Leadership due diligence

M&A transactions have long been regarded as the ultimate level of change for a business environment. With the surge in acquisitions during the past several years the end-to-end M&A process has become quite sophisticated, and managers have become far more meticulous in addressing business-critical topics and in detecting potential synergies while anticipating challenges.

Almost half of deal failures are rooted in unidentified “people issues”

Indeed, a growing number of M&A Managers and C-Suite Executives realize the strategic importance of Leadership assessment. However, many deals still fail to produce the expected value as insufficient attention is paid to capturing critical insight regarding the capabilities of the acquired Leadership structure during the early transaction phases. In fact, as high as 45 percent of failures in M&A deals are attributed to unexpected post-deal “people problems”.

Early Market Intelligence

In an overview of the transaction process, the decision for expansion and strategic business development parts from a comprehensive understanding of the market and what opportunities and challenges it presents. It encompasses insights on regulations, socio-economic environment, latest industry developments, technological innovations, investment trends, areas with projection for growth. 

 We provide evidence-based insights as an essential support to the strategic decision-making process, allowing teams to save time and resources in determining whether and what type of investment is worthwhile. We widen the decision-making base further by enabling organizations to truly understand who is who on the market and to create a shortlist of target companies, both in terms of business performance and leadership capacity. We map out all relevant businesses and their respective size, ownership structure, portfolio, as well as important developments with respect to the overall market situation.

Early Market Intelligence

In an overview of the transaction process, the decision for expansion and strategic business development parts from a comprehensive understanding of the market and what opportunities and challenges it presents. It encompasses insights on regulations, socio-economic environment, latest industry developments, technological innovations, investment trends, areas with projection for growth. 

 We provide evidence-based insights as an essential support to the strategic decision-making process, allowing teams to save time and resources in determining whether and what type of investment is worthwhile. We widen the decision-making base further by enabling organizations to truly understand who is who on the market and to create a shortlist of target companies, both in terms of business performance and leadership capacity. We map out all relevant businesses and their respective size, ownership structure, portfolio, as well as important developments with respect to the overall market situation.

Leadership Benchmarking

Having the complete picture means having a grasp as well on the full breadth of leaders within the industry. We carry out systematic comparative evaluation of all identified C-Suite executives. Combining this with our extended knowledge we facilitate companies to align expectations in designing a consistent approach to leadership-related issues

Preliminary Due Diligence

Early M&A stages are quite challenging, and while certain financial and legal data can be relatively easier to access, target companies are highly unlikely to discuss internal processes, Leadership and Human Capital topics. Our expertise in uncovering critical evidence on Leadership enables businesses to count on reliable and objective information when addressing such topics across industry participants. Ultimately, we make sure the patterns, red-flags and potential synergies we identify across target companies contribute to informed strategic decisions.

Preliminary Due Diligence

Early M&A stages are quite challenging, and while certain financial and legal data can be relatively easier to access, target companies are highly unlikely to discuss internal processes, Leadership and Human Capital topics. Our expertise in uncovering critical evidence on Leadership enables businesses to count on reliable and objective information when addressing such topics across industry participants. Ultimately, we make sure the patterns, red-flags and potential synergies we identify across target companies contribute to informed strategic decisions.

Due Diligence

Further along the transaction process the critical need to address Leadership compatibility is widely acknowledged. Yet, M&A teams rarely have the time and resources to carry out extensive Leadership Assessment as part of the Due Diligence phase. The value we add to their efforts comes through an impartial examination of leadership skills within the target company. This way we highlight the importance of working with leaders on the identification of cultural challenges and help businesses anticipate topics which can potentially complicate the integration of the acquired organization.

Post-Acquisition Talent Assessment

After all, it is only in the post-acquisition phase that numerous organizations realize that the net value of the deal largely depends on how the collective leadership capability transforms into a competitive advantage for the merged organizations. This is the stage when the comprehensive internal evaluation of C-suite executives becomes essential. We provide a 360º solution to identify business-critical Leadership challenges, to help avoid potential cultural clash of merging organizations, and to enhance the talent integration plans.

Post-Acquisition Talent Assessment

After all, it is only in the post-acquisition phase that numerous organizations realize that the net value of the deal largely depends on how the collective leadership capability transforms into a competitive advantage for the merged organizations. This is the stage when the comprehensive internal evaluation of C-suite executives becomes essential. We provide a 360º solution to identify business-critical Leadership challenges, to help avoid potential cultural clash of merging organizations, and to enhance the talent integration plans.

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