In this Podcast series, Betina Nygaard from MA360.dk interviews industry experts and owner-managers on different aspects within the M&A field with the purpose of giving their best advice to the owner-managers who are currently considering selling their business.
According to Bain’s M&A Report 2023, 75% of acquirers still struggle with cultural issues that require serious interventions. Luckily, a growing number of companies and M&A teams have started to act, be curious, test, and learn to develop a framework for addressing culture and identity in M&As.
If you want to integrate a newly acquired company, start by mapping the identity of each company. Identify the gaps and similarities. From there, you can mitigate the risks and enhance the strengths. However, always remain critical and objective. If the cultures of the two companies are too disparate, the best solution might be to avoid forced integration. Instead, allow the two companies to coexist.
In this episode, our Senior Strategist, Beate Kornfeld, gives her advice on post-merger integration.
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Reduce the risk of overpaying by screening for a matching target. – How to assess culture and identity, the blind spots in M&As. In the current financial landscape, the risk of overpaying for a target company is increased, which makes acquirers hesitant. – While the upsides of growing through an acquisition strategy remain. In any add-on acquisition, the […]
In the dynamic realm of business, a company name is more than a mere identifier – it’s a powerful vessel for conveying identity, values, and aspirations. An identity-driven approach to naming goes beyond the surface and delves into the essence of what the company stands for. We are often asked about our process and what […]
Research shows that most leaders are facing severe challenges onboarding the right competencies to the company. In addition, many encounter a shortage of skilled talent, and in some business fields, retention is also a challenge. – Something that is still relevant even though an economic downturn is looming. The talent landscape is highly competitive and new measures […]
Caveat emptor! Avoiding integration failure in acquisitions due to identity mismatches Identifying the right targets and successfully executing acquisitions is a complex process that requires a broad outlook and deep expertise. When the ink is dry on the paper, everyone is relieved, except those responsible for the next step of the journey – the integration. […]