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Matt Scherocman

How Cloud-Based Technology Makes the Mergers & Acquisitions Process Frictionless

How Cloud-Based Technology Makes the Mergers & Acquisitions Process Frictionless

In today’s data-driven world, merging with or absorbing another company can seem stressful, to say the least. Fortunately, cloud-based technology makes it simpler than ever to integrate the infrastructures of two or more companies. It provides several benefits that allow companies to enhance their own operations, even in the middle of a merger or acquisition.

Technology Gives Options to Companies Undergoing a Merger

Today’s technology allows business owners to determine how they want to merge their data, programs, operations, and infrastructure. For example, when a company acquires another organization, it may choose to leave its infrastructure completely independent of the one acquired and simply build connectivity between them. On the other hand, it may decide to migrate both infrastructures to the cloud. Lastly, in some cases, the acquiring company may want to migrate only one company to the cloud, then integrate that service into the other’s on-site infrastructure. The availability of these options allows companies to determine which type of integration would best suit their needs for both current and future needs. View eight key ways acquiring companies can ensure IT is playing a pervasive role in executing a profitable merger.

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Easing the Pain of M&A with an Office 365 IT Strategy

Easing the Pain of M&A with an Office 365 IT Strategy

Duro Bag was once a small, family-owned paper bag manufacturing business with traditional IT needs. After being acquired by a private equity firm, a new entity was created called Novolex. After a flurry of acquisitions, Duro quickly became part of the largest paper bag producer in the world with nearly 2,000 employees and billions of dollars in revenue. The CIO and Director of IT suddenly found themselves in charge of the IT infrastructure for an organization that was no longer a small manufacturing company, but instead a billion-dollar enterprise with multiple subsidiaries, and more coming on board.

“There is no way they had enough excess capacity in the original company to merge all the acquired IT systems together,” says Matt Scherocman, President of Interlink Cloud Advisors. “They had to go to the cloud because they couldn’t possibly move fast enough to build servers and infrastructure, to be able to consolidate the firm’s IT systems.”

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M&A: The Six Phases of IT Integration

M&A: The Six Phases of IT Integration

A post-merger IT integration is a significant endeavor. The parent company wants to get up and running as quickly as possible while enabling long-term growth. Interlink offers a six-phase process that is designed to facilitate a smooth transition and streamline business processes across the entire organization. Each phase works to ensure that IT is building the integration between the businesses, limiting impacting on existing cash flow, and is leveraging the cloud where it makes sense. Here are our six phases of IT integration:

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The Key to a Successful M&A Strategy - Streamlined IT Integration Process (with Infographic)

The Key to a Successful M&A Strategy - Streamlined IT Integration Process (with Infographic)

A company’s IT systems play a critical role in their daily business operations. To prevent business disruptions and delayed revenue growth, organizations must have a plan in place to streamline the IT integration process post-merger. Without one, companies risk the following costly mistakes:

Assuming licensing assets will transfer.

It is common for the value of software licenses to be included in a valuation. However, software licenses don’t always

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Top 3 M&A Technology Challenges Organizations Face

Top 3 M&A Technology Challenges Organizations Face

Mergers and acquisitions are filled with technology and organizational challenges - many which M&A teams may not have planned for. Whether it's people or software licensing, the M&A process is rarely predictable. Based on our experience of combining the infrastructures of hundreds of firms post-merger, we’ve outlined some key challenges that IT will face during M&A, and the solutions available through Microsoft Cloud solutions.

M&A Technology Challenge 1: Underestimating Change Management Needs

The most important component of the M&A process is the end-user. The end-users need to stay connected and productive, but the rapid changes brought about during M&A, often disrupt workflows and frustrate entire departments. M&A teams frequently underestimate how changes in technology can strain business units, leaving end-users feeling lost, and in a state of chaos.

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