CHRONICLES OF M&A INTEGRATION

MANAGING PERSONALITY CLASHES BETWEEN EXECUTIVES DURING M&A INTEGRATION

December 19, 2020 Robert Heaton
CHRONICLES OF M&A INTEGRATION
MANAGING PERSONALITY CLASHES BETWEEN EXECUTIVES DURING M&A INTEGRATION
Show Notes

In this episode I'm joined by my  Global PMI Partners colleagues, Michael Scherer and Jon Burke M&A integration is a pressured and stressful environment at any time and it's an environment that calls for deep experience that goes well beyond following a bouncing ball. In fact the skills of a merger and acquisition integration consultant sometimes extend way beyond those that we would normally expect. 

Michael  outlines his experience of a scenario that developed when two executives decided to publicly and vocally air their disagreements during a project review meeting that included the CEO, the PE sponsor and the entire sale organisations from the acquiring and acquired businesses.

Listen to how Michael managed to help defuse the clash of personalities and turn a potentially damaging situation into a positive outcome for all concerned.