Navigate around challenges, accelerate value.
Our unique blend of industry, operational, and technology expertise helps financial and strategic buyers plan for and manage the complexities of mergers, acquisitions, and carve-out transactions.

Experience makes a difference

A merger, acquisition, or divestiture may be the key to future success and differentiation. But before the benefits are realized, there will be some very real challenges: deal strategy, diligence, integration planning, execution, and—ultimately—optimal performance. We can help.

Our team has assisted with more than 1,500 deals of all types—from strategy and due diligence to post-close integration management and beyond. We also have delivered several dozen carve-out projects from sell-side readiness and buy-side diligence through optimization.

Are you ready to buy or sell?

Savvy organizations know there is important work to do before any third parties enter the picture and negotiations begin. We get you ready by providing:

  • M&A readiness assessment
  • Sell-side readiness assessment
  • M&A playbook development

Do you know what you’re buying?

Proper due diligence is critical, but time is limited. Your diligence should highlight areas with the greatest potential for return (or problems)—and include the right questions. We assist with:

  • IT diligence
  • Carve-out diligence
  • Software functional and competitive diligence
  • Integration diligence
  • Operations diligence

You’re ready to buy (or sell). But are you ready to integrate (or divest)?

Often, diligence, analysis, and negotiation take priority over planning. In fact, thoughtful planning should happen alongside diligence. We assist with: 

  • IMO/SMO leadership, planning, governance, and execution
  • Integration strategy, planning, and execution
  • Carve-out strategy, planning, and execution

You know what you need to accomplish. How will you get it done?

So that your internal teams remain focused on customers and day-to-day operations, we provide an experienced team to assist with:

  • IMO/SMO management
  • Integration advice
  • Functional management and/or interim leadership for areas such as IT, finance, human resources, or communications
  • Business process improvement and optimization
  • Customer and vendor contract negotiation

Integration is underway. What’s next?

Without a long-term focus on optimization, many organizations fail to realize a transaction’s expected value. We help you keep your eyes on your goal through:

  • System (ERP, CRM, BI) assessment, selection, implementation, management, and optimization
  • Human capital management
  • IT strategy development
  • Business intelligence and predictive analytics
  • Managed IT services

Are you prepared for the unique challenges of a carve-out transaction?

Transactions are always complex, but carve-outs add an extra layer of difficulty—typically under extreme time constraints.

We have packaged our extensive experience to offer a Carve-out Readiness & Execution (CORE) solution—a proven combination of service providers and technology platforms that can help you:

  • Minimize risk
  • Decrease transition services agreement timelines
  • Lower costs
  • Improve the likelihood of a successful transaction
  • Accelerate the path to value creation

Are you equipped for success?

When it comes to navigating transaction complexity, there is no substitute for experience. We bring a unique set of experience and capabilities to every deal:

  • Strategic vision
  • Industry insight
  • Operational excellence
  • Technology expertise
  • Outstanding leadership and tactical execution
  • A track record for delivering results

We are committed to making deals work, companies strong, and you successful.

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