By Marc Empey
Creating a successful merger and acquisition is an in-depth and multi-step process. You must move quickly to enact expected changes, but do so with a thorough strategy. If you begin by following these crucial steps, you’ll find a greater chance of success.
Get a Consultant
First, identify a knowledgeable consultant. An experienced consultant with the right credentials will know what steps to consider as they help you create and identify detailed strategies. The right advisor will be able to speak intelligently about all aspects of the industry, business models, type of buyers and capital.
Understand the Risks
Next, it’s important to consider and understand the legal, business, operational, and financial risks to both companies. Likely, you will spend hours of due diligence in order to prove the synergy between combined departments that will increase productivity, revenue, and profitability in the long run. You must be able to create a strategic plan for decision making and focus on the company’s priorities.
Have Realistic Expectations
Finally, keeping expectations realistic and moving forward in a transparent manner are vital for survival. Maintaining clear and open lines of communication with employees with guide their expectations for the future. Creating a framework for employee performance will help you to communicate your expectations and minimize communication errors.
When you consult with one of our San Diego mergers and acquisitions lawyer, they will be able to articulate what they know and how they will serve you to add value to the engagement. Just as you have performed your due diligence to research, and plan for your merger and acquisition, your advisor will do the same for you. Contact us today to start exploring the future.