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Breaking through functional and cultural barriers to drive value post-acquisition

Most PE firms expect to encounter some teething problems when it comes post-acquisition integration. Left unattended, the problems caused by cultural and functional silos will grow, causing significant challenges within the newly acquired company. However, with the right management approach, it is possible to break down silos to bring about sustainable change and prepare the business for sale.

Successful change requires a clear business strategy and a strong set of corporate values. You need to develop the organizational maturity to determine exactly where you are now, the 'as is' environment and understand how to develop and implement a new organizational design for the 'to be' environment that will help you to achieve your goals quickly.

To make the necessary changes, the organization may need to unlearn its current behaviors and learn something new. This can be a painful process and there will, inevitably be casualties along the way. In our experience, the highest value is achieved in the shortest time when external resources have full license to identify and drive improvements that will infuse best in class processes and procedures across the entire buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain. This is what Maine Pointe calls Total Value Optimization™.


Click here to find out how Maine Pointe helped the PE owners of a specialty equipment manufacturer formed from more than 100 acquisitions break down functional silos and move their procurement function up the maturity curve.


As specialists in procurement, logistics and operations, we know that there are cost savings to be found almost everywhere in the key areas of your value chain. Not only that, we have the experience, methodology and capability to deliver significant savings and help clients move up the maturity curve to achieve Total Value Optimization™.

Find out how Maine Pointe can help assess your operations and implement improvement projects that deliver fast and compelling economic returns.

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