Acquisition Integration

Merger, acquisition and joint venture integrations are often the most complex, sensitive and risky programmes that an organisation will undertake. In addition to this, the timescales are tight and inflexible, resources may be unmotivated and few people have the experience of this non business-as-usual process. For this reason, historically, most integrations have failed to achieve their stated objectives, whether that was synergy capture, value creation or other goals.

DD Consulting is working, one deal at a time, to reverse this. We believe that there is no secret to success, but that is down to clear and agreed objectives, detailed and early planning, robust programme management, executive sponsorship and attention and the experience of having done it before. As specialists in this area, we only do M&A programmes, so we bring with us a wealth of knowledge and experience at having seen almost every different situation and variation.

We can support you through the entire integration programme, from start to finish. We work collaboratively with your business teams, who are the experts in how your business works, to setup and execute a well-managed integration programme. We can guide you through the process, provide the tools and processes to stay in control of the integration and use our experience to help you manage risks and issues in a prioritised way.