Tag Archives: Mergers Acquisitions & Divestitures

Inside Out: Back Office Systems Have Become Gateways to the External Community

What used to be considered “back-office” systems are not located in the back of the office anymore. Systems that support a company’s infrastructure for sales, customer service, and supplier relations are front and center customer-, supplier- and employee-facing systems. The heightened importance of the internet to daily business processes requires that a wide variety of […]

Four Components of Successful Divestitures

Prepare Early. Determine the value of each area of the business. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses so that you can capitalize on the strengths that will provide the greatest value to a prospective buyer. Begin to prepare a “due diligence” package for each part of the company – whether it is a product line, a […]

Your Competitor’s Spyglass: Data Risks During a Divestiture

Data protection and security protocols have become more robust in the last two decades. This has been driven both by increasing incidents of data breaches – statutorily acts such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Gramm-Leach- Bliley Act, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITEVH) Act, Health Insurance Portability and […]

10 Steps to Reduce Complexity, Increase Transparency, and Get Value from your ERP System

Common data definitions that are aligned with business processes are what allow organizations to change as a result of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, new regulatory requirements, and new market initiatives. It has probably been years since you have taken steps to reevaluate the future business requirements and ensure that you are able to move in new […]

Mergers & Acquisitions: Realizing the Value

Mergers and acquisitions carry the added weight of introducing redundant systems that duplicate functionality. Learn how to overcome the value gap to take advantage of emergent synergies by aligning your transaction and transition efforts. With experience supporting almost $300 billion worth of merger, acquisitions and divestiture transactions with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers our speaker […]

Complexities of Separating Data in an ERP Environment

In an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment, multiple organizations can exist within a single instance. How does the data belonging to these organizations co-exist, and what are the challenges that companies face when they have to separate the data based on business reasons? With a focus on Oracle® E-Business Suite (EBS), this session will explore the best ways to address complexities in ERP environments to achieve success when separating data.

Six Post Merger Integration Steps that Add Value to M&A

In Part I of this two-part series we looked at why nearly 90% of mergers go awry and what must be done to ensure that M&A deals achieve maximum value. As discussed previously, regardless of merger type (coexistence, absorption, or synthesis), priority should be given to customer-facing processes vital for supporting the company’s customer service, vendor/distributor […]

Mergers and Acquisitions: Realizing the Value

There are few things that generate excitement and speculation like the announcement of a business combination. Almost without exception, the management promise of every merger and acquisition is to increase stakeholder value. However, it seems that this is not what typically happens. As evidenced by a 2019 survey by Deloitte, 40 percent of survey respondents […]

Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do

There are many reasons for separating data – each has its own challenges and business considerations. The first step in the process is to determine the business requirement, then find the relevant data, determine the criteria for filtering the data out, and determine what happens to the filtered data. Suppose for example, that you want […]

What Would Happen if You Sold Part of Your Business?

Deciding what information to share and what information to keep private is one of the most critical decisions companies face when they decide to sell part of the company.  Sharing too much information allows competitors to identify advantages to use against the parent company.  Keeping irrelevant information may result in unnecessary costs, such as excess […]