Once a merger or acquisition deal is signed and moving forward, how do you measure success? And how long does it take to achieve that success?
These are excellent questions — and we hope you are asking them early in the process. They don’t, however, have simple answers. After all, your situation may be very different from someone else’s: the sizes of the companies involved in the transaction, the delta between their cultures, differences in business models and the procedures an organization puts in place to handle the transition can dramatically affect the outcome and timeframe of an integration.