Insight
2017
2017 Post-Acquisition Integration Handbook
A practical guide to multinational business acquisitions and integrations.
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As one of only a handful of law firms with a dedicated Reorganizations Practice, we understand a deal isn't over when it closes, and place particular emphasis on post-acquisition integration. We draw upon our market expertise, extensive global precedent and know-how base, and project management processes and tools to help clients increase deal certainty, reduce risks and lower costs to achieve the synergies and transaction value promised to company shareholders.

In our experience advising global companies during the post-acquisition process, some companies try to integrate too quickly, without giving enough thought to issues like the most tax efficient way to structure the integration or how the acquired products and services will fit into their business strategies. Other companies delay integration for such a long time that they miss out on immediate cost savings or the positive impact it can have on their business cultures.

Our interdisciplinary team comprises lawyers from our corporate, employment, tax, intellectual property and data privacy practices, with many of them focusing primarily on implementing reorganizations for our clients. We help establish clear objectives from the outset of the transaction, minimize risk, and pre-empt issues that could lead to expensive remedial action later. Our goal is to use our in-depth knowledge of local markets, commercial practices and industry regulations to develop and execute integration plans that not only support the deal, but the buyer's future operations.