IT is the decisive factor for a successful merger or acquisition

Discover how to successfully manage the transition as a result of a merger, acquisition, or spin-off.

Mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs all play a crucial role in an enterprise organization’s growth. When guided by a solid business strategy, these activities support: rapid expansion, reduction of risks, diversification, decreases in costs, and other competitive advantages.

However, these transactions are not without their challenges and risks to the health of the business. Undertaking a merger, acquisition, or spin-off introduces a great deal of complexity, ambiguity, and time-consuming projects.

Some of the most common challenges businesses encounter when completing a merger, acquisition, or spin-off include:

  • Data integrity
  • Downtime and business continuity
  • Coexistence
  • Communication and stakeholder management

Without an expertly designed strategy led by a knowledgeable partner, a newly (re)formed business is vulnerable to serious risks and may fail to realize the value the transaction was expected to generate.

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Continue reading to explore the technological impacts of these business transactions, the steps and considerations to analyze for a successful transition, the importance of the right technology strategy, and how HSO can help you achieve the most successful carve-in/carve-out possible.