Mergers & Acquisitions

Merger and acquisition projects move companies forward. They often increase diversity, grow market share, or provide access to key talent and capabilities. They’re also among the riskiest and most strategically important initiatives a company can undertake, and their outcomes can make or break the business. The sponsors and champions of M&A projects have a lot riding on the results, as do investors and other business partners. Because there’s so much at stake, these high-profile efforts simply cannot fail.

Case Study

Industry: Finance

A top-tier investment company relied on PMAlliance to apply our proven planning methods and project management control processes to oversee the strategic divestiture of one of their subsidiary firms.

Challenges

Confidentiality until the formal announcement, Resource constraints, Lack of historical data.

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For companies considering a merger or acquisition, choosing the right project management partner is key to success. The team at PMAlliance offers exceptional experience in the M&A sector, and their consultants bring with them the skills necessary to move even sensitive and intricate transactions from planning through execution. PMAlliance’s project management experts have executed complex and time-sensitive M&A projects. They have what it takes to fully and accurately assess risks for each project, to develop timelines that are achievable and that meet each organization’s objectives, and their methodology allows for controlling projects at each step to avoid delays and cost overruns. They have the knowledge and tools to help drive the kind of final results that propel companies into the future.


Project management expertise becomes a competitive advantage

The team at PMAlliance knows the type of communication flows and project control strategies needed to return tangible value back to the organization with every initiative. Whether a merger or acquisition is intended to deliver new innovations to the marketplace or broaden the company’s internal capabilities, each brings the potential to gain an edge on competitors. PMAlliance’s consultants are a valuable resource, bringing with them knowledge of where risks often lurk during M&A projects, along with the skills to resolve those issues before they hinder progress. PMAlliance puts their clients on track for success in the most challenging and time-sensitive business environments.


A project management strategy that really works

PMAlliance’s project management methodology has a proven track record of success. The team’s experts work alongside diverse stakeholder groups to determine parameters for each M&A project that meet each organization’s needs while staying within defined resource and time allocations. They can bring teams together under one common project management strategy to minimize wasted effort and to drive activities along a single schedule. Their time-tested methodology includes tools to estimate task durations and assign accountability for activities at the individual level, robust project controls to monitor progress and ensure important milestones stay on track, and communication protocols that streamline information sharing across diverse stakeholder groups. Using the PMAlliance approach, organizations are able to successfully deliver even complex, highly visible, and strategically critical M&A projects.


Avoid costly delays

There may be significant costs associated with delays in an M&A project. These initiatives are known for delivering results, and that’s how organizations—along with its shareholders and employees—often measure success. PMAlliance’s consultants understand how time sensitive a merger or acquisition can be. Every day a company is late in starting the transaction, or every day they’re behind schedule in realizing the benefits of the deal, they’re missing out on the anticipated return on their investment.

PMAlliance’s rigorous project management methodology ensures that an M&A project’s results aren’t diminished by missed milestones or a slipping timetable.


Benefit from a neutral perspective on project activities

There is no room for failure when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Unfortunately, these transactions have the potential to be politically charged and highly contentious. PMAlliance’s consultants provide the organization with an important neutral viewpoint to help get past concerns about preferential treatment or a lack of cooperation among the involved parties. As an objective participant, PMAlliance isn’t influenced by internal politics and they don’t have an agenda of their own to protect. They have the expertise to evaluate M&A risks and potential problems from a neutral perspective, and will provide project recommendations that are in the best interests of the company.


Manage project risk with experience and expertise

Driving any M&A initiative from planning through completion takes a significant investment of time and money. Project risks that go unnoticed or aren’t sufficiently explored could cost the company dearly, either requiring significant expenditures to bring things back on track or potentially causing the deal to be abandoned. Even if trouble is spotted, internal PMs may not have the experience to develop and deploy a contingency plan before it’s too late. The consultants at PMAlliance have the skills and knowledge to conduct the kind of risk assessments these can’t-fail projects require to ensure they result in success. They can evaluate potential issues that may impact activities and identify how these risks can be mitigated.

Case Study

Industry: Finance

A top-tier investment company relied on PMAlliance to apply our proven planning methods and project management control processes to oversee the strategic divestiture of one of their subsidiary firms.

Challenges

Confidentiality until the formal announcement, Resource constraints, Lack of historical data.

Learn how PMAlliance's Duration-Driven Methodology helped deliver this project on time and within budget. Download the case study below.
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