Delivering the intended benefits of Integration or Separation requires specialist knowledge, a sense of urgency and an explicit focus on value. Benefit from working with a firm that understands the patterns of successful integrations and separations. We provide the following Integration and Separation Implementation services:

Project & Program Delivery

Best-practice project & program management applied to the specifics of delivering outcomes in Merger Integration or Sale Separation situations. Delivers value rapidly and moves the organisation(s) closer towards the Target Operating Model(s).

The first year of any Integration is critical. Similarly, identified Separation items must be complete by certain specific dates for the new entity to be able to operate post-transaction. By extension, benefits must be delivered as fast as possible and with minimal disruption to the businesses involved. Transition to the Target Operating Model and delivery of synergy benefits requires a relentless pace and a steady-handed approach best provided by external specialists.

Projects Failing to meet Benefits
Merger Integration Review

An independent and fact-based assessment confirms whether your merger integration is progressing in a way that will see you realise synergies as planned.

Where Mergers expressly rely on achieving synergies through integration to succeed, execution takes on heightened importance. How it works…

Integration & Separation Functional Readiness

A structured assessment of whether impacted functions within affected businesses are equipped for the needs of the target operating model. Where required, specific measures are proposed to address capability and/or capacity gaps.

Capturing synergy benefits relies upon leveraging existing capabilities, creating new capabilities or consolidating costs within certain business functions. To effectively capture the benefits, the specific changes need to be planned and evaluated for execution readiness.

Business Change Management

A structured approach to driving the desired future culture, structure, decision rights and leadership practices through communications, learning & development, process, policy and incentive structures.

Research clearly proves that a structured and rigorous approach to change management is highly correlated to meeting project and program objectives. To drive shareholder value and ensure successful outcomes, change management must be high on the agenda of any Merger or Separation.

Integration Management Office

An executive sponsored, embedded function to explicitly govern and support the Merger Integration Program through, tracking, reporting, coordinating and controlling.

Ensures focus remains on delivering the synergies and business case benefits rapidly and at all times throughout the merger integration. Embed a specialist person or team as early as possible to start gathering and reporting on the right information to enable Executive decision making and support your existing management office functions.

Separation Management Office

An executive sponsored, embedded function to explicitly govern and support the Separation & Stabilisation Program through tracking, reporting, coordination and controlling.

Ensures focus remains on separating the entity rapidly and with all required new functions in place before the separation date. Embed a specialist person or team as soon as possible to start gathering and reporting on the right information to enable Executive decision making and support your existing management office functions.

Detailed Target Operating Model Design & Verification

Design of the future state operating model for post-merger or separation business(es). The model is developed in consultation with key executives, team members and stakeholders, providing clarity about planned future locations, people, structure, processes, governance, systems and assets of an organisation.

The target operating model becomes the destination that must be reached through the initiatives delivered throughout the merger or separation program. It is held out as the aspirational target within leadership and change communications as well as setting boundaries for organisational design and change activities. Without a clear destination, organisations risk either not enacting the right changes or heading in the wrong direction altogether.

Benefits Design & Validation

Working with your merger or separation team we align the synergies identified pre-transaction with one or more of the planned projects & programs and then undertake bottom-up benefits design including detailed measures and value capture approaches.

Be certain you’re running the Project & Programs that will deliver the benefits you seek. A relentless focus on business value through benefits management ensures that the merger or separation delivers the net benefits sought through the transaction.

Enterprise Architecture Improvement

A business led approach to maintaining Enterprise Architecture blueprints and guiding decision making during transformational change. Owns the Enterprise Architecture blueprints and ensures that transformational changes stay aligned to the target operating model and future strategic priorities.

Mergers & Separations provide a unique opportunity for transformation, growth and portfolio optimisation. Significant business change often creates misalignment and overlap in processes, capabilities, systems and business functions. Ensure that change initiatives deliver maximum possible value and don’t create unnecessary risks.

Our approach to Enterprise Architecture is pragmatic, agile and value focussed to best support the target operating model.

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Emerging Platforms & Digital Media Organisation
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Energy Engagement
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Banking Engagement
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National Media Organisation
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Energy Engagement
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National Media Organisation
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National Energy Organisation

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