M&A integration of a US acquisition

Strategic > M&A integration of a US acquisition

Published 7 months ago

I was brought in at an early stage of the acquisition process to take a lead on the Operational and HR due diligence and integration efforts for a cross-border acquisition, ensuring seamless integration and compliance with local regulations in 15 US states.
Key accomplishments:

  • Conducted comprehensive operational alignment review to identify synergies and optimise integration strategies.
  • Handled US HR compliance, research and implementation, working closely with employment lawyers, ensuring adherence to local employment laws and regulations for over 15 US states.
  • Developed and executed a 100-day integration plan, clearly defining responsibilities and timelines for shared group departments.
  • Facilitated effective communication and alignment among senior leadership, incoming personnel, and internal centers of excellence.
  • Spearheaded HR and operational integration post-acquisition, ensuring alignment with existing UK & US teams.
  • Collaborated with each P&L owner to define strategic objectives for the new US business, ensuring alignment with overall company goals.
  • Partnered with internal centers of excellence (Finance, Marketing, Commercial, HR, Security & Compliance, Enterprise IT, Content) to define tasks, responsibilities, and deadlines for a successful integration.

This project drew on my ability to handle complex challenges in the context of mergers and acquisitions and emphasises my expertise in operational alignment, compliance, communication, and project management.