Consulting case studies

Merging financial operating models after an acquisition

A series of multi-billion-dollar acquisitions forced a large-diversified manufacturing company to launch a sweeping financial integration project. 

"In four short years, what was a $3.5 billion company has become a $12 billion company..."

Client challenge

Integrate two financial organizations after an acquisition in order to:

  • Create new synergies within the newly merged companies
  • Improve operational performance
  • Comply quickly with SEC financial reporting regulations
  • Established interim operating model


PwC's solution

Integrate  the organizations by helping the client with:

  • Designing the structure of the integrated finance department
  • Identifying synergies and creating tools for tracking them
  • Migrating all systems onto new common platforms for efficiency
  • Standardizing processes


Impact on client's business

  • Successfully helped integrate its people, processes and technology (systems) resulting in nearly  $1 billion synergies to date
  • The company has grown from $3.5 billion to $12 billion in four years


Published 3/2014

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