Paul J. Siegenthaler
A book based on successful front-line experience of post-M&A integration
Book synopsis -
How can I share experience and useful knowledge ?
You are about to undergo a major business transformation, caused by a merger or the integration of a business your company is about to acquire. Some of the challenges you will face are no-brainers; others require more thought and reflection. Let me tell you what I have experienced, what problems I have seen senior managers faced with, how they have overcome them, how some great ideas have lamentably flopped, how common sense can prevail provided one remains close to the pulse of the organisation ...
- Strategic intent of the merger or acquisition
- The so-called "soft aspects"
- Structure and organisation (the integration team)
- Selecting the team
- Preparation and planning
- Due dilligence
- Identity and culture
- Leadership style and motivation
- The future team
- Wrapping-up the integration project
Business integrations need to address many complex issues of process re-design or harmonisation, but in addition, the following topics are addressed in the book :
"This book is a first class reference source for delivering the business case of any merger or acquisition".
Professor Christopher Bones,
Dean, Henley Business School,
University of Reading