The premium on flawless execution is rarely higher than in the midst of an M&A integration. With heavy investments made, requirement for massive change, and uncertainty at a fever pitch, often, corporate communication departments often show their true mettle in how they help their companies navigate these testy waters. With deep corporate and consulting expertise, Gagen MacDonald has helped some of the world’s biggest companies – across a bevy of industries – deliver on their most sensitive and highly staked M&A integrations.
Gagen MacDonald brings a proven but flexible process to mergers and acquisitions. Starting with an analysis of the cultures of both the legacy and acquired companies and a comparison to the strategic aims of the M&A activity, Gagen uses tested tools and templates to create an integrated and time-sensitive plan that quells uncertainty, honors traditions, and begins to forge a shared identity and culture.
Working with leaders of both companies, Gagen MacDonald strives to go beyond the table stakes of talking points and presentations: With our knowledge of how change truly comes about, we work your unique cultures to create new and meaningful points of stakeholder engagement that let employees touch, internalize and process the change they have encountered. These kinds of direct experiences serve to build a shared belief system that is foundational for a common corporate culture. With an eye on metrics and seamless delivery and a bias for action, Gagen MacDonald can help you look around the many corners that exist during these dizzying months of action.