Bringing M&A
Strategies to Life

Whether corporate acquisitions or carve-outs: Effective management of transaction tasks and the accompanying cultural changes are equally necessary for transactions to be successfully implemented.

For integration projects, we support you in all integration management tasks, synergy realization and cultural integration. In the case of corporate carve-outs, we support you in all carve-out tasks, ensuring Day 1 readiness, separation of business models, employee transition and creation of a new cultural identity.

Based on our experience and best practices, we developed our holistic approaches acondasONE® and acondasTWO®, which enable a structured and efficient management of the entire project.

acondas ONE®


acondas ONE® is a systematic approach for post-merger integration projects which consists of four components:

  • ONE Business: integration of business model, evaluation of synergies, development of measures
  • ONE Company: integration of organizational model, processes and systems
  • ONE DNA: cultural analysis, common target culture, measures for cultural integration
  • Project and change management: master plan for integration and change tasks

Following this approach, we ensure that companies successfully merge together to become one through integration projects.

acondas TWO®


acondas TWO® is an integrated approach to the successful planning and control of carve-out projects which consists of four components:

  • TWO Businesses: business model outgoing unit, target derivation, delimitation
  • TWO Entities: separation process, individual steps up to the spin-off date
  • TWO Employers: employee transition and cultural change
  • Project and change management: master plan for spin-off and change tasks

Following this approach, we support our customers in implementing a complete and successful separation into two organizations.

Project and Change Management

“Even the best thought-out M&A strategy will not implement itself. Since people’s attitudes and behaviors do not change automatically, implementation projects require active project management and extensive change management.
Our integrated project and change management approach (acondas PCM®) combines the “”hard”” factors of project management with the “”soft”” factors of change management. Our approach addresses all success-critical aspects of transaction projects and intervenes in a targeted, active and effective way in transaction projects. This is how we ensure the sustainable implementation success of the transaction projects.”

Here’s how you benefit:

  • Better project results through a holistic view

  • Faster implementation thanks to more motivated employees
  • Higher commitment to project results thanks to visible sponsors and opportunities for participation

  • More efficient and effective control by identifying dependencies and synergies
  • Risk minimization by involving all important Stakeholders
  • Measurable results through integrated progress and success tracking
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