Post-Merger Integration


7 & 8 April 2016 in Vienna with Prof. Kummer

Course Content

  • M&A Strategy and Integration
  • Organization and Governance of PMI
  • Phase 1: PMI Planning
  • Phase 2: Pre-closing Tasks
  • Phase 3: Day 0


In many cases, companies after an acquisition or merger need to integrate the organizations. Traditionally the PMI process is the true and decisive aspect that determines whether the transaction will make it or break it and its ultimate success or failure. For the cases where integration aspects matter, this module will cover the success factors of PMI. It will explain the relation of M&A Strategy and the different choices of integration approaches. We will explore the various forms to organize, govern and structure the PMI efforts and activities. The planning for PMI will be explored what can be done even before the closing and during the actual shaping of the transaction. Especially for after the closing has taken place we will elaborate what needs to be done on Day 0 to make this critical moment a success. From the various time dimensions, different work streams and projects to cover from Day 1 and beyond – often split what can and must be achieved during the First 100 Days and longer term within the first 2 years of combination.

What is included in the on-site course?

  • All course materials
  • Snacks and drinks during the course
  • Come together and networking reception

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