Here is an excellent article from CFO.com on merger integration. If you are considering selling your company, merger integration probably doesn't matter to you. As you can see from this article, it matters a whole lot more to buyers these days. So why should it matter to you? Because the things you do today to make your company easier to integrate can mean the difference between getting a deal done and being a perennial bride's maid, and it can certainly have an impact on your valuation.
Here are some topics mentioned in this article that sellers should consider in advance, and that I'll cover in more detail in future posts:
- Interviewing key managers
- Equalization of pay and benefits
- Company culture
- Talent management
- HR development