Posts Categorized: Integration 2.0

Achieving Your M&A Goals with eknow Integrator Webinar

Please join Jay Chatzkel and senior leaders of eknow for the Achieving Your M&A Goals With eknow Integrator Webinar on Tuesday, November 12 at 2 PM ET. Whether you are a veteran of dealing with these complex and thorny initiatives or someone just learning the ropes, this conversation will provide new ways to more effectively and successfully take your organization through these critical transitions.

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Updates and Insights October-November 2013

Includes update information on the revised Progressive Practices website, the publication in the Thunderbird International.Business Review of our co-authored article on Culture Issues in Chinese Cross-Border Integration, the November 12 eknow Webinar, commentary on acquisition and integration issues at Verizon, Microsoft and US Airway/American Airlines.

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M&A Integration: The Opportunity for Quantum Leap Value Creation – Webinar Tuesday, May 21 at 1 PM ET

Top management, the board and stakeholders have high expectations on the overall ROI. How ready are you?. Join this Webinar panel of experienced M&A integration professionals to focus on how to better prepare for and execute the critical integration phase of he M&A lifecycle.

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Building a Three Legged Stool for Integrating the US Airways/American Airlines Combination: The Making of the World’s Largest Airline

The $11 billion US Airways-American Airlines combination will result in the formation of the world’s largest airline.

Three elements are shaping how this combination and integration will happen and how successful it will be. Each element is a critical leg supporting a successful integration stool. The first key is the driving personality of the US Airways CEO, Douglas Parker. The second is how well the specific challenges involved in combining these two organizations are addressed. The third is how the new airline takes into account the global trends that all airlines have to cope with now and over the next decade.

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The INC Research Experience – A Clinic for Transformational Acquisition and Integration: Part II

Part II of the webinar conversation on how INC Research achieved its successful transformational acquisition of Kendle International. CEO Macdonald and integration lead Kueffer show how to make their extraordinary and remarkable process one that you can replicate. For them, this was not a heroic or special endeavor but rather the best and most sensible way to move INC Research forward and get the results they wanted.

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Clinic on Carrying Out a Transformational M&A Integration

You can count on the fingers of your hands the number of M&A’s that are transformational and produce extraordinary gains. INC’s perspective and process are explored in the exciting and insightful webinar: How one company acquired a competitor twice its size and won big!” The webinar became a clinic on how to frame and carry out a transformational integration.

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Carrying Out a Successful Transformational Acquisition and Integration.

INC Research acquired Kendle, a company two times its size. This scale of acquisition makes it impossible to ignore the impacts of the new acquisition and separate it from all other operations. The Kendle acquisition more than qualifies as a transformational transaction. This is one transformational acquisition that lived up to its promise, with its customer satisfaction higher after the completion of the integration than it was before.

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Mr. Acquirer: Your Company Can Deliver, But Can It Discover?

Ronald Shaich, founder and co-CEO of Panera Bread, holds that companies let their “delivery muscle” completely outweigh the “discovery muscle” that is involved in trying to innovate. A company needs both, but the “discovery muscle” is perhaps even more of a driver for what will make the difference. Acquiring companies tend to base their integrations on a rationalistic model emphasizing efficiency, speed and minimal risk taking. Are acquiring companies sufficiently developing their “discovery muscle” to produce extraordinary value creation gains?

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Glenmore – XStrata Acquisition: Value Creating Masterstroke or Just a Super Bloated Creature?

A record breaking combination is underway with the 90 billion fusion of the UK based Glencore International Plc with Swiss based XStrata Plc corporation. There are concerns about whether this massive ratcheting up in size brings with it greater ability and effectiveness or will the acquisition result in a bloated, less focused and sluggish creature. The question is whether this massive transaction will actually create value that its backers have promised or destroy it.

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The “New Normal” Continues into the New Year

Our New Year 2012 will carry over many of the characteristics of 2011, but of course with its own novel twists. The caution is not to even try to live in the past this year. If you do, you’ll find yourself falling further off the mark than even in 2011. All of these developments come together in what we call “Integration 2.0”. A successful acquirer will customize its own set these approaches so that it can be fully geared to the challenges of 2012 and come out with quantum leap successes.

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