When combining two of anything — let alone two things as dynamic and complex as living, breathing companies -- you first need to agree on a shared purpose, set common goals, and learn how to work as one to achieve results. But none of this is possible without ensuring that people who comprise the two organizations can understand one another and speak the same language.
Integration success is critically dependent on an effective finance function to deliver business insight, help ensure compliance and controls, and create operational efficiencies for capturing deal value across the organization.
Setting the course for Finance requires immediate attention to address critical matters important in the early stages of a merger or acquisition. Setting the course typically addresses the following areas.
US and Global M&A Integration Leader, PwC US
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