Smoothing Postmerger Integration

It takes less time than you think for a clean team to make valuable contributions to the integration of businesses.

Taming postmerger IT integration

Integrating IT platforms after a merger is always a challenge, particularly in the banking industry, in which IT is crucial to daily operations. Moving too slowly threatens the synergies promised by the merger; too rapid a change can alienate important customers.

Where Mergers Go Wrong

Most buyers routinely overvalue the synergies to be had from acquisitions. They should learn from experience.