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Cultural integration in M&A - Financier Worldwide
Organisations pursue mergers and acquisitions (M&As) for a variety of reasons, including growth, to access intellectual property or to gain market access, among others. Properly executed, an M&A deal can generate significant value for an organisation; however, there are also challenges to overcome in any deal. While traditional due diligence will highlight financial or legal issues, for example, a larger problem is often overlooked – cultural integration.
Every organisation has a culture – a set of values and assumptions that govern how its people act on a daily basis. These cultural norms may spread across jurisdictional boundaries and help inform how that company interacts with stakeholders and competitors alike.