Integration Planning & Management
Accelerating integration to maximize transaction value
Today’s business environment demands that organizations swiftly execute transactions that can showcase and achieve the promised value. While transactions come in a variety of forms, one thing remains clear: to realize synergies and access complementary capabilities, executives, boards, and investors must align distinct organizational cultures, unify operational processes, and streamline disparate systems.
Ankura drives successful integrations by overseeing the development, execution, and monitoring of comprehensive integration and launch plans ranging from pre-close and day one readiness plans to integration roadmaps and detailed cross-functional project plans. We help our clients bring focus and clarity to new roles, responsibilities, and processes throughout a newly integrated organization.
We’ve executed 150+ integrations for transactions valued at more than $110 billion.
- Integration and Launch Planning
Value creation is the mandate. Momentum and focus are the answer. We work with leadership and equity partners to establish a clear vision, strategies, and actionable plans to generate near-term value while building a strong foundation for continued long-term growth.
- Integration Management Office (IMO)
Speed of integration is a key factor of success. We help our clients act quickly, respond decisively, convert integration strategy into detailed action plans, and manage those actions across functions.
- Leadership Alignment & Cultural Integration
Leadership alignment is critical for success during and after a transaction integration. Alignment has a half-life, however. It must be an on-going area of focus. We help assess the current culture, define the future combined cultural vision, cascade the new culture across the organization, and build reinforcing systems to support the integration of the new culture.
- Change Management
Organizations don’t change, people do. It is through the commitment of the people that real transformation happens. Ankura’s change leadership experts help drive alignment, adoption, and results by helping people understand the purpose, picture, plan, and their place within the change.
- Interim Management
Our interim management services provide seasoned consultants who have the hands-on experience and skill set to assume executive roles for companies in transition.
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Global Aviation Services Company
Delivering Seamless Integration Through a Singular Focus
Ankura led the M&A integration of a global aviation services company across 14 major workstreams, ensuring cultural integration and accelerating to operational steady-state and synergy realization. Helping the company acquire its largest competitor, Ankura executed flawless transaction close, managing the transaction fund transfer, tightly coordinating global communications, and orchestrating new employee events. During the engagement, Ankura completed the rebrand of 102 locations on day 1, set up an IMO, developed a 5-year strategic roadmap, and implemented PMO governance to ensure momentum on prioritized projects. As a result, the company achieved an operational steady state in half the originally estimated time.
The Ankura Difference
Our experts provide deep financial, process, technology, program leadership, change management, business analysis, and subject matter expertise to drive results. We understand the importance of driving alignment and collaboration across functions and stakeholders to create buy-in and ensure the commitment necessary to deliver. We work with our clients to develop a shared understanding of the why, what, and how across the organization while equipping team members with new approaches, strategies, and tools to ensure sustainable results.