During Due Diligence, our company identifies potential synergies that can be achieved post-close. Many times, Day 1 activities that allow a more granular look at business operations have altered our view of the priorities of these synergies. Day 1 activities have also been known to change our initial synergies and shape them into something that looks completely different than the Due Diligence evaluation.
How many of you have been surprised by Day 1 findings to the degree of reshaping many identified synergies? Has your company been successful with Due Diligence evaluations to where you did not have to divert/re-shape at all?