Before we started Acquisition Solutions in 2014 to focus exclusively on merger integration, I wrote an article on building an internal acquisition integration capability. It came to mind recently as a number of people have called to discuss establishing just this kind of capability in conjunction with an acquisition that was on the horizon.
The dynamic of combining two or more companies calls for capabilities that are not usually found in any of the usual process improvement or change management approaches. What is missing from these frameworks, and what is essential to successfully integrating an acquisition, are elements that successfully engage employees.
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