Corporate Culture Programs for Mergers & Acquisitions
Cultureii’s Corporate Culture Programs for Mergers & Acquisitions:
With capital markets tight and a high bar to execute a successful IPO, you may be thinking to merge or acquire another company to accelerate meeting your strategic and growth goals.
Merger and acquisitions are a great way to grow. The challenge is this: researchers report that as many as 75% M&As fail to deliver on their strategic and growth objectives. Executives who’ve been through a merger or acquisition back up the research and acknowledge that getting mergers and acquisitions to work is tough. The growing trend towards deals between international companies makes the challenge even greater.
Why is the failure rate so high? Traditionally, M&A advisors are hired to focus on the content of the financial and operational analysis rather than the broader, more strategic issues. A thorough analysis of the cultural and psychological factors that effect whether the deal will actually work is rarely conducted. From a post-combination and integration perspective, effectively managing the culture and the psychological factors is where the real management and leadership challenge begins.
This is where Culture Integration International (CII) fits. At CII we provide the coaching, advisement, structures, and processes to help executives:
- Manage the cultural and psychological factors that are inherent in the complex process of combining two previously autonomous organizations; and
- Accelerate the integration process.
Our clients call upon us to help identify, frame, and clarify issues, while guiding and facilitating the culture integration process from the human factors point of view. These integration decisions are best made by those executives intimately involved in the two organizations and who have a vested interested in long-term success. As a result our approach supports and facilitates management in making critical decisions about integration.
Cultureii’s Corporate Culture Assessment for Mergers & Acquisitions provides an effective culture due diligence and is focused on capturing the current state of each of the company cultures, and articulating what is needed to unsure the culture integration is successful.
Our corresponding program, Cultureii’s Merger Culture Integration Programis focused on the transition itself. With these two programs, we bring the two organizations together and work through merger-related issues. Whether your merger took place some years ago or is about to go ahead, it is still possible to increase the success of that merger. This begins with conducting a cultural and values assessment to fully understand the cultures in your business.