Mergers and acquisitions can be a time of dramatic change – exciting and rewarding when the integration, divestiture or joint venture goes smoothly, and costly when they do not. Integration work is no fairy tale. The pressure to deliver can be overwhelming. The best guiding principle is to get smart while getting things done and to get help quickly when needed to prevent small problems from getting bigger.
In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Jim Ryan and Jay Thompson offer several best practices for a smooth acquisition transition to business as usual.