(Past Event)

Mergers, Acquisitions and Structural Change

Mergers are a powerful opportunity for CIOs to show the value of the IT department - but technical chiefs need to develop new skills if they are to seize the advantage, analysts believe.

Around 25 per cent of the effort involved in a typical merger or acquisition integration will come from the IT team, and with M&A activity likely to rise as the economy improves, CIOs need to develop their integration capabilities now as conventional leadership and management techniques are often not up to the task.

Lack of established governance together with aggressive goals and timeframes, makes it difficult to reap the benefits. However, in organisations where IT traditionally has strong project and service-management skills, there is an opportunity for the technical team to play a larger role in the integration.

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Summary

Whether your organisation is planning, in the middle of, or has just come out of an M&A or significant corporate change, the changes will be significant and many of your counterparts will have had similar experiences.

Objectives

Attend this event and discuss the differing approaches to mergers, acquisitions and large scale change, share strategies and learnings and focus on areas of common difficulty.

Agenda

  • Pre-change - Undertaking Due Diligence
  • Change Process - Managing Integration
  • Post-change - 'Reaping the benefits' / Value-add
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johnlewis
mcdonalds
united biscuits
travis perkins
southwestwater
rexam
landregistry
HMRC
gchq
eon
dhl
EnvironmentAgency
BalfourBeatty
coop
BAE
aviva
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