Monday, April 16, 2007

Top Talent loss after a Merger & Acquisition

This article makes a great point. It points out that the purpose of the pre-acquisition phase should be to establish a "good fit" between the two organizations. How many times does this actually happen or is it successful. The key is to make the process repetitive so that it continues on past the time when the ink dries on the legal documents and the checks with lots of zeros on them...



Top Talent loss after a Merger & Acquisition


Mergers and Acquisitions present a company with the ultimate change. There can be few business events that have the potential to create chaos, lose key people (Top Talent) and adversely affect morale than a merger and acquisition.

The process can be viewed as pre acquisition and post acquisition. Pre acquisition establishes a good business fit. Post acquisition comprises of making it all work. This includes developing a common strategy for the new organisation, consolidating duplicated services such as HR, finance and legal, consolidating corporate policies and procedures and deciding who will govern the new business...

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