Merger Integration and Carve-Outs

Optimize the value and strategic potential of the deal.

RSM provides assistance throughout the merger integration or carve-out process. RSM consultants work with you through the diligence and strategy process as well as the implementation efforts to set up the new business structure. RSM is there to help you avoid major pitfalls and get to a smooth operating environment.

Once the strategic decision has been made to go forward with a transaction, the real work begins. We are there every step of the way. Frequently, we work with you after the business is set up to successfully integrate and institutionalize the newly established entity's culture and processes. Every day, our merger integration and carve-out teams work with private equity firms and strategic buyers across the country to help them maximize operational performance and realize their return on invested capital.

Merger integration services

RSM consultants provide guidance, project leadership and technical skills throughout the merger integration process to successfully align, enable or create operational capabilities, systems, processes and cultures to achieve your business goals. Because more than half of all post-merger synergies are related to technology systems and infrastructure which will impact operating performance, we perform rigorous IT and operations due diligence to identify improvement areas to effectively support your business while increasing EBITDA.

Our consultants frequently work with buyers weeks or even years after the deal closes to optimize performance, manage processes, systems and IT infrastructure.

Carve-out services

Hundreds of private equity firms as well as corporate strategic buyers regularly work with RSM management consulting professionals. Getting the new entity up and running independently and off a transition services agreement (TSA) as quickly as possible can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings. We help you mitigate separation risks, assist you in quickly taking control, and effectively setting up required capabilities to support ongoing business and planned growth.

Using our proprietary methodology, we help the carved-out entity assess its path forward, identify the complexity of issues and provide the skills and capabilities required for optimum performance. As the buyer of the new entity, you receive a robust plan to transition away from the TSA. Typically, carve-out assistance is heavily focused on the technology infrastructure and core applications. We also actively assist our clients in defining the required organizational structure, governance, process and profitability optimization, reporting, and we can provide transitional management assistance across IT, finance, HR and other functional areas.

Why RSM?

For years, we've worked with PE firms and corporate buyers as strategic partners throughout all phases of the M&A, divestiture and carve-out cycle. Our professionals focus on creating a strategy to increase your post-deal value and then help you realize your expected return on your investment.

When increasing value and optimizing performance are top of mind, contact RSM.



Mergers and Acquisitions: Don’t Underestimate the Importance of IT Assessments

In an aggressive deal-making environment, speed is often a key to success. However, RSM RSM Managing Director Jim Cashin warns prospective buyers that inadequate due diligence and post-close planning for IT systems can be a critical—and expensive—mistake.

  • James Cashin
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  • September 22, 2011


Merger integration initiatives lead to $1 million in annual savings

Learn how a manufacturer improved its product line profitability while streamlining the back office.

  • March 18, 2014

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