AI M&A Awards 2018

18 Acquisition International - 2018 M&A Awards MA180014 M&A Post-Merger Integration Advisor of the Year 2018 Global Post-Merger Integration Partners Previously the reserve of big strategy and consulting firms, mature markets and forward-thinking clients were waking up to the benefits that smaller specialists could bring, working collaboratively with each other and in-house teams. Although our Partners and Associates come from dozens of different countries, we were culturally aligned on one thing from the beginning - the way in which we work with our clients: small teams of senior experts -sometimes just one- embedded within client teams during this extraordinary time in their corporate journey. This strong purpose became our common differentiator and over the years has driven us closer together. It resonates well with the core issue that most companies are dealing with, and frankly puts them off working with consultants. Today, Global PMI Partners is a growing consulting firm specialising in acquisition integration. Our international team of experts helps companies globally build lasting local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. We work across industry sectors with corporations of different sizes, as well as private equity firms, on integration and carve- out programmes from the targeting phase through announcement, deal close, integration planning and to the delivery of the individual integration projects. When it comes to results, GPMIP has a reputation for delivering consistently and accelerating integration programmes. in a way that is different for how companies are used to working. This approach has been highly successful for our clients. However, we do it in a different way. We recognise that every deal context is unique. Where others force a rigid one-size-fits-all process on to clients, we’re valued for our dynamic, customised approach to the complex operational, technical and cultural issues that are so critical to an integration’s success. We listen to the challenge a client has and the outcome they would like to see, then tailor our methods and tools to deliver this. Our experts become embedded within our clients, collaboratively managing the process and the right programme team. Our clients work with us because of our experience and our approach. They know that the person providing senior council every day is a seasoned operational M&A expert who has been there and done that many times before, but is also willing to roll their sleeves up and focus on the details. We bring to the table a wealth of Industry experience, as well as big strategy and consulting insight, and we continue to challenge ourselves. We have a lot of interest from applicants about coming to work with us, and whilst we’re growing fast and always looking for talented and experienced consultants, we try to work with people we’ve worked with before, and we don’t bring on any juniors. As well as delivering for clients, we also love driving M&A theory around integrations and carve-outs. Our Partners have written numerous books on M&A, including Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions. We host M&A conferences, lecture at leading business schools (Imperial College, Pepperdine, Wharton), run our own international training programme, lead global M&A surveys, publish in newspapers and journals and have a series of webinars, white papers, videos, podcasts and blogs. The cyclical nature of M&A, along with changing regulation, tax, competition law, social implications of deals and protectionism means that M&A integration is always changing. Our clients are changing, as are their needs in the fast-pasted business environment in which we now all operate. Global PMI Partners began as a network of small independent M&A integration firms and professionals, with offices worldwide, that wanted to provide a new approach to supporting and advising clients through M&A programmes. Andrew Scola takes time to provide us with an overview of the firm. Company: Global Post-Merger Integration Partners Contact: Andrew Scola Telephone: +44 7764 235 220 Web Address: “When it comes to results, GPMIP has a reputation for delivering consistently and accelerating integration programmes with cultural awareness.”