Joe Aberger
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Jul 28, 2011
Joe Aberger posted a blog post

When Should Acquisition Integration Begin?

Acquisition IntegrationIntegration Management should begin immediately when the deal is announced. Otherwise, you’re going to be running behind, and the bulk of your time will be spent trying to fix problems rather than prevent them. You’ll get caught in a crossfire — on one hand needing to develop your…See More
Jul 13, 2011
Joe Aberger posted a blog post

What Is the Single Best Predictor of Merger Success

Here’s the answer: The length of the transition period.The longer you take to integrate, the closer you live to the edge. Disappointing deals correlate highly with slow consolidation.Decades of merger experience prove this. The turtle may win the race in fairy tales, but not in the grinding, gut-wrenching, high-risk game of merger integration. We’ve been saying this for years, and it’s coming close to being accepted now as…See More
Jun 28, 2011
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Apr 7, 2011

Profile Information

First Name
Joe
Last Name
Aberger
Job Title
President
Company
PRITCHETT, LP
Type of Business
Service provider
If Type of Business is "Other", please describe
Merger Integration Consulting
Transaction Size "Sweet Spot" (USD)
Middle-Market ($100 mm - $500 mm), Upper Middle-Market ($500 mm - $2 billion), Large Market (Over $2 billion)
City
Dallas
State
TX
Country
United States
About Me (Company description, Biography, Services I provide):
PRITCHETT is the firm that originally established post-merger integration consulting as a specialized practice area. We wrote the first hardcover book on the topic, and authored the all-time M&A bestseller, The Employee Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions, plus three other merger-specific books and countless papers and articles. PRITCHETT also developed the most visited site on MergerIntegration, MergerIntegration.com. Joe Aberger is the President of PRITCHETT.
Network with Me (Types of transactions I seek, Professionals I like to be referred):
Like to network with CFOs and HR Professionals.

Joe Aberger's Blog

5 Things You Should Never Say in Announcing the Deal

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 4:04pm 0 Comments

“The cultures of our two companies are very similar.”

Perhaps so.  But people will focus on the differences.  Being human, they’ll aim their attention toward those cultural flash points where the two companies’ behaviors and beliefs don’t align.  They’ll grit their teeth as they deal with inevitable differences in their corporate personalities, resenting how management made false promises about cultural compatibility.  So rather than rah-rahing about…

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5 Things You Should Never Say in Announcing the Deal

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 4:04pm 0 Comments

“The cultures of our two companies are very similar.”

Perhaps so.  But people will focus on the differences.  Being human, they’ll aim their attention toward those cultural flash points where the two companies’ behaviors and beliefs don’t align.  They’ll grit their teeth as they deal with inevitable differences in their corporate personalities, resenting how management made false promises about cultural compatibility.  So rather than rah-rahing about…

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Mergers Questions from Employees, Customers, Vendors, the Community, and the Media

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments

 

Mergers: Top Ten Employee Questions

 

We refer to the first 10 questions on the list as “me issues” because they are focused on the most common personal concerns of employees. Until these “me issues” are resolved, it is extremely difficult for employees to…

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When Should Acquisition Integration Begin?

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Acquisition Integration

Integration Management should begin immediately when the deal is announced. Otherwise, you’re going to be running behind, and the bulk of your time will be spent trying to fix problems rather than prevent them. You’ll get caught in…
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