Leadership due diligence

The Leadership Due Diligence is designed to support investors and decision-makers with critical insights into the leadership structure and organizational culture of target companies. Typically, it is delivered as a separate work-stream in the Due Diligence process, enabling deal teams to understand who the real value drivers are, how to mitigate human capital risk factors, and how to plan retention as part of the value-creation strategy.

 

M&A executives we support recognize LDD as an essential part of the deal-thesis because of its direct impact on:

Why (Reasons)

The intensifying appetite for strategic market growth comes today under an increased pressure for higher business efficiencies and superior deal value.  

 Indisputably, the transaction impact only produces long-term value if combined leadership capability transforms into a competitive advantage for the merged organizations

How (Insights)

Through comprehensive understanding of the senior leadership through a multi-step approach and direct interactions

What (Outcome)

A detailed report, outlining key top performers to be retained, potential synergies, red flags for talent at high risk of leaving or significant cultural clashes, integration guidelines and a comprehensive insight into the personal and professional profiles of the leadership team
Leadership 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.

Integration Support

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.

Extended Support

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.

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.

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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