Bain's IT merger integration experts work with our experienced mergers and acquisitions consultants to help companies focus on the value that technology brings to a deal.
Bain focuses its support on key areas of IT merger integration, including application, portfolio, infrastructure, IT organization, projects and suppliers. We partner with clients to address key technology-related M&A challenges:
- Planning post-merger integration: Integration plans need to be uniquely tailored to the nature of each deal and needs to begin early in the process. We work with clients to assess existing IT environments and capabilities, and then identify the opportunities and threats of changes in business structure through our due diligence process.
- Developing IT integration approaches: We work together to develop a tailored strategic IT roadmap and migration plan and to guide the IT decisions and actions required to realize the deal’s maximum value and nothing less.
- Accelerate integration: We help clients develop an IT integration approach that is closely linked with the business integration plan. With our trademark rigor and objectivity, we estimate category-specific synergies and required investments in advance of action, so that leaders can make necessary trade-offs based on data rather than intuition.
Divestitures and separations
When successful companies think about how to manage their portfolios, they think not only about which businesses to grow, but also which to shed. Divestitures require careful orchestration to reorganize and maximize the value of a business's IT platforms and people. Sometimes, divesting non-core assets allows management to focus its attention on the core business—including its IT strategy.