The Kaufman Hall Merger Integration Conference provides M&A professionals with a one-stop location to learn, develop and implement best practices to navigate through the critical phases of the deal, including the business case as well as transition and execution. From creating a strong partnership business plan to closing and inception, this comprehensive event covers everything required to ensure the success of merger integration.

The path to seamless M&A integration can be difficult. Most people don’t anticipate it to be straightforward however the rocky terrain can take them by surprise. It’s not only speed bumps that cause trouble, but the muddy, rutted areas which can wreck an M&A deal completely.

M&A involves a lot planning and coordination. From creating a strong M&A thesis with the sponsoring entity to drafting an effective M&A Project Plan for the target, M&A takes a lot of coordination. If you’re the M&A director within your own company or work with clients as a consultant, this course helps you to connect strategy with integration planning and design during the due diligence, transaction, and negotiations of the deal to uncover realistic cost, growth and functional synergies that are relevant to your target and how to prepare for them after closing the integration phase.

A well-run M&A project management office is the core of an efficient integration. Learn how to build an organization and the appropriate amount governance. Create charters that help your sales, finance, IT as well as legal and communications teams determine what they will be doing. The most important factor to M&A integration success is clarity. You’ll be better able to speed up your progress by following these five areas of focus.