October 15, 2009

Earnings Improvement

Big organization changes (like mergers and acquisitions) attract attention from the stakeholder community and particularly investors. This community has given the trust and funding to go ahead with the deal but now expect to see something in return. Earnings are what everyone is waiting for. And of course, the due diligence analysis says it’s going to happen.

It will happen if the transition is managed well. It will happen if the leadership team has a keen sense of the risk factors that can affect bottom-line performance. It will happen if speed, discipline and process come together in the first 90 days after announcement.