Protect business momentum: While integration creates value from synergies, this should not come at the cost of disruption to the existing business.
Accelerate synergy capture and integration: CEOs must keep a constant focus on synergy capture well past Day 100.
Institutionalize the new ways of working: Many CEOs underestimate the complexity of shifting the combined organization to new ways of working
Catalyze the transformation: To achieve the full potential of the combination, CEOs pursue transformational synergies that require significant enterprise-wide, structural change. Some of the most common examples include embracing outsourcing, launching new business models, or adopting disruptive technologies…