Many organizations look past the practical issues of technology and business process integration when evaluating a merger or acquisition. Indeed, this is one of the most common reasons that mergers fail. Consider:
Merging operations, but at what price?
Incorporating IT and process analysis before finalizing a deal or a deal price can determine whether systems are compatible and up-to-date, or whether the real cost of the acquisition may be much higher due to a variety of risks, such as:
If your organization is considering a merger or acquisition to increase opportunities and competitive advantage, talk to West Monroe Partners. We have helped many companies and private equity firms complete preacquisition due-diligence reviews to:
Evaluating IT from all angles
Our comprehensive review examines a prospective combination from the equally important angles of strategy, people, process, and technology.
Delivering on expectations
Asking the above questions and many more, West Monroe Partners will provide an objective and detailed IT and process analysis that can make it easier for your team to evaluate a potential merger or acquisition. At minimum, it can help you arrive at an acquisition price that reflects the realities of combining entities. Beyond that, it can jump-start the integration planning process, enabling merging organizations to move quickly toward delivering the synergies and value that brought them together in the first place.