Why business cultures matter in M&A integration

How do you bridge business cultures in an M&A integration process? When there are early signs of cultural differences, strong leadership is required to adopt a suitable approach. Dhruv Sarda of Alvarez & Marsal gives some practical examples of how companies with different business cultures get it wrong in merger integration.

Who is responsible for post-merger integration?

Serial acquirers have an advantage. With familiar processes and experienced professionals in place, they can rapidly integrate businesses effectively. However, what about companies that make an acquisition less frequently, like once every few years? Dhruv Sarda of Alvarez & Marsal speaks about how teams should be organised to deliver an M&A integration with a smaller group of project leaders.