We serve leading companies across the globe on their most pressing issues, from strategy to transformation. Our strategy work includes growth, digital, sustainability and M&A, and our transformation work encompasses operational performance improvement, organisation, and commercial effectiveness. We work with clients to answer the 'what' and the 'how', and to help them make it happen.


Post-merger Integration

Post-merger integrations and carve-outs are some of the greatest challenges that businesses face, and are often derailed by unrealistic expectations or under-estimation of differences. We work with our clients to deliver PMIs and carve-outs that are ambitious yet realistic, to achieve outcomes that exceed expectations.

Our senior team leads bring the experience required to structure and deliver stretching yet achievable plans whilst protecting the ongoing businesses through these periods of uncertainty and turbulence. Our curated teams adopt a tailored approach to each situation, and foster close cooperation with management across the companies, ensuring clarity on priorities and providing hands-on support across workstreams.

Related case studies

Integrating adjacent companies in education content

Managed the successful merger integration of two leading players in the educational sector.

As well as shaping and running the integration management office, our senior team developed the operation model design for the merged business, and facilitated senior stakeholders from both sides in brokering agreements on the knottiest issues and bottlenecks, resulting in a well managed integration.

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Deal defence and carveouts for a global mining company

Supported a global mining player to fight off a hostile takeover bid.

With everything at stake, we worked with this leading multinational on investor communications and the divestment of non-core businesses.

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Post-merger integration of two pharmacy chains

Integrated two pharmacy chains in continental Europe, delivering a smooth transition and almost double the targeted synergies.

With our seasoned consultants leading client teams, we designed and delivered the integration across all functions, with minimal disruption to operations, successfully bringing together competitors into one organisation. The integration ran on target, and far exceeded financial expectations. Today, the client is developing its next phase of growth, with our support.

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Integration reset for a global hotel operator

For a top 5 global hotel operator, turned around a failing merger integration programme to deliver on synergies and forge a new international brand.

Our experienced team set the integration back on course, by resetting the programme’s structure, governance, objectives, timescales and measures, and by successfully bridging the parent company’s needs to maximise value with the expectations of the acquiree management team.

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