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Mergers & Acquisitions

A deep understanding of organisations, their people,
culture and risk profile.

Defining and measuring success

Measuring the success of your M&A deal is essential to identify whether any further actions are required to meet your objectives – not just of the most recent transaction, but also from future M&A activity.

We'll help you define what success means for you and how to measure it – both from a finance and HR perspective.

The finance perspective

The financial goals for the transaction provide a tangible measure of success. One key measure is likely to be whether the deal synergies that were expected have been realised.

If results are below expectation, there will be close scrutiny on the reasons why. Potential causes include unforeseen and under-insured risks, which is why we work with you during the pre-deal and due diligence stages to minimise the risk of this happening.

The HR perspective

It’s essential to keep checking the mood of employees during integration so that you can sense and respond to any discontent.

Our sophisticated tools and surveys enable us to assess employee engagement and then share details with senior leadership. We maintain extensive benchmarking data that allows us to measure against industry norms as well as pre- deal monitoring. Armed with this information, we can help you assess performance and make adjustments when necessary.