A merger or acquisition brings exciting possibilities for innovation, diversification, growth, efficiency, and profit. But it also comes with significant challenges for the people impacted by the change — everyone from employees to suppliers to customers. A successful M&A largely depends on carefully navigating those challenges, start to finish.

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An estimated 70 percent to 90 percent of all M&As fail to achieve their anticipated strategic and financial objectives. This failure rate is often attributed to various HR-related factors, such as incompatible cultures, management styles, poor motivation, loss of key talent, lack of communication, diminished trust, and uncertainty of long-term goals.

Do you have a plan for overcoming the obstacles of an acquisition?

We do.

With more than a decade of experience facilitating seamless CPG acquisitions, we understand M&A economics. We're also curious by trade, so we know how to dig out the information necessary to analyze whether significant people issues could compromise those economics. So let us help you smooth your integration.

Failing to examine the operations side of the equation in preparation for a potential acquisition is an all too common mistake that leaves your company vulnerable. When unfunded liabilities and low-performing plans enter the picture, they can change everything.

We help our clients take advantage of a pending purchase as an opportunity to review cost/benefit analyses, identify cost-saving opportunities and examine what can often present significant savings. It’s absolutely vital to delve into these details before a purchase price is settled.

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Addressing human resources during an acquisition is critical to the success of the transition process. As a result, our clients feel confident that their assets are integrated smoothly, employees are treated fairly and equitably, and the organization is positioned for long-term success.

We would love the opportunity to assist you with your exciting new adventure.