Latest opinion piece from The Agile Gorilla for your thoughts, ideas and critique. As with much of what we write, how your personal experiences correspond / or jar with this approach is where the real value sits. Look forward to hearing from you. All the best Ben https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-you-target-need-own-post-deal-plans-acquirer-david-boyd/
Have a listen…it’s a reasonably coherent description of who we are at Agile Gorilla and what we’re trying to do…would welcome your comments as always. http://dealroom.libsyn.com/ben-de-haldevang-and-david-boyd-founding-partners-of-agile-gorilla-s3e4
The final chapter (for now!) in our series on the unwritten rules of post acquisition integration. We’ve explored programme structures, leadership teams and the approach to acquired leaders and the fable of the business case! This last one is focused on the old favourite. We at Agile Gorilla think that this is as much to do with external consultants being able to understand cost line items much more easily than […]
All that is written cannot be changed…the tablets of stone of the business case! In what other walk of life can you imagine a situation where the thoughts, analysis and assumptions of one person (or perhaps a small team), drawn up before any access to the subject matter was granted and therefore based entirely on an ‘out to in’ perspective are entirely inviolate? …all because this was the rationale presented […]
Functions continue to dominate organisation structures, whilst perpetuating silo based thinking. Nowhere is this more the case than in mergers and transactions where the function based due diligence process just continues in the post deal period. Attached a short article to illustrate the issue. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/functional-teams-should-lead-way-ben-de-haldevang/?published=t hashtag#theagilegorilla hashtag#postdealintegration hashtag#mergersandacquisitions Look forward to hearing from you. Any comments, critiques welcome as ever.
The latest piece from my colleague, David Boyd, on the potential benefits of delivering deals internally rather than relying on expensive, external, experienced but rarely independent consultants. Worth a read as always…comment and critique welcomed! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-bring-ma-integration-in-house-david-boyd/
Beyond the beautiful pictures and the well crafted and perhaps provocative words, we believe there is a fundamental issue with the way in which M&A is considered and delivered. This is the Agile Gorilla manifesto…have a read and let us know what you think. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-time-revolution-ma-david-boyd/