Mergers and acquisitions can be expensive, but they don't have to be. Don't let your acquisition candidate's IT environment hinder your success.
According to Mergerstat.com, there have been more 60,000 domestic merger and acquisition transactions that have taken place in the 21st century, totaling more than $5 trillion in value. With an estimated failure rate exceeding 80%, that means over $4 trillion invested will result in a significant loss of value.
Most due diligence surveys only provide a cursory review of the information technology environment or none at all — too often it is an area left for the integration team. At this point it may be too late to avoid problems. Knowing beforehand can prevent costly surprises and subsequent integration pitfalls that can delay and greatly reduce the expected value when the deal with first pursued.
A comprehensive IT due diligence survey will allow you to be better prepared and realize the full value of the integration. TLCG will review and evaluate existing IT assets (applications and infrastructure), operations, and human capital. Additionally, TLCG provides cost and performance benchmarking and maturity models, so you can gain a better understanding of your information technology investments and how they can improve. This ultimately allows for a better integration roadmap that combines your strategic vision and practical implementation plans.
Contact TLC Group today and learn how we can help keep your merger/acquisition a success!