Pre and Post Acquisition - the big disconnect

Acquisitions are increasingly being decided, within an auction process. However, the level of competition, inherent in any auction, will limit the data potential auctioneers will be able to utilize, thus hindering their abilities to make the best decision possible. This will significantly impact the ability of Private Equity Houses to analyze the challenges to be faced, after the completion of the acquisition. Among the most significant challenges that companies have to deal with, after the completion of an acquisition, include the level of complexity involved in merging two different entities, significantly different organizational cultures between the entities and merging the firms’ computer and data processing systems.