The process of acquisitions can always be a complex and difficult task. Any company that is considering the acquisition of another organisation they would never dream of moving forward into the process without conducting a thorough financial due diligence process, to make all acquisitions the greatest success that they could possibly be.
During the acquisitions process, several points of interest need to be fully understood and reviewed to ensure the greatest possible outcome, no matter what the acquisitions may be. However, while all points are critical in the outcome of the acquisitions process, certain points will have a greater impact than others, an example of this is Human Resource’s, which could be looked at as being the biggest influencing factor on the performance of a business, but is quite often overlooked or only given the most cursory of investigations.
Here at SRS, we strongly advise the objective auditing of the key people within all potential acquisitions to allow you to understand how they fully behave, before and after the deal has been struck, as well as how this can influence the overall culture of an organisation.
While talking to the key members of a company is extremely important, you must also think on a broader scale, here at SRS we are also able to provide you with vital understanding and facilitate the communication when acquisitions comes to full force. We understand that merging two separate cultures can be difficult, however having a full understanding of how to move forward is crucial. The facilitation of a smooth acquisitions process is key.
While communicating with the other business you are able to fully understand what matters whether that be the culture of the two separate companies to the IT side of the two separate companies, no two acquisitions would ever be the same and must be carefully analysed with a planning stage long before the full execution the process.
The key to success within all of the layers of acquisition that have been outlined is the ability to get beneath the veneer of behaviour and to fully understand with great detail the make-up of individuals within a company, and groups of individuals as a whole. Once you have gained a full understanding of everyone in a company the acquiring of said company will become a much smoother process while also giving you a more intimate understanding of your new acquisitions.