M&A Integration Services

Taking your strategy from vision to reality

According to a recent Harvard Business Review report, the failure rate for M&A sits between 70 percent and 90 percent.

Auxis as Your M&A
Integration Partner

With a result-driven operational expertise, Auxis focuses on making your M&A vision a reality – people, process and technology. From synergy realization to system integration and organizational re-alignment, we focus on the heavy lifting required for success.

Once an acquisition closes, strong project management is an absolute requirement to ensure that the strategic plans developed are being implemented. But project management is not all that is required. Often, there needs to be “boots on the ground” at the organization actually performing many of the integration related tasks – rather than just managing and reporting on them to management.

From project leadership to tactical support, the following chart details the various levels of our involvement during an integration:

AUXIS' INTEGRATION PRINCIPLES

Establish a high performance, dedicated team.

Move fast:

  • Rapid Decision Making - "80/20" Rule
  • Focus on integration, not optimization.

Implement a disciplined approach with strong project management:

  • Task priorization, resource management, effective decision making, etc.

Simplify & streamline operations:

  • Ask why - understand the drivers for integration.

Focus on key risks & develop mitigation plans.

Perform timely, comprehensive change management:

  • Communicate early and often to stablize all stakeholders (employees, suppliers, investors).

Identify and leverage Best Practices for both organizations.

WHY AUXIS?

20-year proven track record successfully delivering large transformational initiatives including M&A, Shared Services and System Implementations

  • Extensive M&A experience in multiple industries and countries.
  • Deep multi-functional expertise, including F&A, HR, IT and Supply Chain.
  • Structured to bridge from Strategy to Operational Execution.
  • Operational experts, not career consultants - ideal blend of industry and consulting experience.
  • Customized, flexible and “hands-on” approach.
  • Robust PMO capabilities that are grounded by a “results driven” mindset.

CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

  • Successfully managed the overall detachment and integration of the Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI) in Latin America.
  • Completed the separation and integration of 14 countries in 11 months, avoiding 45% of the original Temporary Services Agreement (TSA) fees as a result of early exits.
  • Performed Operational Due Diligence, Pre-Acquisition Planning, and Post Merger Integrations for the acquisition of Margaritaville Restaurants across the United States.
  • Successfully integrated and stabilized the back-office functions including F&A, Operations, IT and HR.
  • Developed Shared Services Operating Model for US and Canada to integrate Elizabeth Arden with 2 Revlon Business Units that were operating independently.
  • Proposed hybrid model included a US-Based Center of Excellence with a nearshore BPO transaction processing center in Auxis Costa Rica.
  • Strong business case - IRR of 90% and payback period of less than 1.5 years.
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