July 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Merger Integration Checklist - 5 Things You Should Never Say in Announcing the Deal

The next time you see or read about a top executive announcing a merger/acquisition, pay close attention. I’m betting the boss mismanages expectations by making at least one of these five common but wrong-headed remarks.

1. “We don’t anticipate making any changes.”

Why wouldn’t you? During a merger or acquisition, people are primed for change. They expect it. So you should use this window of opportunity to make needed changes. No company is perfect.…


Added by Price Pritchett on July 22, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

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


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…


Added by Joe Aberger on July 14, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

When Should Acquisition Integration Begin?

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…

Added by Joe Aberger on July 5, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Merger Integration - Help! We're Being Mergerized!

The fact is, mergers and acquisitions are one route to corporate growth. And there is a common set of “growing pains” brought about by mergers. When you see these problems developing, you should not take that as clear evidence that the merger is being mishandled by people at the top.

These are predictable problems. They can be found in practically every…


Added by Price Pritchett on July 1, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments

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