Remember to ensure you accurately track and communicate expenditure, savings, tangible and intangible benefits, and risks. Managing this information as you progress will save you time in the longer term, as this will be required for future consolidated business planning and budget development.
There are many lessons to be learned from undertaking M&A activities and these include acknowledging that there is never a 'perfect' deal. However, impact on the organisation can be minimised by identifying people, communication and change management as top priorities.
Ultimately, success is measured by leadership's ability to understand and craft an implementation plan that delivers the deal value drivers on time and budget, while maintaining efficient and effective business as usual services.
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