Integration Planning

For ambitious management teams, acquisitions can deliver accelerated growth, improve equity value and help achieve a company’s vision.

We provide hands-on assistance throughout M&A activity. From sourcing suitable opportunities to capturing synergies, our transaction and integration expertise smooths an often difficult process to unlock the full potential of combined companies.

Unlocking value

Every merger or acquisition situation is unique and requires a bespoke integration approach. Management teams also need a partner with the flexibility and experience to provide the right level of support at the right time throughout the process.


Our approach encompasses six priority areas that work individually or together to provide a foundation for post-deal success.

  • Vision, guiding principles and integration strategy – to outline our investment thesis, create benchmarks, key milestones and financial metrics to create a blueprint for success.

  • Synergy identification and capture – to understand the total synergy benefits for the business and design the workstreams that will drive value.

  • Day One readiness – agreeing the business critical actions to enable an issue free ‘Day One’.

  • Operating model design – designing current, interim and desired end-state operating models

  • Engagement, culture & communications aligning culture to company values, employee engagement and talent retention

  • Integration Management Office (IMO) and governanceIMO set up to manage the programme and ensure governance to protect value and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.

Delivery across these areas ensure a smooth integration and maximise the value of acquisitions.

“Working with Paul has been hugely helpful to YO! over the past 18 months. With his support, we completed the integration of our SnowFox acquisition into the YO! group. He has then gone on to support a major upgrade to the quality of our group reporting and forecasting model. His relaxed but persuasive style has been welcomed by the entire YO! management team. “

Group CFO, YO!