Mergers & acquisitions planning and management: multinational specialty pharmaceuticals provider
September 8, 2020
Client needed M&A strategy, integration leadership, and a plan to drive technical enablement of the new acquisition.
Existing challenges included:
- No comprehensive Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) program with clear ownership, accountability, and defined roles and responsibilities
- No identification of strategy, risks or determination of what processes and systems are most critical to the business during M&A
- Plans were not standardized or executable and did not represent the entire Business.
- Lack of ability to identify, mitigate and respond to business disruptions
How Mazars helped:
We assembled a team of skilled M&A professionals who were experienced in planning and management, IT process integration, and transition services.
- Supported diligence efforts to identify IT issues that impacted quality of potential investment
- Conducted source-to-target system mapping and requirements
- Reviewed asset purchase (APA) and transfer services (TSA) agreements
- Worked with other functional team leads to develop cross-functional integration plans
- Helped the business establish templates to better communicate requirements to sellers
- Developed a comprehensive IT M&A Playbook that established a standard and scalable approach, along with supporting tools and templates to support future M&A activity
- Successfully integrated all IT people, process, and technology resources successfully
- Enabled a much closer and collaborative working relationship with IT and business than previously established
- Establish IT as a value-add strategic partner for integration planning
- Better enabled IT to rapidly respond to requests for future M&A transaction support in a consistent way with proven tools and templates.