completion meaning that there is no failure of the integration.

  • Continue target operations: in most cases, it is important to not interrupt the target operations with merger integration activities.

  • Fit integration type: there are different ways to integrate two companies, which are determined in the integration strategy. more information about merger integration types can be found here: Merger Integration Types

  • Fulfill synergy objectives: every merger has synergy expectations and objectives. Merger integration is targeted at creating such synergies.

Decomposition of the merger integration task

There are three subtasks: designing the new entity, planning merger integration (project) and executing merger integration project.
The first two should be started during due diligence to ensure merger integration success.