Transformation - Merger Integration

Lessons of Scale

Large Deals by Large Companies

This article analyzes and illustrates the key lessons to be learned from major M&A activity in large companies. The article takes an organization development perspective and examines the role leaders can take to:

  • Mitigate risks by having a well-tested process for managing the acquisition
  • Create a Merger Intent document to translate the vision for the combined organization into action and results
  • Use the merger as a proving ground for talent at all levels of the organization

These lessons are applicable to deals of strategic importance regardless of size.